June 8, 2013
State Championships for the Taking in Boys Golf
New state champions are assured in both the team and individual races as the 77th Annual IHSAA Boys Golf State Finals begin Tuesday at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin.
A new format is also in effect for this year’s state finals as all competitors will play 36 holes over the two-day event with no cut after the first day as in previous years. A total of 15 teams have advanced five golfers each and 25 individuals have moved on without their squads for a total of 100 participants. Groups will be teeing off the Middle 9 course and the Road 9 course at 8 am ET / 7 am CT on Tuesday. The first round tee times and pairings are available here.
This year’s tournament may be void of any returning state champions but two individuals who have claimed the runner-up spot hope to make that final step to the top of the leaderboard. Evansville Central’s Dylan Meyer finished as the runner-up a year ago while Zionsville’s Adam Wood took second in 2011. Both are expected to contend again and come in playing tremendous golf with Meyer carding a 66 at the Fendrich Sectional and a 69 at the Country Oaks Regional and Wood ending with a 67 at the Golf Club of Indiana and a 70 at Battle Ground.
Jordan Griffith of Madison and Michael Makris of Mishawaka Marian appear to be playing at a high level as well. Griffith won both the sectional and regional with a 67 at Sunrise and a 70 at Champions Pointe, respectively with Makris winning his sectional at Erskine with a 67 and a 70 at the regional at Stonehenge.
Evansville Harrison, last year’s team champion, will not return to defend its crown but eight squads that made up last year’s field are back however including six of the top 10 finishers. Top-ranked Columbus North will make its fourth consecutive appearance in the finals after winning the regional at Champions Pointe. The Bull Dogs finished fourth in last year’s state finals.
No. 3 Floyd Central and No. 10 Warsaw are each appearing for the fifth straight year while No. 2 Valparaiso and No. 11 Jasper join Columbus North in making the trip for the fourth year in a row. Valpo has put up impressive numbers in recent days with a 281 to win its sectional at Forest Park and a 298 to win the regional at Battle Ground.
No school is making its first appearance in the state finals team competition but No. 16 Pendleton Heights, the third place team at the Players Club Regional will be represented for the first time since 1935. Fifth-ranked Evansville Memorial advanced for the first time since 1994 and Terre Haute North last qualified in 2000.
Fans and media are invited to view the progress of the state finals by visiting Golfstat.com. The IHSAA will post the hole-by-hole scores for every player throughout the two days.
The Legends Golf Club, 2555 N. Hurricane Road, Franklin, IN, 46131.
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Round 1: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 8 am ET / 7 am CT.
Round 2: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 8 am ET / 7 am CT.
Admission: $12.00 per day.
Advancement (New for 2012-13): All teams and individuals will play 36 holes.
Feeder Regionals: Lafayette Jefferson, Muncie Central, Providence, Warsaw, Washington.
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Media Hosts: Sports Information Director Jason Wille and staff assistant Mike Wilson will be on hand to assist in your coverage.
Media Credentials: The 2012-13 IHSAA State Finals Media Credential will allow for admission. To apply, please e-mail your request (with name of individual) as soon as possible to IHSAA Sports Information Director Jason Wille at email@example.com. E-mail requests MUST originate from a recognized business account; e-mails from personal accounts (ie: yahoo.com, aol.com, etc.) will not be accepted. Deadline is Monday, June 10, at 4 pm ET / 3 pm CT. Approved requests will be left for pickup at the team check-in table located between the clubhouse and the cart barn. A limited amount of riding carts will be available at cost on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check in at the clubhouse for details.
Services: Working space with electrical power and wireless access will be available in the cart barn. Copies of the official program including scorecards also will be available along with results from both days of the event. Tee-times and pairings for Saturday’s second round will be posted to the IHSAA website as soon as possible on Friday following completion of the first round.
Teams Qualified (15) *indicates regional champion.
Avon*, Carmel, Columbus North*, Evansville Memorial, Floyd Central, Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, Hamilton Southeastern*, Jasper, Noblesville, Pendleton Heights, Terre Haute North, Triton, Valparaiso*, Warsaw*, Westfield.
Teams Returning from 2012 State Finals (8 of 21)
Carmel, Columbus North, Floyd Central, Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, Jasper, Noblesville, Valparaiso, Warsaw.
IHSGCA Poll of May 30, 2013 (State finalist teams in bold)
1. Columbus North (14)
3. Floyd Central
4. Westfield (1)
5. Evansville Memorial
8. Hamilton Southeastern
9. Fort Wayne Dwenger
12. Crown Point
16. Pendleton Heights
17. Park Tudor
18. Carroll (Fort Wayne)
19. Lake Central
20. Mishawaka Marian
Honorable mention: Center Grove, Lebanon, Connersville.
Individuals Qualified without a Team (25) *indicates regional champion.
Mitchell Allender, Providence.
Luke Brotherton, Greencastle.
Adam Casto, Greenfield-Central.
Jack Clancy, Marquette Catholic.
Andrew Derringer, Indianapolis Cathedral.
Carter Dornseif, Heritage.
Will Erekson, Northridge.
Nicholas Good, Lake Central.
Tyler Gray, Southridge.
Jordan Griffith, Madison*.
Jake Hackleman, Connersville*.
Sam Hall, Heritage Christian.
Adam Krebs, Columbus East.
Mike Lee, Crown Point.
Michael Makris, Mishawaka Marian.
Dylan Meyer, Evansville Central*.
Baylor Payne, Martinsville.
Brady Sappenfield, Mooresville.
Zach Schroeder, Lebanon.
Michael Sharp, East Noble*.
Stephen Shupert, Carroll (Fort Wayne).
Landon Smith, Evansville North.
Carson Wattenbarger, Madison.
BJ White, Oak Hill.
Adam Wood, Zionsville*.
Individuals Returning from 2012 Top 10 (4)
2. Dylan Meyer, Evansville Central.
T5. Andrew Havill, Carmel.
T8. Daniel Shephard, Floyd Central.
T8. Jon Schram, Warsaw.
Teams Returning from 2012 Top 10 (6)
4. Columbus North.
5. Floyd Central.
10. Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger.
Most Consecutive State Finals Appearances
21: Indianapolis Shortridge (1932-1957; State Tournament was discontinued from 1942-46 due to WWII).
Active Streaks of Consecutive State Finals Appearances (3 or more years)
5: Floyd Central, Warsaw.
4: Columbus North, Jasper, Valparaiso.
First-Time Team State Finals Appearances
State Finals Appearance Droughts Broken (10 years or more)
78: Pendleton Heights (1935).
19: Evansville Memorial (1994).
13: Terre Haute North (2000).
Former State Champions in the Field
Former State Runners-Up in the Field
Dylan Meyer, Evansville Central (2012 state runner-up).
Adam Wood, Zionsville (2011 state runner-up).
First-Time Regional Champions in the Field
Regional Championship Droughts Broken (10 years or more)
Best Scores in 2013 State Tournament (Among State Finalists)
281: Valparaiso (sectional).
285: Evansville Memorial (sectional).
288: Columbus North (sectional).
295: Hamilton Southeastern (regional).
296: Avon (regional).
297: Columbus North (regional).
298: Avon (sectional).
298: Valparaiso (regional).
300: Westfield (regional).
301: Evansville Memorial (regional).
301: Floyd Central (regional).
301: Noblesville (regional).
302: Carmel (regional).
302: Jasper (regional).
302: Pendleton Heights (sectional).
302: Pendleton Heights (regional).
303: Noblesville (sectional).
304: Terre Haute North (sectional).
304: Terre Haute North (regional).
304: Westfield (sectional).
305: Warsaw (regional).
305: Triton (regional).
Best Scores in 2013 State Tournament (Among State Finalists)
64: Bobby Jacobs, Valparaiso (sectional).
66: Dylan Meyer, Evansville Central (sectional).
67: Jordan Griffith, Madison (sectional).
67: Adam Wood, Zionsville (sectional).
68: Graham McAree, Hamilton Southeastern (regional).
68: Ryan Rapp, Triton.
69: Michael Makris, Mishawaka Marian (sectional).
69: Kyle Meihofer, Valparaiso (sectional).
69: Dylan Meyer, Evansville Central (regional).
69: Jon Schram, Warsaw (regional).
69: Michael Vandeventer, Columbus North (sectional).
69: Nick Waskom, Columbus North (sectional).
70: Luke Brotherton, Greencastle (regional).
70: Quentin Carpenter, Triton (regional).
70: Jordan Griffith, Madison (regional).
70: Sam Hall, Heritage Christian (sectional).
70: Michael Makris, Mishawaka Marian (regional).
70: Michael Sharp, East Noble (regional).
70: Landon Smith, Evansville North (regional).
70: Keegan Vea, Evansville Memorial (sectional).
70: Carson Wattenbarger, Madison (sectional).
70: Adam Wood, Zionsville (regional).
About the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. (IHSAA)
Founded in 1903, the purpose of the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. (IHSAA) is to encourage, regulate and give direction to wholesome amateur interschool athletic competition between its 410 member schools. The Association provides state championship tournament series in 20 sports, 10 for girls and 10 for boys. Approximately 160,000 student athletes participate in IHSAA sports on an annual basis.