Generals march at MSC
The 39th annual Mid-Southern Conference golf match at Wooded View in Clarksville was slowed a bit by early morning rain, but the weather eventually gave way to mostly cloudy skies, and the course gave way to the host Generals.
In sloppy, wet conditions, Clarksville nipped Scottsburg by one stroke, 318-319, with North Harrison fourth with 325 and defending champion Corydon Central eighth at 343.
It was Clarksville’s fifth title and fourth in the past five years.
Scottsburg’s Vires fired a four-over-par 75 to lead all players, followed by Salem’s Michael House and Silver Creek’s Robinson, who tied at 76.
On the local front, Jon Schmidt of North Harrison scored a 77 to make the All-Mid-Southern Conference Team for the second straight year.
The Cougars’ No. 1 player, Ross Schulz, and Corydon’s No. 1, Alex Zimmerman, played in spurts. Schulz opened up with pars on six of the first seven holes but sputtered down the stretch while Zimmerman started slow, going six-over after the first seven holes, but settling down for an 82.
‘We knew going in that there were two teams we would beat. I’m not sure exactly what kind of a step it was for us,’ Corydon coach Jack Miles said. ‘Our scores didn’t seem all that bad. It’s just everyone else seemed to have a pretty good day.
‘I think the outcome was a surprise to a lot of people, including me.’
Miles said he figured Brownstown would triumph, followed in no particular order by Scottsburg, North Harrison and Silver Creek.
Rounding out the Cougars’ top scores were Zach Davis with an 81, Mike Rigot with an 82, Schulz with an 85 and George Stackhouse 85.
For the Panthers, Cory Schneider had an 83, Chris Becker 88, and Bobby Ordner 90.
Corydon came through with a 159 last week at Old Capital Golf Club to best Crawford County (178) and South Central (212).
The Panthers’ Cory Schneider penciled a 38 to lead all players, followed by 39s by Alex Zimmerman and Chris Becker. John Enlow had a 43 for Corydon.
Adam Newton paced the Pack with a 40.
For the Rebels, Chris Parrish had a 49, Craig Huffman and Brandon Eschbacher each had 52, and Joey Babcock 59.
Earlier, Crawford had won at French Lick’s Hill Course with a team-low 158. Springs Valley was second at 170, followed by Corydon (172) and Paoli (172).
Newton fired a 37, Brian Ade had a 38, Tyler Griffith marked a 41, and Mikel Breeden carded a 42 for the Wolfpack.
The Panthers were led by Zimmerman’s 39, with Dustin Thomas scoring a 43, Ordner 44 and Schneider 46.