NorthWood Takes Second In Wild Goshen Invite
A rare finish had NorthWood and Northridge squaring off in a 5-on-5 bonus golf to separate the two teams at the Goshen Invite at Black Squirrel.
Northridge, NorthWood and Goshen all finished within one stroke of one another, Ridge and Wood at 338 and Goshen at 339. With the two Northern Lakes Conference rivals tied at 338, the tournament deemed both clubs would send out its five golfers for a bonus hole to solve the tiebreaker. Each team shot an 18 on the first hole, and going to a second hole, Northridge would pull out the title by two strokes, 21-23, to earn honors.
Shooting second overall in the tournament was Earl Williams with an 18-hole score of 74, leading his team. Jon Cripe settled at 85 and Cooper Wiens at 86, and both Kyle Cripe and Brady Chupp shot 93.
Tigers Fifth At Don Dicken Classic
Warsaw’s ‘Black’ team placed fifth among 15 teams at Saturday’s Don Dicken Classic at Stonehenge.
Ben Brander posted a 78 to lead Warsaw’s entrants, the team shooting a 328. Aidan Bowell was next at 81 and Tucker Carlile was one back at 83. Jack Yeager was the fourth score for the lineup with an 87.
Warsaw ‘Orange’ had Will Hall shoot an 86 and Lewis Turley an 88 among its team score of 356.
Triton shot a 363, led by Cole McKinney’s 82. John Gardner finished at 89, followed by Breylon Wareham at 92 Chandler Westafer at 100.
Westfield’s ‘A’ team won the invite with a 301, all five of its golfers at 78 or better. Bandon Hansen of Kokomo was the individual medalist with a round of 72, with St. Joe’s Sean Egan and Westfield’s Timmy Leonard one shot back at 73.
Lady Lancers Step Up At IU East Invite
Grace’s women’s golf team showed marked improvement between rounds at the IU East Invitational over the weekend.
The NAIA No. 24-ranked Lady Lancers struggled out of the gate on Friday, ending the day in fifth place with a team score of 355. Grace’s lowest round of the day for the A team was Carolyn Pacocha’s 87.
Abigail Fishel had an 86 on Grace’s B team, and Jalee Nunemaker also carded an 87.
But the Lady Lancers responded well on Saturday at Forest Hills Country Club. Grace shot 328 in the second round, moving up to fourth place by the end of the tournament. Grace’s second-round total was tied for second on the day with No. 17 Marian.
Lucy Young shook off an opening-round 92 to produce a sizzling 77 on Saturday. Her round of 77 was the third-lowest round of the tournament among all 55 golfers. She jumped 21 places on the individual leaderboard to place 12th.
Rachel Harvey (89-82) and Carolyn Pacocha (87-84) tied with a two-round total of 171, and Rebecca Hawes was right behind the pair with an 88-85 (173). Abby Slabaugh rounded out Grace’s scoring with a 186.
Nunemaker (178), Fishel (180), Olivia Shaw (186), Britney Klotz (209) and Julia Hildebrand (223) competed on the Lady Lancers’ B squad in the tournament.
“We dug a deep hole with our first round, but I’m really pleased with the way the ladies came back today,” said Grace head coach Denny Duncan. “We will need to use this momentum as we build toward our conference tournament in two weeks.”
The Lady Lancers will next compete at Rock Hollow Golf Club on April 24. The Crossroads League Championships are set for May 3-4 at Harbor Shores Golf Club.