For The Tribune
The Seymour golf team competed against two Hoosier Hills Conference foes yesterday at Shadowood and came out on the losing end.
The Owls did not play up to par and lost the triangular meet to both teams. Floyd Central won the meet with 155 points followed by Jennings County at 177 and Seymour with 184.
“We didn’t play well,” Owls coach Jim Hoffman said. “We struggled on the greens again. We are going to try to work out some things. It really wasn’t a good night. We’ve been playing well, and we need to rebound and get back into it.”
Floyd Central had the top four golfers for the evening with Shepard earning medalist honors with a 37 for nine holes.
He was closely followed by his teammate Dillon Limel who scored a 38. The Highlanders also had two players shoot a 40, and one a 41.
The Owls were led by junior Brady Marshall who shot the only two birdees for the Owls and finished with a 42.
Marshall was followed by teammates senior Ethan Ashley and Tyler Bullard who both shot a 45.
Rounding out the scoring for the Owls was junior Brady Rinehart who shot a 52.
Jennings County’s top golfer, Ian Donnell, matched Marshall’s total with a 42, for the evening. He was closely followed by Garrett Day who shot a 43, and Jake Simmons who scored a 44. Their fourth scorer was Bailey Wilder who shot a 48.
“Several of the holes were back into wind,” Hoffman said. “The fifth and sixth holes seemed to give the Owls fits. Not one Owl scored even a par on those two holes, many Owls scored a six, seven or eight on those two holes.
We are going to try work on some things the next three or four days, and iron some things out and come out and play better.”
The Owls meet both foes again on Saturday in the Hoosier Hills Conference tournament hosted by Columbus East at Otter Creek.