Van Winkle three back; Teaford closeJune 18, 2014
From Herald Staff Reports
Preston Van Winkle and Corey Teaford figured their trip to the boys golf state finals as individuals could allow for some freer swings without the pressures of a team’s performance on their minds.
After Tuesday’s first round, the let-loose approach had one Heritage Hills golfer eying the top of the leader board and the other just a little ways behind.
Van Winkle formulated a 1-over-par 73, placing the Patriot senior three strokes back of Evansville Central’s Dylan Meyer and Columbus North’s Michael VanDeventer after the first round. Teaford, who compiled a 6-over 78, sat tied with eight other golfers in 43rd place heading into today’s final round.
How Van Winkle arrived at his eighth-place position, which he shared with four others, proved anything but conventional. After posting four bogeys through his first seven holes and making the turn with a 4-over 40, Van Winkle rifled off two birdies followed by an eagle on hole No. 6 — a 539-yard par-5 — to get back to even. He bogeyed No. 8 to finish 1-over.
Teaford, one of 10 sophomores to fire 78 or better, found some stumbling blocks after birdying No. 18 — his ninth hole — and making the turn at 1-over. He racked up four straight bogeys on holes 1 through 4 before his seventh and final bogey on No. 8 produced his finishing number.
The Patriot pair both teed off from hole No. 10 this morning in the final round.
On the team side, No. 2 Columbus North fired a first-day 299 to finish just ahead of fifth-ranked Carmel (302), top-ranked Hamilton Southeastern (303) and No. 6 Fort Wayne Dwenger and No. 10 Pendleton Heights (305), both tied for fourth.
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