Owls fall to Columbus North

For The Tribune

Coach Jim Hoffman said he believes members of his Seymour golf team need to improve their play in the fairways and become more accurate with their approach shot into the greens with the sectional coming up two weeks from Saturday.

“We got off to a really slow start, and then we just couldn’t get it going,” he said following a 156-171 loss to Columbus North on Tuesday at Shadowood Golf Course.

“We didn’t have anything going in the top couple spots,” Hoffman said. “The bright light was Tyler Bullard shot 40, and Ethan Ashley, our senior, had 43. He was right there and had a decent round.”

That was Ashley’s low score of the season.

Bullard, a freshman, was low for the Owls. Bryce Turner of North was medalist with 38, and two other Bull Dogs shot 39s.

Brady Marshall and Keaton Simpson both scored 44s for the Owls.

“For Brady and Keaton those are high scores,” Hoffman said. “They should be in the 37 to 39 range. But you know it’s golf, and that is what it is.

“We’ll work on some things this week. Our next match is a week from (Tuesday).”

Hoffman plans on dialing in to some of the finer points to get his Owls prepared for the remainder of the season.

“We’re going to work on some course management,” Hoffman said. “We really get in some trouble and we’ve got to get out of it a little bit better and save some strokes. We’ll work on some of that.”

and we’ll work around the greens like we’ve been trying to do all year long, try to get better. Off the tee we’re doing all right. Otherwise we’re struggling.”

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Arv Koontz is a sports correspondent for The (Seymour) Tribune.