Hinton cards 83 at damp Ron Veleta
The temperature didn’t move much Saturday from 50 degrees around the Wooded View Golf Course in Clarksville, but wind and occasional precipitation lingered.
The less-than-ideal-playing conditions and squishy fairways presented themselves to golfers at the annual Ron Veleta Invitational, hosted by Providence High School.
Individual scorers found just two golfers card rounds lower than 80. Providence’s Ryan Barnes was the overall medalist with a 6-over par 77 for the par-71 course. Pioneer teammate Patric Geary was second with a 79.
The host school won the team title, reaching the much warmer clubhouse with a 321. Floyd Central (336) was second followed by New Albany (348) in the 11-team event.
Corydon Central (385) placed seventh, while North Harrison (426) was 10th.
Corydon Central was led by Joseph Hinton, who carded an 83 for the sixth best score of the day. Hinton shot a 40 on the back nine.
Also carding scores for the Panthers were Ryan Coffman (99), Conor Whooley (101), Spencer Sillings (102) and Nicolas Smyth (127).
North Harrison’s Alec Dones had a solid day, shooting a 39 on the front nine to close out a round of 85. He was tied for eighth overall among individuals.
Rounding out the scoring for the Cougars were Brent LaDuke (103), Jacob Outcalt (118), Matt Vallandingham (120) and Marty Craig (133).
Wooded View will host the Mid-Southern Conference meet later in the year.
Corydon Central is slated to host the Old Capital Invitational at the Corydon course on May 7. The host school, along with North Harrison and Lanesville, are scheduled to participate.
Team results ‘ 1. Providence 321, 2. Floyd Central 336, 3. New Albany 348, 4. Jeffersonville 364, 5. Crawford County 371, 6. Scottsburg 372, 7. Corydon Central 385, 8. Salem 401, 9. Charlestown 419, 10. North Harrison 426, 11. Clarksville 431.