COLUMBUS — Lincoln Christian’s 1-2 finish was enough to edge Scotus Central Catholic for the Centennial Conference Tournament title Saturday at Quail Run Golf Course.
Taylor Van Ostrand fired an 88 and Chloe Dworak shot a 91 for the Crusaders, who won the event with a 398 team score.
The second-place Shamrocks finished with a 401.
Makenzie Enderlin led Scotus with a round of 97, good for seventh individually. Enderlin had a goal of shooting under 100, and by making that goal she was the only Scotus golfer to medal at the tournament.
The other three scorers for Scotus were within six strokes of Enderlin.
“I was pleased with the consistent scores across the board,” Scotus head coach Tanya Niedbalski said.
With Scotus’ No. 1 golfer Kaitlyn Enderlin having a bit of an off day, finishing with a 101, Niedbalski was happy to see the other three girls play well.
“We can’t rely on one big gun,” Niedbalski said. “Everybody has to step up at some point and the others stepped up today.”
Emily Carstens shot a 100 and Maddie Neville finished with a 103 to round out the team score for the Shamrocks. Kendra Wiese shot a 108 as the alternate score.
With all seven teams at the invite finishing within 25 strokes of each other, Niedbalski knows close tournaments like this will benefit her team in the district event.
“It’s good competition,” she said. “We need that so the girls realize every stroke counts.”
Niedbalski expects another closely contested tournament Wednesday when Scotus hosts its home invite at Quail Run Golf Course, with Class A Lincoln Pius X among the 10-team field.
“People ask me why we invite a Class A school to our invite,” Niedbalski said. “Because we want to play the best.”