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May 16, 2013

CONFERENCE GOLF PREVIEW: No. 7 Highlanders looking to repeat as HHC champions on Saturday

Hornets to vie for another SAC title at Champions Pointe



Four area teams — Charlestown, Clarksville, Eastern and Silver Creek — will be playing in the MSC meet on Saturday at Wooded View Golf Course in Clarksville.

One player who is expected to play well is the Generals’ Nick Cappola. The senior, who has signed a national letter of intent to play at Morehead State next season, finished in a five-way tie for fifth in the Southern Indiana Open with an 81.

Even though Cappola will be playing on his home course, his father and Clarksville coach Mark Cappola says that is no guarantee his son will fire a low score on Saturday.

“Nick should play well. But in golf, home course advantage is not always in your favor,” said Mark Cappola, who is the head golf pro at Wooded View.

Charlestown hosted the Southern Indiana Open, as it finished 12th with a 395. Pirates’ coach Adam Tolliver is expecting his players to continue to show improvement on Saturday.

“I am looking for our guys to come out and to just improve over their previous scores,” Tolliver said. “Right now, our guys are still pretty inconsistent within their rounds, so I want to see them be a little more consistent. They are letting a bad hole impact other holes. Despite some inconsistencies, we are getting better.”

Silver Creek is looking to bounce back in the MSC Tournament after placing 14th at the Southern Indiana Open last week. The Dragons fired a team score of 433.

“I’m expecting them to perform much better than we did in the SIO,” Silver Creek coach Joe Ledbetter said. “If we can finish in the top five, I believe we can prove to ourselves that we are improving. Some of our players’ scores are trending down, which is what you like to see as the big events are getting closer. A couple of our players we have to have playing very steady for us to finish in the top half. Sometimes it’s a crap shoot with golfers.”

Tolliver, Ledbetter and Mark Cappola each expect Corydon Central to be the team to beat in the MSC. The Panthers finished third at the Providence Sectional last year, advancing to the regional.

“The favorites have to be Corydon, then Scottsburg and North Harrison,” Ledbetter said. “After that, we’ll see who handles the course and the pressure the best.”

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