Seymour golf team finishes in fourth

Head coach: ‘We just want to keep getting better each week’

NORTH VERNON

Seymour junior Keaton Simpson had himself a week on the links.

Coming off a one-under par 35 in a dual match on Tuesday in Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour, Simpson recorded another medalist finish on Saturday.

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Simpson shot a 76 (+4) for the lowest score on the day at the Jennings County Invitational hosted by St. Anne’s Golf Course.

Owls teammate Tyler Bullard didn’t come in far behind, scoring 79 for fourth overall best finish at the 18-hole tournament.

Columbus East won the 10-team invite with 324 strokes, followed by Madison (325), Trinity Lutheran (336) and Seymour (339).

Noah Beaty was next for the Owls with a 91, Tom Hoffmeier carded a 93 and Brantley Adams shot 101.

“It was a nice team effort,” Seymour coach Jim Hoffman said. “The wind picked up and made scoring difficult. Keaton’s 76 was a solid round. Tyler’s 79 was solid. We improve and are progressing. I’m proud on Noah and Tom, knocking off between 10 and 12 strokes from last week.”

Hoffman said that the team has seen major improvement in recent play.

“We just want to keep getting better each week,” he said. “That’s our goal. We are going to focus on short game and I am very happy with where we have gotten in a short period of time. Our top is solid and if our three through five progress we can surprise some teams.”

Cory Stuckwisch’s 79 placed him seventh individually to pace Trinity’s third place finish.

Drew Royalty followed Stuckwisch, finishing eighth, with an 82.

Chad Stuckwisch scored 85, Jacob Keith shot 90 and Jonathan Keith completed the Cougars’ score with 91.

Medora’s Hunter Browning, the school’s lone golfer, shot an 82.

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Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at jmorey@tribtown.com or 812-523-7069.