News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 27, 2013

Defending women’s city champ off to strong start

Tom Reck
Tribune-Star Correspondent

TERRE HAUTE — Play got started in pleasant conditions Friday at Hulman Links for the Terre Haute women’s city golf tournament.

Cara Stuckey shot 75 to pace qualifying and determine first-round matchups for match play starting today and winding up Monday. Stuckey had three birdies in her round at the course where sodding has been completed.

Stuckey has won the city nine times and is the defending champ, having won in 2011; the city was not played last year. She will face Eileen Mann in her match today.

Stuckey is the girls golf and basketball coach at Terre Haute South. One of her former players in the field is Alexandra Pickens, who will be a freshman at Eastern Illinois and play golf.

Pickens was second low in qualifying with 83 followed by Megan Ramer with 88 and former South player Morgan Patterson.

Ramer  will be a freshman at Terre Haute North and received the Travis J. Smith Outstanding Junior Golfer award in the junior city tournament.

Josie Swalls was low in putts in the qualifying with 31.



City qualifying leaders

75 -- Cara Stuckey

83 -- Alexandra Pickens

88 -- Megan Ramer

89 -- Morgan Patterson

Today's tee times, pairings

Championship flight

7:30 a.m. -- Cara Stuckey vs. Eileen Mann

7:36 -- Alexandra Pickens vs. Taylor Monroe

7:42 -- Megan Ramer vs. Beth Lowe

7:48 -- Morgan Patterson

First flight

7:54 -- Linda Price vs. Josie Swalls

8 a.m. -- Gloria Curtis

Second flight

8:06 -- Taylor Baugh vs. Emily Wright

8:12 -- Emma Kate McMurtry vs. Patti West

Byes: Kathy Berlin, Vanessa Mudd



Wilson a winner — At Idle Creek, Justin Wilson was one of the winners in a junior golf tournament played Friday.

Boys and girls competed in three divisions of the tournament.

Wilson, Darin Pemberton and Braxton McIntyre all shot 42 to tie for low score in the 15-17 division. Wilson won a playoff to take first.

Other winners were Jacob English and Danny Smith.



Idle Creek junior results

15-17

42 -- Justin Wilson (first), Darin Pemberton, Braxton McIntyre

43-- Lex Anderson

45-- Ben Myers

47 -- Mario Foradori

48-- Alex Maris

50 -- Madison Gruunehert

13-14

44 -- Jacob English

48 -- Jim Cristee

50 -- Nick Payne (third), Paige Ennen (fourth), Ben Scamihorn

58-- George Hosking

59 -- Seth Frey

61 -- Landon Shipley

12-under

44 -- Danny Smith

48 -- Landon Carr

53 -- Sarah Behnke

54-- Braxton Scamihorn

60-- Jenna Fegan

62 -- Parker Cass, Justin Hopkins, Braden Luce

64 -- Andrew Baker

65 -- Luke Frey

Skill awards-- Justin Wilson, Ben Scamihorn

 

Tour event played — At the Country Club of Terre Haute, 70 juniors competed in a Mountain Dew Tour event played Thursday at the course.

Two winners were Brady Sappenfield of Martinsville in the boys 17-19 division and Kinley Lingenfelter in the girls 13-14 division, edging Megan Ramer of Terre Haute by one shot. Lingfelter has Terre Haute ties; her father played for Terre Haute South.

Other Terre Haute golfers taking second were Andrew Behnke in boys 17-19 and Alexandra Pickens in girls 17-19 while Cam Lewellyn took fourth in boys 15-16, losing a scorecard playoff for third.

A junior tourney will be played today at Idle Creek and qualifying is slated for the players in the women's city tournament at Hulman Links.

The junior interclub will be played August 16 at the Allendale course.



Mountain Dew Tour results

Boys 17-19

81 -- Brady Sappenfield

82 -- Andrew Behnke

84 -- Evan Braun (took third, scorecard playoff), Brady Carrie, Brandon Long

86 -- Alan Jackson

87 -- Ryan Baker, Justin Speedy

90 -- Derek Chestnut

94 -- Keegan Roembke

106 -- Kyle Hurt

Boys 15-16

76 -- Henry Decker

78 -- Matt Alexander

79 -- Noah Reese

80 -- Jackson Brooker

81 -- Blake Bennett, Nick Kuster

82 -- Gregory Stultz

83 -- Seth Payton

85 -- Cirby Klumpp

86 -- Tristan Lett, Chase Simpson

87 -- Jake Buis

88 -- Colton Kuppler, Landon Mundell

93 -- Daniel Eanes, John Hayes, Braxton McIntyre

97 -- Pierce Gordon, Reilly Gray

101 -- Lex Anderson



Boys 13-14

76 -- Jeff Doty

82 -- Stephen Kohera

84 -- Jack Juskow (won playoff for third), Cam Lewellyn

89 -- Jun Sung

91 -- Jack Speedy

96 -- Riley Boyle, Matthew Chapman, Ian Smith

98 -- Clayton Buck

101 -- Jake Bennett

102 -- George Hosking

106 --- Jake Nenico

107 -- Jimmy Cristee

115 -- Dakota Grier

Girls 17-19

84 -- Michelle Goda

86 -- Alexandra Pickens

91 -- Caitlin Behme

95 -- Natalya Meinhart

96 -- Emily Lewellen

97 -- Catie Liggett

99 -- Chelsey Smith

102 -- Kali Johnston

110 -- Kristi Thomas

114 -- Kelli Carney

Girls 15-16

79 -- Samantha Hatter

84 -- Kovenant Lingenfelter, Ashley Morris (won playoff for second)

87 -- Kiley Swisher

88 -- Maddison Cody

93 -- Hannah Witteried, Keistern Mikesell

112 -- Alexandra Maris

126 -- Baylee Russell

Girls 13-14

90 -- Kinley Lingenfelter

91 -- Megan Ramer

93 -- Angie Kavanaug

 

 Two aces recorded — At the Country Club of Terre Haute, two holes-in-one have been recorded in the past week.

Jake English got one on No. 10 while playing in the junior club championship. Iradj Noroozi got one on No. 16.