Dresbaugh shoots a 77

North Newton senior golfer Mackendzie Dresbaugh opened the 2020 campaign by winning the Rensselaer Central Invitational title for a third time.

RENSSELAER — North Newton senior golfer Mackendzie Dresbaugh successfully defended her Rensselaer Central Invitational title on Tuesday, firing a 77 at Curtis Creek.

Dresbaugh tied for medalist honors with Sydney Cesar of Frankfort. Brynlee DeBoard shot an 88 to tie Keira Bucinski of Winamac for third place. Sophia Sanchez of Hanover Central reached the top five with a 90.

Dresbaugh’s finish propelled the Lady Spartans to the team title with a 384. KVHS was second at 412, followed by Lowell (416), Winamac (329) and the host Bombers (490).

Tri-County finished sixth and South Newton eighth.

The Spartans had four golfers compete, with Madelyn Arenholz shooting a 99. Maddie Binge fired a 102 and Gracie Stevens added a 106.

Besides DeBoard, KV counted a 102 from Kolby Enix, a 106 from Nadia Hemphill and a 116 from Kaelyn Lucasik. Allison Rushmore had a kick-out round of 125.

For the Bombers, senior Cami Geleott had a 109, with teammate Addison Hesson shooting a 115. Abby Luzzader shot a 129 and Olivia Taylor carded a 137.

Josie Zacher had a kick-out score of 139 in her first varsity match.

Chloe Brettnacher shot a 103 for the Cavaliers, who counted scores from Jasmine Culp (121), Addison Ewen (142) and Addison Douglas (142).

Tess Thomas had a 116 to lead South Newton. Delaney Smith shot a 131, followed by Kyanna Dyer (139) and Ruth Sanchez (144).

Bombers compete at Westside

On Thursday, the Lady Bombers competed with 14 other teams at the West Lafayette Invitational. Golfers played at Purdue’s Ackerman-Allen course.

The Bombers shot a 467, with senior Cami Geleott leading the charge with a 105. Addison Hesson was second at 117, Olivia Taylor had a 119 and Ashley Luzadder shot a 126.

The Bombers finished behind Hoosier Conference foes Twin Lakes (438) and Benton Central (460). Western won the team title with a 341 and Tipton’s Lucy Quigley was match medalist with a 77.