MCHS Golfer Gets Second Place at New Albany Invitational

August 6, 2018


Madison girls golf fielded just two players but one of them was in the hunt for individual medalist honors at Saturday’s New Albany Invitational at Valley View Golf Course.

Keara Eder, a first-year varsity player who already has a third-place finish at the Seymour Invitational on her resume, shot a 14-over par 85 that left her just two strokes back of individual champion Morgan Spanopoulos of winning team Floyd Central.

While Spanopoulos, a senior, played her round in five pars, 10 bogeys and a double bogey, Eder carded seven pars, nine bogeys, a double-bogey six at the 268-yard par-four 17th and a triple-bogey eight at the 463-yard par-five 14th hole.

“Even though Keara placed second, I don’t think she’s very satisfied with her round today. She left quite a few shots around the green and tripled her second to last hole,” Madison coach Jake Shockley said. “We have a lot of season left. I’m confident she’ll get things ironed out. She’s a very hard worker.”

“My long game was pretty good. I left a lot of shots around the green,” Eder said. “I’m happy I got second, but I am not satisfied with my score.”

In addition to Eder, Madison got a 97 by senior Hannah Huff, who carded three pars, seven bogeys and eight holes of double bogey or worse.

“We only had two go today. Jenna had a really solid round today. She had a good attitude coming into today. She wanted to get back on track after shooting 55 on Thursday. I was very pleased with Jenna’s play today,” Shockley said.

Floyd Central won the team championship at 65-over 349 while Corydon Central was runner-up at 387. Providence shot 403, Floyd Central’s JV shot 412 and host New Albany carded a 462.

Madison will now visits South Dearborn Tuesday when the Cubs could be four players strong for the first time this season.

Below are the Individual & Team Standings from this Event (Misspellings of Eder and Imel are from NAGI leaderboard):