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CC boys zip past Austin, Eastern

CC boys zip past Austin, Eastern
CC boys zip past Austin, Eastern
With Austin's Derek Eldridge looking on, Alex Zimmerman of Corydon Central watches his tee shot fly on the No. 7 hole at Old Capital Golf Club on Thursday afternoon. Zimmerman was the medalist for the day, shooting a 39 in the Panthers' win. (Photo by Alan Stewart)

Corydon Central had little trouble defeating Mid-Southern Conference opponents Austin and Eastern last Thursday afternoon at Old Capital Golf Club.
Led by Alex Zimmerman’s 39 and a 41 from Bruce Toler, the Panthers shredded the Eagles by 14 strokes, 166-180. Eastern was third with a score of 212.
Zimmerman marked a par on four of the first five holes before carding a birdie on the par-5 sixth. Unfortunately, he followed that with a bogey on the always-tough No. 7 hole and then capped the round with a nice up and down for par on eight, and a double-bogey on No. 9.
Just as the round was in its final strokes, the skies opened up for a brief downpour.
Toler scored a par on five holes for Corydon.
Following Zimmerman and Toler were Dustin Thomas (43), Chris Becker (43) and Matt Key (43). Brad Zimmerman (45) and John Enlow (47) also competed, but were outside of the four low rounds.
Derek Eldridge of Austin had the low round for the Eagles after turning in a 40. He was followed by Jordan Bruce (41), David Henry (43) and Matt Dean (56).
Eastern’s Greg O’Connell had a 50, Joe Newcomb shot a 53, Charlie Ball wound up with a 55 and Micah Wilcher punched in a 56.
Earlier last week, Providence defeated Corydon, 152-168.
That day, Zimmerman had a 39, Thomas a 42, Becker a 43 and Toler a 44.
The Panthers return to action Thursday at Old Capital Golf Club against Scottsburg, Shawe Memorial and Salem.
They’ll also host the Corydon Invitational on Saturday with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
Teams taking part in the elite event include the hosts, Christian Academy, Clarksville, Forest Park, Henryville, Jeffersonville, Lanesville, North Harrison, Providence, Salem, Scottsburg, Shawe Memorial, Silver Creek and 3rd-ranked West Washington.
Cougars roll past EHS, Salem
North Harrison’s Kyle Mattingly fired a 35 on Tuesday afternoon to lead his team to victories over Salem and Eastern at New Salisbury Golf Course.
Mattingly, who was the medalist on the day, was followed by a 36 from Ben Fouts and 39s from teammates Jon Schmidt, Bryan Stephens, Mike Rigot and Corey Brunner in North’s 149-stroke round.
Salem was second at 176 and Eastern shot a 212.
Jeremy Hite had a 39 for Eastern and Salem’s Charlie Ball shot a 50 to lead his club.