News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 7, 2013

Linton tops Terre Haute North by a stroke in Northview Invitational

Tom Reck
Tribune-Star Correspondent

BRAZIL — Linton got the high school boys golf season off to a good start, nipping Terre Haute North to win the Northview Invitational played at Forest Park on Saturday.

Seven shots separated the first four teams in the event sponsored by Riddell National Bank. The Miners won with 309 with North second at 310. Terre Haute South and Greencastle each carded 316 and the Tiger Cubs took third on fifth score.

Sullivan shot 324 for fifth and Northview had 339 to round out the top six in the 11-team event.

Competition for medalist was just as close as the team race. Cole Bradbury was first with even-par 71 followed by Linton teammate Clayton French and Nathan Pirtle of Sullivan with 72s, Alec Davis of Greencastle with 73, and Evan Perdiew of Terre Haute North and Luke Brotherton of Greencastle with 74s.

Drew Cahill had 75 and Ryan Cahill had 76 to lead South while Keegan Roembke and Dylan Nesty each had 82 to pace the host team.

“I didn’t expect to win. I told our three seniors they had to shoot in the low 70s and they did it. I’m happy. It’s the first time we have won it,” said Linton coach Derek Bradbury.

Cole Bradbury had six birdies and went 34-37 to take medalist honors. “The wind made it tougher than usual,” he said.

French was 34-38 and Pirtle went 36-36. He had four birdies in his round. “It was tough . . . I stayed patient. Overall, I am happy,” said the Sullivan sophomore.

Pirtle and French both were individual qualifiers for the state finals last season.

Davis was the early individual leader. He had four birdies in his 35-38 round.  He and Brotherton are juniors.

“I am pleased especially with the wind and conditions today and the few practices we have had,” said North coach Abe Nasser Jr.

“I was pleased with the scores of our top three players. I know all three left some shots out there. With experience, that will improve,” said South coach Chris Cassell.

Greencastle coach Steve Paquin said his team got a good, solid start to the season. “We haven’t had very good weather to practice,” he said.

North and South both will compete in the Danville (Ind.) Invitational next Saturday at Twin Bridges while Linton and Sullivan are in the Washington Catholic Invitational at Country Oaks and Greencastle vies for honors in the Edgewood Invitational  at Cascades in Bloomington.

North has its first dual match on Tuesday against Southmont at Hulman Links; South and Northview meet Wednesday at Forest Park and Greencastle faces West Vigo on Thursday at Windy Hills.

Northview Invitational

Team scores — Linton 309, Terre Haute North 310, Greencastle 316, Terre Haute South 316, Sullivan 324, Northview 339, Edgewood 349, Northview B 358, South Vermillion 363, Cloverdale 378, Clay City 417,Turkey Run 438

Linton (309) — Clayton French 72, Cole Bradbury 71, Koye Kaiser 77, Evan Sipes 90, Paul Goodwin 89

Terre Haute North (310) — Adam LaGrange 79, Sam Pollock 75, Evan Perdiew 74, Ryan Baker 84, Dante Bagnoche 82

Greencastle (316) — Alec Davis 73, Luke Brotherton 74, Tanner Dean 86, Wataru Otaki 83, Jake Buis 87

Terre Haute South (316) — Drew Cahill 75, Ryan Cahill 76, Luke Peoples 78, Sam Mimms 87, Mario Foradori 92

Sullivan (324) — Nathan Pirtle 72, Colton Kuppler 82, Luke Willis 86, Jace Moody 84, Austin Bobbitt 91

Northview (339) — Keegan Roembke 82, Blake Bennett 82, Dylan Nesty 82, Seth Payton 96, Sam Grimes 93

Edgewood (349) — Jonas Carmichael 80, Zane Davis 88, Garrett Dennison 91, Dalton Brown 90, Drew Duncan 98

Northview B (358) — Nick McCollum 89, Dylan Sutherland 92, Konner Cheek 91, Gabe Rogers 90, Austin Brewer 88

South Vermillion (363) — Kiefer Duncan 89, Logan Waldrop 86, Chrstian Pennick 93, Ben Cvengros 95, Bryce Welker 97

Cloverdale (378) — Freddie Fisher 98, Ryan Matlock 92, Aaron Whitlock 97, Chase Snyder 103, Kylan Galloway 91

Clay City (417) — Rett Bigger 87, Bailey Smith 91, H. C. Mann 114, Luke Hostetler 125, Justin Buell 126

Individual leaders

71 — Cole Bradbury (L) 34-37

72 — Clayton French (L) 34-38, Nathan Pirtle (Su) 36-36

73 — Alec Davis (G) 35-38

74 — Evan Perdiew (THN) 38-36, Luke Brotherton (G) 33-41

75 — Sam Pollock (THN) 48-37, Drew Cahill (THS) 34-41

76 — Ryan Cahill (THS) 36-40

77 — Koye Kaiser (L) 38-39

78 — Luke Peoples (THS) 47-41

79 — Adam LaGrange (THN) 35-44

80 — Jonas Carmichael (E) 39-41

82 — Colton Kuppler (Su) 38-44, Dante Bagnoche (THN) 40-42, Keegan Roembke (No) 41-41, Dylan Nesty (No) 42-40

83 — Wataru Otaki (G) 41-42

84 — Jace Moody (Su) 41-43, Ryan Baker (THN) 39-45