Lebanon — Annabelle Pancake will go down as the best golfer in Zionsville history when she finishes her career this fall.
But on Wednesday night at the Boone County Tournament at Cool Lake, Pancake did something that she (or any other Zionsville golfer) has ever done. Pancake shot a school record 31 (4-under) to win medalist honors and help the Eagles win the team title.
"You are looking at the best player who has ever played at Zionsville," Zionsville head coach Steve Simmons said. "She is the longest hitter in the state, and on a short course like this, she is going to overpower it, and that's what she did today."
Zionsville shot a 144 on Tuesday, there third best score ever at the county tournament.
Simmons said he was happy with the girls being able to take control of the conditions and shoot low.
"We had two personal bests and tied another one," Simmons said. "To get out and do that was great. We needed to get some matches under our belts, and it was great to be out here tonight. Our girls had a great time and it is great to shoot low numbers."
Lauren Kaltenmark tied for second with a 37, with Abby Thielbar and Megan Gray coming in one shot behind with a 38.
"Lauren is a really strong girl too, and is really just figuring out how good she is," Simmons said. "I don't think she quite understands that yet. Abby has been a little up and down, but she is working really hard and our top-3 will carry us most of the year. I was really happy for Megan Gray tonight. That was a career best and she is getting more confident by the day."
Sarah Mayo made her varsity debut shooting a 43.
"Sarah hits it a long way and if she figures out how to keep it in play, which I think she will, she is going to be a really good player for us," Simmons said. "We have some competition for that 5-spot and she is right in that mix. She had a nice round today."
The Eagles are back in action Saturday when they host the Zionsville Invite at GCI.
The shotgun start begins at 1:30 p.m.