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Northview places seventh in golf sectional

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

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Top: Jared Freeman of Northview blasts out of a sandtrap to within a couple of feet early in Monday's sectional match. Freeman would shoot an 82 overall.

Bottom: Tyler Akers chips a shot over a hill in Monday's Terre Haute North Sectional. The Northview junior carded an 86.

SEELYVILLE -- There's just something about Hulman Links Golf Course that doesn't agree with the Northview Knights.

One year after entering the Terre Haute North Sectional boasting a No. 14 ranking, the Knights collapsed and finished sixth in the team race at the challenging course. Terre Haute North edged Linton last year 312-314 while Terre Haute South scored a 323 as all three advanced to regionals.

This season the Knights had even less luck, scoring a 340 to place eighth in the 13 team field. The Patriots left little doubt about the outcome of this match by registering a sectional record score of 293.

Matt Cain and Derek Tarrh each shot one-under 71 to pace the Patriots to a six stroke victory over the neighboring Braves and 24 strokes over third place Owen Valley.

All three will advance to the Heritage Hills Regional to be played later this week.

"I don't know what it is about this course that gives us trouble," commented coach Tony Trout.

Jared Freeman lead the Knights in scoring with his 82, posting a front nine round of 40 and finishing in 42. Tyler Akers, Austin Staley and Eric Trusler all shot 86 on the afternoon and Caleb Edington carded an 89.

The Clay City Eels finished in ninth place with their score of 373, just two strokes behind North Central.

Matt Farmer was the top scorer for the Eels with his 79, just missing the advancing score for regionals.

Luck appeared to be set to change for the Knights as Freeman opened with a par on the first hole and a birdie after a nice approach shot on the par-five second hole, but after a bogey and a par on the next two holes. Freeman started getting himself into some sticky situations.

His drive on the sixth hole was wide of the fairway to the left and found its way into the woods where he was forced to take a penalty stroke and carded a double bogey.

After another bogey on the seventh hole he rebounded for a couple of nice pars to round out his front nine. But a message had been sent.

"We were in pretty good shape through the first few holes, but No. 9 really caused us trouble and it just seemed to keep going."

The Knights were going to have to work hard for everything while the shots just kept coming for their playing partners, North and South.

Besides Freeman's 40, the Knights got four 42's from the rest of the squad while North got a 34 from Cain, a pair of 36's from Matt Sherertz and Jon Royer and a 37 from Tarrh. South was just behind as Justin Shuler and Travis Smith each had a 36. But the best front nine came from Owen Valley's Nick Gillaspy who shot a four-under 32 on his way to a 71.

On the back nine the Knights were still unable to get things going as each of their five golfers shot higher nine-hole scores on the back than on the front.

Despite the disappointing end to the season, Trout had nothing but praise for his seniors, Freeman and Trusler. "Jared and Eric have both played for us for four years. Jared's been playing No. 1 the entire time and Eric has been at No. 2 all year long," said Trout.

While the Knights graduate two excellent golfers, they will return a solid cast of young members from the junior varsity and varsity teams. However, the job of putting next year's squad together will fall to someone other than Trout who has decided to step down from the head coaching position.

"We're certainly going to miss them (Trusler and Freeman), those kinds of guys are hard to replace," Trout noted.

Terre Haute North Golf Sectional

At Hulman Links

* -- Lowest three team scores advance to regionals

1. T.H. North 293, 2. T.H. South 299, 3. Owen Valley 317*, 4. Sullivan 326, 5. West Vigo 332, 6. Linton 333, 7. Northview 340, 8. North Central 371, 9. Clay City 373, 10. Bloomfield 413, 11. Shakamak 423, 12. Union 463, 13. WRV Inc.

* -- Lowest three scorers not on advancing team

1. Justin Ridge (SL) 73, 2. Devon Klutey (WV) 76, 3. Drew Dunkerly (Ln) 77.

Terre Haute North (293)*

Matt Cain -- 34-37-- 71

Derek Tarrh -- 37-34-- 71

Matt Sherertz -- 36-41-- 77

Jon Royer -- 36-41-- 77

Devan Dean -- 42-45-- 87

Terre Haute South (299)*

Charlie Kleusner -- 39-34-- 73

Justin Shuler -- 36-37-- 73

Kevin Donohue -- 40-41-- 81

Travis Smith -- 36-36-- 72

Jason Ireland -- 40-42-- 82

Owen Valley (317)*

Nick Gillaspy -- 32-39-- 71

Adam Miller -- 40-40-- 80

Matt Beckwith -- 41-41-- 82

Justin Stacks -- 42-42-- 84

Jeff Nanny -- 42-46-- 88

Sullivan (326)

Justin Ridge -- 36-37-- 73

Brock Landis -- 40-40-- 80

Cody Tupen -- 44-41-- 85

Jesse James -- 42-46-- 88

Jeff Moore -- 52-47-- 99

West Vigo (332)

Devon Klutey -- 37-39-- 76

Alex Brooks -- 41-41-- 82

Josh Miley -- 41-43-- 84

Eric Miller -- 44-46-- 90

Jake Peacock -- 43-50-- 93

Linton (333)

Drew Dunkerly -- 39-38-- 77

Nick Fusco -- 40-41 -- 81

Brett Dunkerly -- 40-45-- 85

Caleb Fischer -- 46-44-- 90

Chris Taylor -- 46-50-- 96

Northview (340)

Jared Freeman -- 40-42-- 82

Tyler Akers -- 42-44-- 86

Eric Trusler -- 42-44 -- 86

Austin Staley -- 42-44-- 86

Caleb Edington -- 42-47-- 89

North Central (371)

Patrick Lovelette -- 42-41-- 83

Matt Weust -- 42-46-- 88

Luke Myers -- 43-55-- 98

Andrew Carpenter -- 46-56-- 102

Nathan Kemp -- 51-57-- 108

Clay City (373)

Matt Farmer -- 40-39-- 79

Chris Targett -- 45-47-- 92

Dustin Souder -- 52-49-- 101

Brock Roberts -- 50-51-- 101

Casey Evans -- 60-43-- 103

Bloomfield (413)

Matt Latimer -- 48-47-- 95

Mark Kirkman -- 53-53-- 106

Nate Corn -- 51-55-- 106

R.T. Knight -- 54-52-- 106

Derick Parkes -- 66-72-- 138

Shakamak (423)

Ty Cooprider -- 41-57-- 98

Josh Harris -- 53-55-- 108

Chris Hubbell -- 56-52-- 108

Clint Fry -- 54-55-- 109

Scott Weinzapfel -- 51-64-- 115

Union (463)

Adam Stockrahm -- 51-44-- 95

Jay Alexander -- 56-58-- 114

Logan Stockrahm -- 62-63-- 125

Jarrod Pope -- 57-72-- 129

Cody Holladay -- 65-70-- 135

White River Valley (no team score)

Mike Powell -- 39-42-- 81

Zach Sutphin -- 47-46-- 93

Wyatt Huffine -- 75-64-- 139

Individual Leaderboard

Matt Cain (THN)34-37-- 71-1
Derek Tarrh (THN)37-34-- 71-1
Nick Gillaspy (OV)32-39-- 71-1
Travis Smith (THS)36-36-- 72even
Justin Ridge (SL)36-37-- 73+1
Justin Shuler (THS)36-37-- 73+1
Devon Klutey (WV)37-39-- 76+4



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