Cats, Patriots soar in tourney tuneup

From Herald Staff Reports

Next Friday’s boys golf sectional just got a little more interesting.

With a handful of scores scattered in the 70s, Thursday’s match between Jasper and Southridge at Sultan’s Run Golf Club offered a sampling of who to watch and what could be to come when the Jasper course hosts next week’s sectional on the same course.


Though the Wildcats (308) upended the Raiders (352) for the second time in dual matches this season, both squads featured golfers who flirted with par rounds. Jasper’s Cam Weyer pocketed medalist honors with a 72, while Southridge’s Beau Schneider finished just behind with a 74. Reid Lorey shot a 76 and Jacob Bartley collared a 77 for the Cats, while Tyler Gray supplemented the Raiders’ cause with a 78.

Luke Lehane added an 83 for Jasper, while Carson Pierce (90) and Erich Hopf (98) rounded out Jasper’s scorecard. Mitch Steinkamp offered a 97 and Drew Dearing chipped in a 103 for Southridge, while the Raiders’ Evan Julian (121) and Jocqua Blanchard (122) kicked in scores as well.

Jasper will wrap up its regular season on the road today at Washington and Saturday at the Providence Invitational, where they’ll meet the Raiders again. Southridge will also host North Posey today, and finish with Saturday’s invitational at Champions Pointe Golf Club in Henryville, where this year’s regional will be held.

Christmas Lake quadrangular: Heritage Hills displayed its depth with three golfers posting in the 30s, as the Patriots (159) bested Evansville Central (168), Tell City (174) and Forest Park (188) in Santa Claus.

Alex Gordon fired a 39 while Corey Teaford collected a 38, Preston Van Winkle shot a team-best 37 for the Patriots and Alec Meunier added a 45. Evan Braun (46) and Jacob Winkler (48) helped the Patriots as well. For the Rangers, Winston Glenn and Matt Miller led the way with rounds of 45, Drew Weyer threw in a 47 and Bryce Brosmer rounded out the scoring with a 51. Cole Wendholt also shot a 54 and Aaron White tacked on a 57.

Central’s Dylan Meyer nabbed medalist honors with a 36.

The Pats will wrap up their regular season at Saturday’s Providence Invitational, while Forest Park now sets its sights on next Friday’s sectional.

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