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High Schools

State golf

East Noble’s Sharp in 2nd place


Katie Sharp of East Noble shot a 2-under 70 on Friday and is in second place after the first round of the IHSAA state golf finals at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin.

“It was pretty consistent. I didn’t have very many mistakes. I hit 15 greens and I made some putts,” Sharp said in a phone interview. “… It was a pretty boring round of golf, which those are always the good ones.”

Sharp trails only Kelly Grassel of Chesterton, who shot a 3-under 69.

“I put myself in a great position to come out (today) and play well hopefully,” Sharp said.

Sharp said her round featured four birdies and two bogeys.

“It was very consistent,” East Noble coach Dick Bentz said. “Nothing really jumped up and gave her trouble. She did have one really good up and down from one missed green. But she was so consistent all day long.

“… The key (Friday) was that you don’t want to play yourself out of it. You want to be steady so you have a chance for (today). She’s one out of the lead. There’s a good chance somebody is going to put a good round together. I hope it’s Katie. If she does, she could bring home all the marbles.”

Melissa Greener of Concordia is tied for 55th after shooting an 86.

“She had a pretty solid round (Friday),” Concordia coach Kyle Calloway said. “She played pretty well. She made a couple of missteps, but overall I think she did really well for playing at her first state (finals).”

The tournament concludes today.

“My main goal is to have fun,” Sharp said.

“It’s my last high school round, and I want to enjoy every moment of it. I’m looking forward to playing with some of my friends. It should be a great time.”