Patriot senior sizzles with 70

From Herald Staff Reports

The final regular-season invitational on Saturday for three local golf teams featured 16 teams, 90 golfers, six ranked squads and one sizzling performance from a senior peaking at the most opportune time.

Van Winkle

Heritage Hills senior Preston Van Winkle earned medalist honors at the Providence Invitational at Champions Pointe Golf Club in Henryville, roaring to a 2-under-par 70 over 18 holes. Van Winkle was the only golfer to score under par and topped the second-place golfer by three strokes. Van Winkle has collected medalist honors nine times this season.

The Patriots (322) finished ninth as No. 2 Columbus North (300), No. 11 Bloomington South (306), No. 8 Corydon Central (311), No. 19 Floyd Central (311) and No. 7 Center Grove (312) made up the top five teams. Jasper (327) took 11th place and Southridge (359) finished 16th.

Cam Weyer paced Jasper with a 77, Reid Lorey and Jacob Bartley each shot a 78 and Carson Pierce finished with a 95.

Tyler Gray carded Southridge’s low score with a 75, Beau Schneider finished with an 81 and Mitch Steinkamp (100) and Drew Dearing (103) also pitched in for the Raiders.

For Heritage Hills, Corey Teaford offered a 78, Dakota Deller scored an 85 and Alex Gordon notched an 89.

Jasper, Southridge and Heritage Hills all begin postseason play with Friday’s sectional at Sultan’s Run Golf Club in Jasper.

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