For The Tribune
The rains finished and the winds ceased and the evening turned out a great outing for golf as Trinity Lutheran and Seymour each had separate dual matches at Shadowood on Tuesday.
Criswell leads Cougars past Greenwood Christian
Trinity Lutheran senior Parker Criswell shot a 41, shooting five pars on the back-nine to claim medalist honors in a 171-214 victory against visiting Greenwood Christian Academy.
On senior night, at Seymour’s Shadowood Golf Course Trinity’s boys golf team responded well, despite the inconsistencies in the weather and defeated their opponent handily.
The Cougars’ top three players scored better than Greenwood’s top player.
Criswell was closely followed by Chad Stuckwisch and Cory Stuckwisch, who both shot a 42.
Cougars senior Clayton Pottschmidt shot a 46, as did teammate Skylar Stahl.
The final varsity player was Drew Royalty, who shot a 47.
Jonathan Keith also shot a 45 for the Cougars followed by Noah Criwell’s 49, Kegan Prentice’s 61, and Alex Royalty and Ty Fleener both scored a 65.
“After a long weekend with the kids getting out of school, I thought we came back and played really good,” Cougars coach Greg Personett said. “171 is a pretty good number. We’ve worked on our short game, and I think it paid off today. Our short game is getting better.”
“Parker Criswell and Clayton Pottschmidt will be missed,” Personett said. “They have already graduated, so we’ve got that out of our mind; maybe we can play better now. The pressure is off.”
The Cougars will hit the road tomorrow to face Rising Sun, and they’ll have four matches next week to prepare them for the sectional June 5.
Marshall shoots cool 36 for medal, Owls fall to BNL
Even though Seymour was without two varsity players on its roster due to another school function, the Owls played quite well Tuesday evening at Shadowood golf course.
The rain and wind stopped and the sun came out and the Owls took advantage of the break in the weather.
Despite some disadvantages, the Owls still narrowly lost to the Stars, losing 159 to 168.
Brady Marshall shot an even 36 for the evening, with all pars but one birdie and one bogie.
The Owls’ Tyler Bullard had two birdies for the day and finished with a 41.
Next was Keaton Simpson, who shot a 43, and Noah Beatty rounded-out the scoring with a 48. Charlie Galyen shot a 68 in non-team scoring.
“I’m happy with the results,” coach Jim Hoffman said. “We hung in there. We only lost by seven strokes. Brady was medalist, and Noah shot his lowest round ever.”
Hoffman said he thinks his team is making headway and peaking at the right time.
Bedford was led by Caleb Thorne who scored a 38, and his teammate Daylen Tidd, who shot a 39.
Zackary Cummings shot a 40, and Cody Robb finished their scoring with a 42.
Marshall set the school record three weeks ago at St. Anne’s in Jennings County with a 67. Marshall said the 36 is one of his better rounds at Shadowood.
“Today, I hit the ball great from tee to green,” Marshall said. “When I missed a green, I got up and down maybe three or four times, out of five or six times.
“I played all around a really good round. It’s a good time to peak around sectionals.”
The Owls play Saturday at the Providence Invite at Champions Pointe.