News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 28, 2013

North’s LaGrange takes fourth at MIC to lead Patriots to third-place finish

Tom Reck
Tribune-Star correspondent

TERRE HAUTE — Carmel is the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference boys high school golf champ for the second year in a row.

The Greyhounds shot 306 on Saturday at Hulman Links to claim the title. Center Grove was second with 314 and Terre Haute North was a solid third with 317. Indianapolis North Central had 339 and Terre Haute South 345 to round out the top five.

Carmel senior Andrew Havil went 37-33 to finish with a 1-under-par 70 to take medalist honors for the second time in three years. He was second a year ago.

Havil had three birdies in his round to card his best 18-hole score of the season. He was fifth in the state last year and will play college golf at Indiana University.

Jackson Juerling of North Central was second low medalist with 75. The nephew of pro golfer Bo Van Pelt had two birdies in his round, going 38-37.

Peter Ciravolo of Carmel was third with 76 and Terre Haute North junior Adam LaGrange placed fourth. LaGrange also had three birdies in his round, carding 42 on the front and coming back for par-35 on the back.

Carmel coach Chad Carr said his team had its best 18-hole score of the year and placed fourth in the Spring Preview played at The Legends of Indiana. The Greyhounds were eighth in the state last year and everybody is back from that team.

Carmel is unbeaten in nine-hole matches and bested Indianapolis Cathedral and Zionsville in matches played earlier in the week.

North coach Abe Nasser Jr. was happy with the third-place finish of his team.

“To finish 11 shots back of the team ranked fifth in the state is great. We had some guys battle back to get some good scores,” he said.

The Patriots will play Rockville on Tuesday and vie for honors in a tournament to be played at the IU Course on Saturday. “Some of the top teams in the state will be in that one,” said Nasser.

“We’ll just look at this as a bad day and go on from here,” said South coach Chris Cassell.

The Braves will play Linton and Northview at Forest Park on Monday.

MIC Championships

Team scores — Carmel 306, Center Grove 314, Terre Haute North 317, North Central 339, Terre Haute South 345, Lawrence North 358, Ben Davis 362, Warren Central 370.

Carmel (306) — Andrew Havill 70, Peter Ciravolo 76, Jon Hicks 81, Jack Cunningham 79, Bobby Meyer 86.

Center Grove (314) — Austin Crowder 78, Hayden Martin 78, Christopher Heck 80, Colby Stewart 78, Zack Carradine 81.

Terre Haute North (317) — Adam LaGrange 77, Sam Pollock 80, Evan Perdiew 81, Andrew Behnke 79, Dante Bagnoche 81.

Indianapolis North Central (339) — Jackson Juerling 75, Ari Gerstein 88, A.J. Hamilton 90, Conor Miner 86, Connor Stroke 90.

Terre Haute South (345) — Luke Peoples 93, Drew Cahill 81, Ryan Cahill 84, Mario Foradori 87.

Lawrence North (358) — Christian Geiger 84, David Cho 82, Spencer Boehm 102, Michael Carter 96, Nick Phelps 96.

Ben Davis (362) — Kyle Foster 78, Isaiah Rose-Lebeau 90, Tyler Gill 101, Kiel Maxey 121, Brayton Smith 91.

Warren Central (370) — Josh Taylor 86, Ben Uhl 87, Cody Weber 87, Thomas Ordway 100, Brannon Sitzman 97.

Individual leaders

70 — *Andrew Havil (C) 37-33.

75 — *Jackson Juerling (INC) 38-37.

76 — *Peter Ciravolo (C) 39-37.

77 — *Adam LaGrange (THN) 42-35.

78 — *Austin Crowder (CG) 40-38, *Hayden Martin (CG) 36-42, *Colby Stewart (CG) 39-39, *Kyle Foster (BD) 40-38.

79 — Andrew Behnke (THN) 37-42, Jack Cunningham (C) 40-39.

80 — Sam Pollock (THN) 42-38, Christopher Heck (CG) 40-40.

81 — Evan Perdiew (THN) 39-42, Dante Bagnoche (THN) 44-37, Jon Hicks (C) 36-45, Drew Cahill (THS) 42-39, Zack Carradine (CG) 42-39.

82 — David Cho (LN) 43-39.

84 — Ryan Cahill (THS) 42-42, Christain Geiger (LN) 43-41.

86 — Bobby Meyer (C) 43-43, Conor Miner (INC) 43-43, Josh Taylor (WC) 45-41.

87 — Mario Foradori (THS) 45-42, Ben Uhl (WC) 42-45, Cody Weber (WC) 50-37.

88 — Ari Gerstein (INC) 42-46.

*denotes all-MIC