ST. JOHN — Lake Central’s Alexis Miestowski might not have started her senior campaign any better.
On Tuesday, Miestowski earned medalist honors at the 16-team Lafayette Jeff Booster Invitational at Battle Ground Golf Course with a 2-under-par 70.
She followed that up with the exact same score on her home course, Palmira, on Wednesday in the Lake Central Invitational to lead the host Indians to the title with 326.
"Palmira is a more difficult course set up," she said. "You have to be strategic here."
Miestowski won state medalist honors as a sophomore and finished third last season.
She also has kept up with a tough offseason schedule.
“I play world national tournaments all summer, so coming back to high school tournaments and meets is shorter (course lengths),” she said. “You have to be smarter with your club choice.
“I feel ready for my last (high school) season. I just want to do well for (my team).”
Lake Central teammates Dominique and Danielle Colantuono carded an 81 and 88, respectively, sandwiched around an 87 from Sarah Sanders. Fifth golfer Isabel Spanburg, shot a respectable 91.
“It was a team effort again. (It) keeps momentum going from (Tuesday),” Lake Central coach Chris Rossiano said. “We had a bogey here and there, but we kept fighting back. It’s our home and sectional course, so we always love a good showing.”
His Indians are just halfway through a busy opening week in which their schedule will prepare the squad for the rest of the season.
Following the good showings at Battle Ground and Palmira, Lake Central will play in a meet at Purdue today, then at the State Preview Meet on Saturday at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel — home of the state finals.
“It’s good early in the season (to play these tourneys),” Rossiano said. “It keeps us on our toes and keeps us thinking and gets us into shape for the postseason.”
Runner-up Valparaiso shot a 338, and it was led by sophomore Wynne Aldrich’s 73, while Grace Cusson shot 84 and Ema Gilliana posted an 88.
Munster was third with 360, led by Euna Lee’s 80, while Portage’s Olivia Wood shot 85 and Kankakee Valley’s Hannah Herma posted a 79.