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April 29, 2012

H.S. ROUNDUP: Highlanders place second at Bennett Invite

FC’s Sparrow ends up third individually with a 71; Hornets’ Embry fourth with a 74

CORYDON — The Floyd Central boys’ golf team finished second in the Bud Bennett Memorial Invitational (formerly named the Old Capital Invitational) on Saturday at the par-72 Old Capital Golf Club, shooting a team score of 300. The third-ranked Highlanders were seven strokes behind winner Heritage Hills.

Sophomore Jack Sparrow led Floyd Central, placing third in the individual standings with a 1-under-par 71. Also for the Highlanders, Devin Jenkins shot a 75, Daniel Shepard and Jay Holderman each carded a 77 and Alex Beyer had a 78.

New Albany ended up fifth with a team score of 350. Senior Tyler Banet recorded the Bulldogs’ lowest score with a 75. Rounding out the scoring for New Albany were Johnny Smith with an 83, Bret Walts with a 95 and Kunal Bhanushali with a 97. Teammate Braydon Knoy had a 108.

Providence finished in a tie for sixth with Scottsburg with a score of 352. Elliott Happel led the Pioneers with a 79, while Nano Grantz added an 88. Teammates Erich Day and Paxton Schowe fired a 90 and 95, respectively.

Jeffersonville placed with eighth with a 354. Junior Jordan Lacy paced the Red Devils with an 84, followed by Jeff’s Dalton Naiser with an 85. Also for the Red Devils, Zack Lovan had an 88, Dillion Willis scored a 97 and Evan Craig shot a 109.

Henryville wound up 11th with a 399. Senior Evan Embry finished fourth individually with a 2-over 74. Rounding out the scoring for the Hornets were Cody Gray with a 103, Mitchell Fields with a 110 and Cameron Furnish with a 112. Bailey Reister added a 125.

“I thought Evan played well,” Henryville head coach Robin Embry said. “We wanted to shoot 360 or better.”

Clarksville placed 13th with a 516. Generals’ junior Nick Cappola shot a 78. Also for Clarksville, Brent Potter had a 113, Ben Fox shot a 157 and David Hawkins scored a 168.

Floyd Central will play in tournaments at Northfield and Jasper next Saturday. New Albany will play in a triangular meet on Monday at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour against Seymour and Columbus East. Providence will host a quadrangular meet on Monday at Covered Bridge Golf Club against Silver Creek, Christian Academy of Indiana and Lanesville.

Jeff will play in the Big Four tournament on Monday, May 7 at Covered Bridge. Henryville will face Rock Creek Community Academy and South Central in a tri-meet at Chariot Run Golf Club in Laconia on Thursday. Clarksville will host Silver Creek in a dual meet on Thursday at Wooded View Golf Course in Clarksville.

• Providence fourth in BNL Invite: Providence’s “A” team finished fourth in the Bedford North Lawrence Invitational at Otis Park Golf Course in Bedford, firing a team score of 316.

Senior Bryce Very led the Pioneers with an even-par 72, placing him third in the individual standings. Teammate Cory Cahalan shot a 79. Also for Providence, Robert Waiz fired an 81, Max Hupp had an 84 and Mitchell Allender scored an 85.

“It was a great round out of Bryce. He played well,” Pioneers’ head coach Ken Allender said. “Our other guys had potential today, but they let it get away from them. If we keep working, we will be fine.”

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