(Below) Northview's Austin Akers recorded a round of 83 for the Knights during Saturday's Western Indiana Conference match.
TERRE HAUTE -- This is not the time of year for a high school golf team to be struggling. But that is exactly where the Northview Knights find themselves after the Western Indiana Conference golf tournament at Rea Park in Terre Haute.
Northview finished fourth in the seven-team tournament on Saturday,
shooting a 322. The Knights tied with Edgewood, but the tie-breaker for third place, the fifth player for each team, went to the Mustangs.
Sullivan upset defending champion South Vermillion, 314-315, when freshman John Paul Gilham two-putted the 18th hole, giving the Golden Arrows their first WIC golf championship.
South Vermillion's Kyle Stevenson shot a stunning six-under par 66 in the rain and cold wind the swirled around the course.
"We've been struggling the past few weeks. I thought after Thursday, we had a good round, that would give us some confidence back, but we just didn't come out and post four good scores today," Northview coach Scott Buell said.
Northview seniors Kyle Kumpf and Adam Thiemann earned all-conference.
Kumpf shot a 77 and Thiemann a 79, but they were the only Knights to break 80.
Kumpf's five-over par 77 was highlighted by two birdies. He carded deuces on the par-three, 147-yard third hole and the par-three 150-yard 13th hole.
"Both of our seniors made all-conference. I'm proud of the way they played today, but it's disappointing. We come here to win the conference and we finish fourth, so we just didn't get it done," Buell said.
Kade Baker, playing No. 2, and Austin Akers, playing in the fourth position, each shot an 83 for Northview. Josh Conway, playing No. 5, shot an 88.