SANTA CLAUS -- After a pair of convincing wins on their home course earlier in the week, the Gibson Southern girls golf team carried the momentum over into Saturday’s Forest Park Invitational.
The Lady Titans shot a season-best 18-hole score of 342 to claim the team championship by 10 strokes over Evansville Memorial.
“This is the lowest 18-hole team score we have had since I have been coach at Gibson Southern,” third-year Lady Titans coach Cliff Irvin said.
Allie Sensmeier and Hillary Humbaugh paced the Lady Titans with a pair of 83’s on the scorecard at Christmas Lake GC.
Irvin mentioned Sensmeier’s score could have been in the 70’s if she would have experienced better luck with the putter.
“She was so close to her personal best,” the coach said of his top golfer. “She missed six putts inside of five feet. I know she was frustrated, but I was proud of her for staying strong. She played a great round.”
She finished her round with seven pars and recorded a birdie.
The birdie came on one of the signature holes on the course -- the Par 3 island green No. 5.
Humbaugh was the most consistent golfer on the day for the Titans. She registered 10 pars on the round, including four straight on holes 13-16.
“She stumbled a bit at the end, but she was steady all day,” Irvin said.
Claire Jones and Liz Angermeier rounded out the scoring for Gibson Southern with an 85 and 91, respectively.
Jones, a state finalist last season, recorded six pars on the back nine en route to nine on her scorecard for the day.
“She had a couple big numbers and I could tell she was also frustrated but I thought she played great,” the Lady Titans coach said of his lefty.
Angermeier, who was the low medalist for the Lady Titans on Thursday, recorded just two pars for her round but she also recorded a birdie.
Angermeier carded her birdie on the 280-yard Par 4 No. 12. The hole requires a tee shot over a lake, as well.
“She had a couple big numbers, but with the birdie I know her game was relatively tight,” Irvin said.
Jessie Irvin also played for the Lady Titans and shot a 104.
After struggling on the front nine, Irvin posted a 46 on the back.
“She had a great nine,” the Lady Titans coach said of his No. 5 golfer. “That was one of her best of her career.”
Memorial’s Mallory Russel finished as the meet medalist by shooting an even par 72 winning by five strokes over teammate Paige Royalty.
Gibson Southern, who is an honorable mention in the latest state rankings, played host to South Spencer and Memorial on Monday afternoon at Cambridge Golf Club.