In the Bloomington North Invitational on Saturday, the Floyd Central boys’ golf team finished sixth and Providence finished in eighth at the Indiana University Golf Course.
Floyd Central was led by Jack Sparrow, who finished in the top three overall. Sparrow’s 2-over-par 73 was the second-lowest score on the day and earned him a tie as the runner-up. David Shepard shot a 77, while Clayton Crum and Connor Welch each carded an 82 for the Highlanders.
Kevin Crone was the Pioneers’ ace and his 74 was just three strokes off of the medalist. Teammate Mitchell Allender shot a 79, Evan Wilson posted an 83 and Erich Day rounded out the team scoring with an 87.
“We did just fine up front,” Providence coach Ken Allender said. “We are having trouble getting four guys to play good at the same time. We finished eighth but I feel like we should of finished third or fourth. Overall, I thought we played well enough. I am pleased.”
Floyd Central and Providence will play in the Big Four Tournament on Monday at Covered Bridge Golf Club at Covered Bridge Golf Club in Sellersburg.
BLOOMINGTON NORTH INVITATIONAL
At Indiana University G.C., Bloomington, par 71
Team scores: Columbus North 299, Plainfield 304, Bloomington South 307, Center Grove 313, Perry Meridian 313, Floyd Central 314, Avon 323, Providence 323, Bedford North Lawrence 334, Columbus East 340, Bloomington North 342, Terre Haute North 342, Seymour 348, Mitchell 364, Edgewood 371.
Medalist: Christian Fairbanks (CN) 71.
Floyd Central: Jack Sparrow 73, Connor Welch 82, Clayton Crum 81, David Shepard 77, Billy Sleight 84.
Providence: Kevin Crone 74, Mitchell Allender 79, Evan Wilson 83, Erich Day 87, Max Leist 91.
At Clifty Creek G.C., Hope, par 72
Team scores: Trinity Lutheran 345, Henryville 364, Hauser 366, Edinburgh 401, Morristown 422.
Medalist: Luke Davidson (H) 82.
Henryville: Davidson 82, Mason Edwards 92, Charlie Lefebvre 95, Bailey Reister 95.
Meet notes: Davidson won medalist honors by defeating Trinity Lutheran’s Cory Stuckwisch in a one-hole playoff. Davidson made par on the playoff hole, while Stuckwisch settled for bogey.
Henryville coach Robin Embry: “The course only plays about 6,000 yards. However, it exposed our short game. We really struggled inside of 50 yards. We’ve improved 40-plus shots from our first tournament. Hopefully, we’ll get our short game in shape, continue to improve and play our best golf at the end of the season.”
Next: Henryville hosts South Central and Christian Academy, Monday at Champions Pointe.