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Wind challenge to golf opener

Wind challenge to golf opener
Wind challenge to golf opener
From the 14th fairway, Corydon Central's Joey Wiseman aims for the green. The freshman finished with an 80 to lead his team. Photos by Brian Smith

A few steps from Fuzzy Zoeller’s parking spot outside the Covered Bridge Golf Club clubhouse, a pair of flags were hanging on as tight as possible. The gusts were so strong, loops connecting Old Glory to the pole were strained as the flags whipped in the wind.
The strong gusts were part of the challenges facing the 10 teams Saturday at the annual Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational.
Participants Corydon Central and North Harrison debuted several new faces and swings. Neither were able to keep pace with preseason No. 9 Bloomington South, which shot an impressive low score of 310 amid the conditions. No. 16 Floyd Central (339) was the runner-up.
The Panthers lost its starting line-up card to graduation from a team that qualified for regional on the same Sellersburg course a season ago.
As a team, Corydon Central sent four golfers out to play the 18-hole event from the back tees. Making his high school debut, freshman Joey Wiseman was among the contenders.
Wiseman finished with an 8-over par 80 for fifth place. In front of him were a trio of Bloomington South participants (Joe Weiler 75, Tanner Shapiro 76 and Quinn Pizzo 79) along with Addison Greenwell (79) of New Albany.
Parring half of the holes, Wiseman had a good start, holding at 1-over par after four holes. He was 4-over after nine then saw a birdie fall on No. 7 (began on hole 16).
On his scorecard, Wiseman played the front nine at Covered Bridge 3-over par with a 39.
Filling out the Corydon Central scores were Jarrett Alcorn (101), Ben Johnson (102) and Ayden Dunaway (137).
Johnson finished with three pars, while Alcorn had two.
North Harrison finished with a 436.
Playing in the three slot, Christian Magee had 50 on the front side, eventually completing his round with a 103. Magee notched pars on No. 14 and 17.
A few strokes behind Magee was teammate Jackson Shaffer. Having his ups and downs, Shaffer finished his round sinking a putt on No. 15 for a par. He closed with a 106.
Also participating for the Cougars were Ryan Dones (113), Jason Schmidt (114) and Logan Stephens (132).
The overall medalist was Weiler from Bloomington South, shooting a 3-over par 75.

Team scores: 1. Bloomington South 310, 2. Floyd Central 339, 3. Madison 340, 4. New Albany 341, 5. Providence 373, 6. Jeffersonville 379, 7. Silver Creek 382, 8. Evansville Reitz 418, 9. Corydon Central 420, 10. North Harrison 436.
Individual results: 1. Joe Weiler (BS) 75, 2. Tanner Shapiro (BS) 76, 3t. Quinn Pizzo (BS) 79, 3t. Addison Greenwell (NA) 79, 5t. Joey Wiseman (CC) 80, 5t. Hick Burris (BS) 80.

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