CROWN POINT | Valparaiso’s Harley Dubsky had a record-setting performance at Youche Country Club on Friday.
Dubsky set a personal-best with nine birdies and fired a school-record and personal-best round of 6-under par 65 to take medalist honors at the Crown Point Invitational.
“I didn’t even realize how many birdies I was making,” Dubsky said. “I said I had better make birdies because I was hitting the ball so well. I wanted my score to show that I was hitting the ball well. My pitching and chipping was spot-on today, and my driver was cooperating pretty well.”
The Times No. 1 Vikings finished second with a team total of 315. State No. 2 Penn won the tournament with a 301 total. Crown Point finished third, while Lake Central was fourth.
“We really started out slowly,” Valparaiso coach Bill Miller said. “Harley didn’t start slowly, but other girls had a rough six or seven holes, and they really got it back together and played nicely coming in.”
Dubsky made four birdies on the front nine, but she made a bogey and a double bogey to make the turn at 1-under.
On the back nine, she made five birdies and four pars. At one point, she made a score of three on six-straight holes.
“I got it going were I had some wedges and chipping that I hit close within 10 feet, and I was just making putts,” she said.
The Vikings also got a round of 79 from Jennifer Gough, while Brooke Fullenkamp chipped in with 84 and Lauren Caputo had 87.
“That’s what we need every round,” Miller said. “It’s been a nice team round. Everyone knows how important each shot is and how important their score is.”
Tiffany Curtis led the Bulldogs with a round of 74. She finished her round with a birdie on No. 18.
“I pulled it out with a birdie at the end,” Curtis said. “I always like to finish strong.”
Alyssa Harvey posted a score of 83 for C.P.
Kylie Shoemake led Lake Central with a score of 78.
“It was a scramble kind of day,” Shoemake said. “I made a few long putts to save par.”
Julia Beggs chipped in to post a score of 84 for the Indians.
North Newton’s Alisha Watts fired an 82 to lead the Spartans.