Area prep golfers showed off their skills in near perfect conditions at Forest Park Golf Course at the Northview Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
The Terre Haute South Braves came away with both the team and individual title as junior Travis Smith scorched the course with his best score in a high school match, recording a four-under-par-67. The Braves repeated as champions of the event, holding off Edgewood and the host Knights.
South recorded a team score of 288, a remarkable score for a season opener, and downed Northview and Edgewood who each scored 304. The Mustangs officially took second with their sixth score being the tiebreaker.
Individually, Smith was the winner, two shots ahead of Sullivan's Justin Ridge who carded a two-under-par-69. His teammate, Brock Landis, was third with a 71, tied with Ian White of South. Kyle Kumpf of Northview led the Knights in the scorebook with his fifth place score of 72 and Clay City was led by teammates Fred Modesitt and Joel Farmer who shot 73.
The Eels, as a team, placed in a tie for fourth with South Vermillion, shooting a 307. Sullivan was next with a 311 and Greencastle and Turkey Run rounded out the field.
For the Knights, Adam Thiemann tied for 11th with a score of 76 and his teammate Roy Wyndham was one back with a 77. The Knights got a score of 79 from Austin Schutte and Josh Conway.
The Clay City Eels rounded out their scoring with Carson Hendrix shooting a 79 and Kyle Romas with an 82.
The Knights will return to action in a rematch with South at Forest Park on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Clay City will face Rockville at Hoosier Hills on Tuesday beginning at 4:30 p.m.
At Forest Park Golf Course (Brazil)
Team Scores: Terre Haute South 288, Northview, Edgewood (2nd based on sixth score) 304, South Vermillion, Clay City 307, Sullivan 311, Greencastle 317, Turkey Run 371
Terre Haute South (288): Travis Smith 67, Mark Metheny 74, Kyle Fuzua 76, Ian White 71
Edgewood (304): Ryan Wheeler 76, Kyle McGlone 78, Jake Miller 76, Dan Weaver 74
Northview (304): Austin Schutte 79, Adam Thiemann 76, Kyle Kumpf 72, Roy Wyndham 77, Josh Conway 79
South Vermillion (307): Kyle Stevenson 77, Dexter Dunham 79, Josh Morgan 74, Zeth Lindsay 77
Clay City (307): Joel Farmer 73, Fred Modesitt 73, Carson Hendrix 79, Kyle Romas 82
Sullivan (311): Justin Ridge 69, Brock Landis 71, Casey Drake 81, Andrew Dupre 90
Greencastle (317): DJ Hendrich 79, Lee Masten 81, Eric Davis 80, James Gram 77
Turkey Run (371): Dustin Doss 87, Joe Craycraft 84, Ken Riley 102, Jacob Frink 98