By GREG MENGELT
Floyd Central won its 11th straight Providence Sectional championship by shooting a 295 at Covered Bridge Golf Club on Monday.
On Thursday, the second-ranked Highlanders will return to Covered Bridge to try to win their second regional crown in four years. They’ll be joined by Providence, which shot a 301, and Corydon Central at the regional.
Devin Jenkins won his second straight individual sectional crown on Monday. After needing a playoff to win last year’s sectional title, Jenkins shot a 71 to beat teammate Alex Beyer by a stroke in 2013. All five Highlanders shot below 80 on the par-72 course. Connor Welch and Daniel Shepherd each carded a 76, while Jack Sparrow finished the course in 78 strokes.
Providence was led by Cory Cahalan’s 1-over 73 and Kevin Crone’s 74. New Albany’s Garrett Arnold finished fifth with a 75. He’ll be joined as an individual by Silver Creek’s Sam Garr, who was one stroke behind Arnold and North Harrison’s Chase Spencer.
With a 236,, New Albany finished fourth as a team and also got a strong round from Dustin Miller, who shot an 80. Jeffersonville, which shot a 361 as a team, finished seventh, led by Dalton Naiser’s 78, and Borden finished eighth behind Tony Wagoner’s 82.
Rock Creek Academy’s Bett Kasteler shot an 81 and beat Switzerland County’s Clint Swanson on a playoff hole to advance to Thursday’s Providence Regional.
Madison easily won the title with a 293, which was 25 strokes ahead of runner-up Jennings County. Scottsburg was the third team to advance.
Henryville finished sixth with a 365. The Hornets were led by Luke Davidson and Mitchell Fields, who each shot a 16-over-par 88.
Charlestown finished 10th overall. Chris Braun’s 82 — one stroke from advancing — led the Pirates.
New Washington placed 12th and was paced by Collin Schindler’s 104.