Maconaquah Wins TRC Title
It was a tight battle at the top of the order at Saturday’s Three Rivers Conference Boys Golf Championships played at Rozella Ford Golf Course.
Maconaquah placed two golfers in the top five to help seal a 331 and the team title, six strokes better than runner-up Rochester. Mason Taylor’s 74 tied for second and Hayden Williamson’s 75 tied for fourth to pace the Braves’ title run. Rochester had matching 79s from Reece Renie and Wade Shafer.
Tippecanoe Valley was seventh overall. Greg Miller placed sixth in the tournament with a round of 76, scoring a pair of birdies on the first and 14th holes. Valley had two 106s from Mason Purvis and Grady McGriff and a 108 from Branson McBrier to comprise its 396. Eli Love was the fifth score at 112.
Whitko shot a 353 to place third in the team standings, led by Dale Reiff’s 82 and Kylar Bryant’s 85.
Northfield (362), Peru (374), Manchester (379), Valley (396), Southwood (411), Wabash (415) and North Miami (453) completed the team ledger.
Peru’s Kash Bellar had three birdies among his championship round of 72 to serve as the conference’s medalist.
The top 10 golfers in the tournament serve as All-TRC. Bellar, Taylor, Manchester’s Owen Kruschwitz, Williamson, Northfield’s Toby Baer, Miller, Renie, Shafer, Reiff and Southwood’s Luke Watson comprise the awards list.
Warsaw Wins Culver Academy Invite
Warsaw golf continues to impress. After placing third at the loaded Uebele Invite on Friday, the Tigers went to Culver and won the title at the 59th annual Culver Academy Invite Saturday morning at Swan Lake in Plymouth.
Cal Hoskins played the course about as well as one can, shooting a 72 to finish second overall. Ben Brander was right behind at 74 for third place, Jack Yeager shot 78 to tie for seventh and Tucker Carlile was one back of Yeager at 79 to tie for tenth overall. Jaxson Gould’s 80 was the fifth-man score.
“The team continues to show improvement and some consistency,” said Warsaw head coach Jack Carpenter. “Our top eight guys are consistently competing for spots in the roster which allows for a great competitive spirit within the team.”
NorthWood and Wawasee were part of the field. The Warriors shot a 322 and the Panthers 326 to finish fifth and seventh, respectively. Earl Williams shot a 79, followed by Jon Cripe at 85, Ben Vincent at 86 and Kyle Cripe at 87 for the Panthers.
Wawasee did not report its scores.
Goshen (306), St. Joe (307) and Culver Academy (315) made up the second through fourth places in the invite.