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Wiseman 19th at Amateur Championship

Wiseman 19th at Amateur Championship
Wiseman 19th at Amateur Championship
Timothy Wiseman, of Corydon, was among the contenders at the Indiana Amateur Championship, played last week. File photo by Brian Smith

Recent Corydon Central High School graduate Timothy Wiseman posted four straight days of steady golf to earn a 19th-place finish at the 115th Indiana Amateur Championship.
Played June 22 through 25 at Otter Creek Golf Club in Columbus, Wiseman was in the hunt for much of the tournament. In a field of 100 golfers who either qualified or received an exemption to play, the 18-year-old held his own among the competition.
After four rounds, Wiseman finished with a 5-over par score, placing tied for 19th. The event is considered the top amateur tournament in the state.
Winning the event wire-to-wire was Sean Rowen, 41, of Greenwood. Rowen (7-under par) held off Carmel’s Andrew Havill by one stroke.
Due to inclement weather on the day of the final round, leaders did not tee off until 3:30. The par-4, 11th was played as a par-3 due to a soaked fairway, making the overall course par 71.
Wiseman’s best two rounds came in his first two trips through the course.
His first round was an even-par 72, making four birdies along the way, including back-to-back on Nos. 13 and 14.
Staying in the top 10 on the leaderboard, Wiseman shot 1-under par on day two. Attacking the par fives, Wiseman was able to birdie three of the four in his round.
The final two rounds for Wiseman ended with 75s on both scorecards.
For the week, Wiseman had 12 birdies and 43 pars. He also had 17 bogeys and didn’t card a score higher on any hole.
Wiseman, set to join the Ball State University men’s golf team in the fall, saw his future teammate Michael VanDeventer of Columbus place fifth with a 1-over par total.
Due to placing in the top 20, Wiseman is exempt from qualifying for the state amateur next year.
Fellow Corydon Central graduate and University of Southern Indiana bound Mitchell Frederick also participated but failed to make the cut. Frederick shot 81 on the first day, followed by a 2-over par 74 to finish 11-over par. He finished tied for 77th.
During his 36 holes, Frederick had six birdies and 19 pars. His second day featured four birdies. The cutline, after 36 holes, was 8-over par.