IHSAA News Release

September 28, 2010

The top 11 teams and 16 of the 20 squads in the latest state coaches association rankings have advanced to the 38th Annual IHSAA Girls Golf State Finals which begin Friday at The Legends of Indiana Golf Course in Franklin.

Top-ranked Roncalli, which finished fourth in 2009, posted team scores of 313 and 316 to win its respective sectional and regional championships and will make its fifth straight trip to the state finals. No. 2 Penn, No. 3 Richmond and No. 4 Martinsville, the defending state champion, each collected regional crowns on Saturday as well to earn their spots in the 21-team field. In all, 17 of the teams are repeat entries from a year ago.

Evansville Memorial, which finished second to Jasper at Eagle Valley on Saturday, will appear as a squad for the 11th straight year, one short of tying Martinsville’s record 12-year streak from 1990-2001. Jasper’s regional crown was its first since 1994.

Indianapolis Bishop Chatard is one of two teams to advance to the state meet for the first time. The Trojans won their first regional title by four strokes at Battle Ground on Saturday and are joined by Fairfield, the third place team at Cobblestone.

In addition to those teams, 21 individuals have moved on without their squads for a total of 126 participants representing 41 schools. Players will tee off the Middle 9 course and the Road 9 course beginning at 8:30 am ET / 7:30 am CT on Friday. Those teams and individuals that make the cut will return for a second day on Saturday with the first group again starting at 8:30 am ET. The first round tee times and pairings are available here.

Noblesville’s Meghan Potee, the 2009 state champion, has graduated but 13 individuals from last year’s Top 25, including a trio of fifth-place finishers have earned their way back this weekend. Richmond senior Trisha Witherby, the 2008 state champ, returns as does Roncalli senior Jamie Caylor and East Noble sophomore Katie Sharp. Witherby finished third (75) to Union County’s Ryleigh Waltz (71) at Westwood; Caylor (73) won a playoff with teammate Anna Gleixner for the regional win at Smock and; Sharp ran away with the regional crown at Cobblestone posting a 67 and winning by eight strokes.

Evansville North’s Natalie Schmett was runner-up (72) at Eagle Valley on Saturday, one week after posting a 69 to win the sectional at Fendrich.

Fans and media are invited to view the progress of the state finals by visiting www.golfstat.com. The IHSAA will post the hole-by-hole scores for every player throughout the two days.

State Finals
The Legends of Indiana Golf Course, 2555 N. Hurricane Road, Franklin, IN, 46131. | Website
Dates: Friday, Oct. 1 (Round One); Saturday, Oct. 2 (Round Two).
Time: 8:30 am ET / 7:30 am CT both days.
Admission: $8 per person per day; $12 per person both days.
Advancement from Round One to Round Two: Top nine teams; Any team within 12 strokes of the lead after Round One; Top nine individuals, excluding those individuals who advance with a team plus; Any individual within four strokes of the lead after Round One; Teams tied for ninth place and medalists tied for ninth place.
Live Scoring: www.golfstat.com
Wednesday Tee Times | State Tournament Information


Media Information

Media Hosts: Sports Information Director Jason Wille and staff assistant Mike Wilson will be on hand to assist in your coverage.

Media Credentials: The 2010-11 IHSAA State Finals Media Credential will allow for admission. To apply, please e-mail your request (with name of individual) as soon as possible to IHSAA Sports Information Director Jason Wille at jwille@ihsaa.org. E-mail requests MUST originate from a recognized business account; e-mails from personal accounts (ie: yahoo.com, aol.com, etc.) will not be accepted. Deadline is Wednesday, September 29, at 4 pm ET / 3 pm CT. Approved requests will be left for pickup at the team check-in table located between the clubhouse and the cart barn. A limited amount of riding carts will be available to members of the media on a first-come, first-served basis. Your credential is necessary for cart rental. Please check in at the clubhouse for details. Carts will not be issued to the general public.

Services: Working space and wireless access will be available in the cart barn. Please be aware that pool phone service will NOT be provided. Copies of the official program including scorecards also will be available along with results from both days of the event. Tee-times and pairings for Saturday’s final round will be posted to the IHSAA website as soon as possible on Friday afternoon/evening.


Teams Qualified (21) *indicates regional champion.
Carmel, Center Grove, Chesterton, Columbus North, DeKalb, East Noble*, Evansville Memorial, Fairfield, Hamilton Southeastern, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard*, Indianapolis Cathedral, Jasper*, Lafayette Jefferson, Martinsville*, Noblesville, Penn*, Richmond*, Roncalli *, Valparaiso, Washington, Zionsville.

Teams Returning from 2009 State Finals (17 of 21)
Carmel, Center Grove, Chesterton, Columbus North, DeKalb, East Noble, Evansville Memorial, Hamilton Southeastern, Indianapolis Cathedral, Lafayette Jefferson, Martinsville, Noblesville, Penn, Richmond, Roncalli, Valparaiso, Washington.

Individuals Qualified without a Team (21)
Sydney Bailey (12), South Central (Union Mills).
Janice Baumberger (12), Franklin Central.
Elizabeth Carlson (11), Fremont.
Lexie Crutchfield (12), Connersville.
Sibil Gill (11), Western.
Allyson Hackman (11), Brownstown Central.
Kayla Katterhenry (10), Castle.
Kylie Kern (12), Kokomo.
Haley King (12), Elkhart Memorial.
Katie Kirschner (12), Ben Davis.
Kamryn Klawitter (12), Munster.
Mattie Lindner (11), Lebanon.
Chelsea Mattingly (12), Ben Davis.
Natalie Schmett (12), Evansville North.
Mary Katherine Slattery (12), Marquette Catholic.
Ryleigh Waltz (10), Union County.
Rachel Welker (11), Terre Haute North.
Shelby Williams (11), Plainfield.
Kennedy Windlan (10), Yorktown.
Chanice Young (12), Evansville Reitz.
Krista Zurcher (12), Wawasee.

Individuals Returning from 2009 Top 25 (13)
T5. Jamie Caylor, Roncalli.
T5. Katie Sharp, East Noble.
T5. Trisha Witherby, Richmond.
T9. Kylie Kern, Kokomo.
T11. Paige Crafton, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard.
T11. Briana Midkiff, Carmel.
T14. Kayla Katterhenry, Castle.
T16. Allison Curtis, DeKalb.
T16. Anna Gleixner, Roncalli.
18. Erinn Sutton, Columbus North.
T19. Shelby Wilson, Martinsville.
T24. Brooke Beegle, Hamilton Southeastern.
T24. Jaclyn Schindler, Martinsville.

Most Consecutive State Finals Appearances
12: Martinsville (1990-2001).

Active Streaks of Consecutive State Finals Team Appearances (3 or more years)
11: Evansville Memorial.
8: Martinsville.
7: Noblesville.
6: DeKalb, Hamilton Southeastern.
5: Roncalli.
4: Carmel, Columbus North, Indianapolis Cathedral, Richmond.
3: Chesterton, Lafayette Jefferson, Penn, Washington.

First-Time Team State Finals Appearances
Fairfield, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard.

State Finals Appearance Droughts Broken
9: Zionsville (2001).

Former State Champions in the Field
Trisha Witherby, Richmond (2008 state champion, T5th in 2009, T19th in 2007).

Former State Runners-Up in the Field

First-Time Regional Champions in the Field
Indianapolis Bishop Chatard.

Regional Championship Droughts Broken
16: Jasper (1994).




The Indiana High School Athletic Association is conducting meetings in each of the three legislative districts through mid-October. Member school administrators, athletic administrators and superintendents should plan to attend one of these meetings designed to provide information on recent changes in IHSAA rules and procedures as well as future changes under consideration. The meetings also provide elected Board representatives and the Commissioner the opportunity to listen to your concerns and opinions.






Tuesday, September 28

1:00 p.m. CT

Evansville Harrison HS


Wednesday, September 29

10:00 a.m.

New Albany HS


Thursday, September 30

9:30 a.m.

North Daviess HS


Monday, October 4

9:30 a.m.

Plymouth HS


Tuesday, October 5

9:30 a.m.

Pendleton Heights HS


Tuesday, October 12

9:30 a.m.

Huntington North HS

Note: All meetings are ET unless otherwise noted.




The following lists of statistical leaders are compiled by VarVee.com, the IHSAA’s official statistics gathering partner. The IHSAA encourages each of its member schools to participate by registering at www.varvee.com and updating statistics by each Monday through the end of the season. Weekly reports will be issued each Tuesday throughout the season.

Football: State Statistical Leaders | Weekly Report 
Volleyball: State Statistical Leaders | Weekly Report
Boys Soccer: State Statistical Leaders | Weekly Report
Girls Soccer: State Statistical Leaders | Weekly Report
Boys Tennis: State Statistical Leaders
Girls Golf: State Statistical Leaders



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