Wildcats, Patriots bag conference crowns again

From Herald Staff Reports

Once again, everyone else on the Big Eight Conference leaderboard was looking up at Jasper.

Seger

With Wildcat golfers carding three of the four top rounds of the day and senior Will Seger earning Big Eight medalist honors for the third straight year, Jasper blazed to its second consecutive league title Saturday at Christmas Lake Golf Course in Santa Claus. The 14th-ranked Wildcats racked up a team score of 304 to outdistance Vincennes Lincoln (318), Washington (328), Princeton (352), Mount Vernon (356) and Boonville (376).

Seger swept through the back nine at 2-under par and finished the day with a 1-under total of 71. Cam Weyer chipped in with a 76 and Dru Hein offered a 78 for Jasper with Reid Lorey adding a 79; Lorey’s total included a 37 on the back nine. Jacob Bartley rounded out Jasper’s scorecard with an 84.

In other boys golf:

Pocket Athletic Conference Meet: Heritage Hills squeezed its grip even tighter on the PAC trophy, besting runner-up Southridge by 12 strokes as the Patriots collected the league championship for the fifth year running.

Lorey

Patriot junior Preston Van Winkle sparkled with a 3-under par 69 on his home course to grab medalist honors. Corey Teaford (79), Evan Braun (80) and Austin Hagan (89) filed in after Van Winkle to help the Patriots log a team score of 317. Southridge (329) was next, followed by South Spencer (338), Gibson Southern (344), North Posey (395), Pike Central (395), Forest Park (404), Tecumseh (575) and Tell City, which did not have enough golfers to register a team score.

For Southridge, Tyler Gray assumed command as usual by carding a 74. Beau Schneider came in at 83, Trey Reese and Ian Mathies shot matching 86s and Cleat Winkler finished at 91 for the Raiders. Gray and Schneider also seized a spot on the all-conference team, joining Van Winkle, Teaford and Braun of Heritage Hills. South Spencer’s Tyler Fortson (80) and Joe Davis (83) also made the squad along with Gibson Southern’s Shane Murphy (80).

For Forest Park, Winston Glenn (89) and Addison Weyer (97) both assembled personal-best scores to elevate the Rangers to a 45-stroke improvement from their PAC performance last season. Drew Weyer came in at 105 for the Rangers, Justin Sitzman added a 113 and Blake Emmert shot 122.

Van Winkle

Blue Chip Conference Meet: Northeast Dubois (463) finished eighth in the eight-team field at Country Oaks Golf Course in Montgomery, as Vincennes Rivet (323) eased past runner-up South Knox (341) to earn the league title.

With conference medalist Brady Carrie shooting a 76, North Knox (366) placed third, and Washington Catholic (386), Loogootee (391), Barr-Reeve (393) and Wood Memorial (413) occupied fourth through seventh places, respectively.

Trey Foltz topped the Jeeps at 95, with Kaden Quinn (118), Shaydon Voelkel (124) and Bryce Neukam (126) completing Northeast Dubois’ round.




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