PLYMOUTH – Another year, another Northern Indiana Conference title for Penn girls golf team.
The Kingsmen shot a 334 at Pretty Lake Golf Course Saturday to win the team championship over runner-up South Bend Saint Joseph by 24 shots. It is the fifth straight NIC title for Penn and 21st in the last 23 years.
Four Kingsmen players finished in the top seven. Sophomore Scarlett Biever was second with a 79, senior Delaney Wade third with an 81, senior Jill Daniels fifth with an 86 and sophomore Claire Tobin seventh with an 88. Penn’s fifth player, Lily Norris, shot a 95.
While Saint Joe fell short of the team title, it did net the individual medalist Marley Dunham. The sophomore shot a 77, edging Biever by two strokes for the championship. Other top-10 performers for Saint Joseph were Sydney Schmeltz (ninth, 92) and Reese Hull (10th, 94).
Rounding out the top 10 was Glenn junior Bri Wolff, who finished fourth with an 86, earning the spot over Daniels by virtue of a tiebreaker. New Prairie’s Jenna Bauman finished sixth with an 87, while South Bend Adams senior Katherine Swain tied for eighth with a 91.
Below are the final team standings and results.
2023 NIC Girls Golf Championship
At Pretty Lake Golf Club, Plymouth
1. Penn, 334: Scarlett Biever 79, Delaney Wade 81, Jill Daniels 86, Clare Tobin 88, Lilly Norris 95
2. Saint Joseph, 358: Marley Dunham 77, Sydney Schmeltz 92, Reese Hull 94, Margaux Hannewyk 95, Maryella Wittig 110
3. New Prairie, 386: Jenna Bauman 87, Hayden Flagg 95, Kerrigan Evans 101, Hannah Kole 103, Emily Snodgrass 112
4. Bremen, 426: Samantha Ton 95, Isabella Woodward 108, Zoey Price 108, Addie Stine 115, Natalie Buck 118
5. South Bend Adams, 440: Katherine Swain 91, Joie Warnke 104, Audrey Fremeau 118, Kamryn Dubie 127, Sophia Yoder 132
6. Elkhart, 449: Laci Stimac 105, Evie McCormick 109, Natalie Smith 117, Mardi Waits 118, Elizabeth Higgins 122
7. Mishawaka Marian, 453: Celia Florkowski 105, Lucie Tinervia 105, Lilli Fleming 112, Maggie Jacobs 131, Madilyn Brough 139
8. John Glenn, 461: Bri Wolff 86, Olivia Ramsey 122, Esther Schwartz 125, Shannon Vermillion 128
South Bend Washington (NS): LeAna Hudson 116, Kayla Sawdon 122
South Bend Riley (NS): Lexington Jenkins 114
Note: South Bend Clay and Jimtown had no players
This article originally appeared on the South Bend Tribune: HS girls golf: Penn wins team title, Saint Joseph’s Marley Dunham individual medalist at NIC championship