Indiana high school girls golf state tournament 2022: Day 1 results

CARMEL –– Sage Parsetich thought for sure her approach shot is No. 9 was destined for a wet landing.

Playing at Prairie View Golf Club in the opening round of the IHSAA girls golf state championship Friday, the Center Grove senior had a bad feeling about her shot as soon as she hit it. But instead of landing with a splash, it sailed over the hazard and bounced safely on the green, setting her up for a par finish.

It was a lucky shot, laughed Parsetich, who was 2-over through nine, but after that, the energy changed.

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Center Grove High School senior Sage Parsetich tees off during the first day of competition in the 50th Annual IHSAA Girls' Golf State Championship tournament, Friday, Sept.  30, 2022, at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel, Ind.

Parsetich erased a bogey on No. 10 with a birdie, then posted par on five of her next seven holes to finish with a 4-over 76, good for third entering Saturday’s final round.

Columbus North freshman Ava Bunker sits atop the Leaderboard after firing a 3-under 69; Batesville freshman Ava South is second at 2-over 74.

“I was a bit nervous in the beginning, thinking ‘it’s my last go-around’ and putting that pressure on myself to do well,” Parsetich said. “(But then) I started telling myself, ‘You can’t think about that. Just go out and have fun.’ And I turned things around.”

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