By Ron Nunnari – Rnunnari@AimMediaMidwest.com
CENTERVILLE — Senior Amara Tipple set a school record by shooting at 73 in the girls Division I high school golf sectional tournament Wednesday at Yankee Trace Golf Course. Tipple placed third overall.
Tipple shot a 37 on the front nine and 36 on the back nine.
Tipple’s accomplishment came despite her scoring an eight on one hole on the back nine.
“The most important thing she did on the back nine was having an Eagle, which is only the second Eagle we have ever had at Northmont in girls golf,” said Coach Vivian Bibler. “She also had several birdies so we were really impressed with her today. Her personal best before the 73 was an 87.”
The Eagle came on a Par 4 hole where Tipple flew the ball into the hole from about 90 yards out.
The player from Centerville that Tipple was paired with, Marissa Wenzler, shot a 69.
“Wenzler pushed Amara to really score her best, and she did. She stepped right up to the plate,” Bibler commented. “I couldn’t be prouder of her.”
Senior Ashley Singer shot a 99, junior Delaney Schmidt shot 100 and senior Hannah Toth had a 103.
Northmont ended up taking 2nd place overall in the 15 team tournament with a team score of 375, which was 14 strokes better than last year’s sectional score. Centerville took 1st place with a 302, Tippecanoe was 3rd with a 380 and Beavercreek took 4th place with a 383. Only the top four teams and the top four lowest individual scorers not on a placing team advanced to district play.
“It was an unbelievable day,” Bibler added. “We have never had anyone shoot that low.”
Northmont now advances to the district tournament at Beavercreek Golf Club on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Sectional runner-up teams are scheduled to tee off at 10:20 a.m.
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