Carmel – Three teams from Hamilton County were represented at the Girls State Golf meet this past Friday and Saturday as Noblesville, Westfield, and Carmel all were vying for the chance at becoming state champions. 

When it was all said and done Homestead took home the state title shooting a two-day score of 605 to be crowned the state champions. 
The Lady Millers placed seventh at the state meet shooting a 682, just missing placing sixth by two strokes. 

The Lady Rocks finished the State Championship with a fourth place finish and a trip to the podium for the fourth time in the last five years. Leading the way for the Millers in scoring was freshman Caroline Whallon who tallied a two day score of 17 over-par, Junior Sarah Brenneman finished second for the Millers with a 19 over par. Elanor Karst carded a 25 over par during her two-daty outing to place third for the Millers. The Junior pair of Taylor Caldwell (+55) and Isabella Deibel (+49) rounded out the scoring for the Millers at the state championship. 

The Lady Rocks teed off on Friday at 8:48 on hole number 10 and would have a solid first nine. The team posted the second lowest score of the day on the back nine at Prairie View with a 158. However the second nine wasn’t as good to the Rocks. The team finished day one with a 325 and found themselves in 5th place behind Homestead, Evansville North, Carmel and Zionsville.

Individual scoring on day one for the team was Sophie McGinnis with a 77, Jocelyn Bruch 79, Allie Hildebrand 80, Natalie Shupe 89 and Brette Hanavan 91.

On day two the Lady Rocks teed off beginning at 9:42 on hole number one. The second day was more indicative of what the team has shot all year and they put together two consistent nine holes of golf, shooting a 159 on the front and following it up with a 157 on the back for a 318.
When all the scores were final the Lady Rocks would see themselves jump one spot to fourth place behind State Champions Homestead, Runner up Evansville North and third place Zionsville.

Jocelyn Bruch led the charge on day two with a one under par 71. Sophie McGinnis finished with a 79, Allie Hildebrand and Natalie Shupe both carded an 84 and Brette Hanavan finished with a 91 

The Lady Greyhounds ended the state meet with a fifth place finish overall after their days on their home course. 

Junior Katie Kuc led the way for the Greyhounds and ended up placing fifth overall individually as she tallied a two-day total of 147. Sophomore Ava Hedrick placed second for the Greyhounds with a 161. Junior Sydney Longstreth carded a two-day score of 170 to place third for the Lady Greyhounds. Rounding out the scoring was Senior Elizabeth Hedrick who ended her last state championship shooting a 171 and Freshman Ava Nguyen carded a 176 to help the Greyhounds earn a top five finish. 

Two other individuals from Hamilton County qualified for the state meet as both Angelica and Christina Pfefferkorn from Guerin Catholic participated in the state meet. Angelica who is senior earned herself a top ten finish as she placed eighth by shooting a 151. Christina ended up tying for 33rd as the sophomore shot a 169.