CULVER – Warsaw found itself again on the short end of a playoff loss.
With rain forcing a format change to Saturday’s Culver Academy Boys Golf Invite, scoring in the short term made the difference. Culver Academy took advantage of a fifth-man total to beat Warsaw by two strokes in the modified tournament at Mystic Hills Golf Course.
With most teams having completed just nine holes on the golf course when heavy rains forced a halt to play, tournament officials decided to use nine-hole scores to determine a champion. After nine played, Culver Academy and Warsaw were tied at plus-11 as a team for the tournament. Going to the fifth-man score, Culver’s card was four shots better than Warsaw’s score, giving the Eagles the team title based off placing.
Mishawaka Marian and Plymouth tied for third at 17-over and Triton and Wawasee tied for fifth at 18-over.
Leading the way for Warsaw was Sam Yeager, who shot a 39, and Michael Jensen, who finished his front nine at 40.
Wawasee had Jeffrey Moore shoot a 39 and Cal Heinisch fire a 41. Triton blew through the course at breakneck speed, finish its entire round of 18. Its nine-hole scores were all that counted, however, with Jordan Anderson and Braden Kreft each leading with 41s.
Mike Foy of Memorial had the low round of the tourney with a one-over 36.