Practice makes perfect ... or at least will make you better.
That is the case with the Batesville High School girls golf team.
Back on the course competitively for a fourth time in six days, the Lady Bulldogs turned in their best effort of the season.
Coach Tom Meyer’s crew placed sixth in a field of 18 teams at the Greensburg Invitational on Saturday. The Lady Bulldogs finished with a team score of 380 strokes on the Greensburg Country Club course.
It is the first time this season the Lady Bulldogs have been able to break the 400 mark.
Columbus North set the pace with a score of 317 followed by Richmond (337) and Columbus East (338). Connersville (349) and Jennings County (369) finished just ahead of the Lady Bulldogs.
Sophomore Madison McCreary turned in a season best 18-hole score of 81 to lead the Lady Bulldogs. She had a 41 on the front nine and followed up with a 40 on the back. McCreary’s score was the eighth best for the day.
Seniors Alex Heidlage and Lauren Duncan were next in line for Batesville. Heidlage combined nine hole scores of 47 and 48 for a 95, while Duncan carded scores of 49 and 47 for a 96.
Samantha Heidlage rounded out the team score with a 108, while Staci Records added a 119.
The Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters rounded out the field with a team score of 494 strokes.
Nora Stacy led the way for coach Tim Maple’s bunch with an 18-hole score of 98. She had a 51 on the front and 47 on the back.
Meghan Gray (115) and Caroline Storms (132) were second and third. Shannon Deal added a 149 to complete the scoring, while Miranda Fitzgerald was the fifth player to compete.
The East Central Lady Trojans finished one spot ahead of OA with a team score of 466.
Skylar McMahon carded the top score for EC with a 110, while Steph Beddinghaus was second with a 113.