Corydon golfers runner-up at Veleta
The Corydon Central golf team brought home runner-up honors in both the team and individual standings Saturday on a chilly, windy day at the Ron Veleta Invitational at Wooded View Golf Course in Clarksville.
Led by freshman Ryan Crawford’s six-over-par round of 77, which tied for first place with Floyd Central’s Jay Holderman, the Panthers tallied a team total of 329, 20 shots better than third-place Scottsburg. Floyd Central won the event with a 316 team score.
‘Michael (Wiseman) and I were very happy with our kids’ performances in the tournament,’ coach Richard Clipp said. ‘We are very young and I thought we handled the conditions, some unique situations and ourselves quite well. We are also a balanced bunch; we have played in five events and have had four different individual team medalists. That’s a real positive.’
Other scores for the Panthers included Timothy Wiseman, 81; Joseph Hinton, 82; Mitchell Frederick, 89; and Tommy Wiseman, 91.
Crawford lost on the third sudden-death playoff hole to Holderman. Crawford said he had a short putt on the second hole that he could have made to win it.
North Harrison also competed in the event, placing seventh with a total of 360. Freshman Chase Spencer led the Cougars with a score of 80 to finish seventh as an individual.
Other scores for North Harrison were Zach Shearer, 86; Brent LaDuke, 93; Andrew Dones, 101; and Marty Craig, 107.
Corydon Central and North Harrison will compete Saturday at the first Bud Bennett Invitational held at Old Capital Golf Club in Corydon.
Team scores: 1. Floyd Central, 316; 2. Corydon, 329; 3. Scottsburg, 349; 4. Providence, 351*; 5. New Albany, 351; 6. Jeffersonville, 358; 7. North Harrison, 360; 8. Salem, 373; 9. Clarksville, 414; 10. Charlestown, 426.
*Fifth player’s score determined tiebreaker
Individual scores: 1. Jay Holderman (FC), 77**; 2. Ryan Crawford (CC), 77; Austin Peckham (FC), Tyler Banet (FC) and Eric Lamm (FC), 78.
**Won sudden-death playoff