The Northview girls' golf team played well in sectional action on its home course Saturday and the effort led the squad to a runner-up finish and a berth in Saturday's regional at Smock Golf Course.
The Knights shot a 361 as a team over 18 holes to finish 17 strokes behind Terre Haute South. Terre Haute North will also advance to the regional after shooting a 375 and placing third in the 10-team field.
The Braves were led by the medalist showing by Alexandra Pickens, who carded a sterling round of 74. The Knights got a balanced overall team effort to take the second spot in the field.
Sophomore Keirsten Mikesell led the team by shooting an 86, but her teammates weren't far behind. Playing in her first sectional, MaKenzie Brown shot a 93 to finish two strokes behind teammate Karlie Atkinson's 91. Megan Heaton also shot a 91 for the Knights with Sierra Girton at 104.
Fourth-place South Putnam advanced a pair of individual golfers to regional competition as Kyndra Boyce shot a 93 and teammate Caitlyn Boyce matched the score. Rockville's Micha Moore also shot a 93 to move on to Saturday's round.
Top-three teams advance to regional
Team scores: Terre Haute South 344, Northview 361, Terre Haute North 375, South Putnam 397, Rockville 406, South Vermillion 417, North Putnam 431, Greencastle 438, West Vigo 488, Shakamak Inc.
T.H. South (344): Taylor Baugh, 108, Taylor Monroe 86, Katelynn Gordon 98, Ali Danielson 86, Alexandra Pickens 74
Northview (361): MaKenzie Brown 93, Keirsten Mikesell 86, Karlie Atkinson 91, Megan Heaton 91, Sierra Girton 104
T.H. North (375): Alli Farrington 105, Carson Smith 106, Alex Bryant 102, Anna Potter 83, Nicole Anderson 85
South Putnam (397): Clair Perry 114, Allacyn Arnold 132, Kyndra Boyce 93, Madison Cash 97, Caitlyn Boyce 93
Rockville (406): Alexia Lear 112, Megan Baxter 107, Kristin Wheeler 94, Micha Moore 93
South Vermillion (417): Billie Rayce 117, Tori Vitaniemi 105, Shayna Craft 106, Madison Miller 120, Kristi Thomas 99
North Putnam (431): Jessica Cox 125, Olivia Zarate 112, Josie Parent 96, Ellen Wilborn 98
Greencastle (438): Haley Cash 142, Lokysa Scheurmann 119, Lauren Bridgewater 104, Elizabeth Johnson 111, Kenzie St. Marie 104
West Vigo (488): Sarah Dugger 178, Heather Prouse 141, Elizabeth Favre 114, Olivia Butterman 120, Ciara McClain 113
Shakamak: Casey Reynolds 114