TRITON 163, WARSAW 165
in a showdown of sectional hopefuls at Rozella, Triton bested Warsaw by two Monday afternoon.
Led by a three-over 38 from Cole McKinney, the Trojans were able to stay even and ahead of its neighbors. Keegan Westafer and Beau Hepler turned in 41s and Carter Kuntz posted 43.
Seth Hildebrand took his turn as low man for the Tigers, shooting 38 to match McKinney as meet medalist. In similar fashion, Cal Hoskins and Chase Byron each posted 41s, the difference being a 45 from Ben Brander as Warsaw’s fourth score.
Triton also won the JV contest with a 186 to Warsaw’s 193.
Triton is off until Friday when it visits Fort Wayne Canterbury and Goshen while Warsaw works Wednesday against Fort Wayne Carroll.
FAIRFIELD 183, WAWASEE 184, WEST NOBLE 187
The Falcons won by the slimmest of margins Monday at South Shore.
Cody Maust’s 41 led the way for Fairfield, and a 43 from Donovan Edwards and 45 from Connor Carpenter allowed the 54 from Tanner Nunemaker to ride as the fourth score.
Wawasee had a 43 from Zach Leedy, 44 from Caden Welty and 46 from Evan Dippon, having to use a 49 from Tyler Bosstick in the narrow loss.
West Noble had a 41 co-medalist from Brayden Bodhe and a 47 from Andrew Richie, 49 from Brock Miller and 50 from Joel Mast.
“Very disappointed because we lost our focus with double bogeys or higher on 15 holes,” said Wawasee head coach Steve Coverstone. “Hopefully there are better days ahead.”
GRACE SITTING FOURTH AT CROSSROADS CHAMPIONSHIPS
After one day and 36 holes at the Crossroads League Championship, Grace’s women’s golf team sits in fourth place.
The Lady Lancers dropped their team score by 11 strokes between rounds on Monday at Prairie View Golf Club, carding 335 and 324 in their two rounds of golf. Grace’s second-round 324 tied a program record for this tournament.
Grace is in a log-jam in the middle of the leaderboard. Only 10 strokes separate third-place Bethel from seventh-place Marian. The Lady Lancers are just three shots out of third and hold a five-shot lead over Indiana Wesleyan, who is in fifth.
Sydney Abbott was Grace’s steadiest golfer on day one, shooting identical rounds of 80 to place 12th overall.
Lauren Keiser was next in line for Grace. She shot an 84 in the opening round, then she dropped her score to 79 for Grace’s best round of the day.
Anna Marshall (84-81) and Rachel Harvey (87-84) each lowered their score by three strokes, and Kara Godsey’s 11-stroke improvement (98-87) was the biggest jump of the day for Grace.
“Playing 36 holes in one day is a difficult task, and I could not be more pleased with our effort! We played by far our best golf of the spring today,” said Grace head coach Denny Duncan. “Sydney has been a rock for us all spring, but we got excellent performances from the entire team. I can’t wait to see how we do in the final round!”
The championship will end on Tuesday with a final round in Carmel.