Floyd Central, Providence finish 4th & 7th in state golf meet at Franklin PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 June 2009 00:00
    Floyd Central finished in 4th place in the 73rd Annual Indiana High School Boys Golf State Finals Wednesday (June 17), after sitting in 6th place after the first round of play on Tuesday (June 16). Providence (ranked 15th) finished in 7th place after the final round Wednesday, after sitting in 8th place after the first round Tuesday.
    The Highlanders had a total score for both days of 612, while providence had a two day score of 616.
    Both teams had the same scores for both rounds, with the Highlanders carding team scores of 306 and 306, and the Pioneers carding scores of 308 and 308.
    Going into the state meet, Floyd was ranked 19th and the 4th place finish as a team pleased Highlander coach Mike Cason.
    “We’re real happy with that,” said Cason. “Being ranked 19th in the state, and finishing 4th, that’s quite an accomplishment.”
    Cason thought that as the season started off, his team needed more experience, but was pleased with the way the team progressed over the year.
    Cason thought that the team started off slow in the first round, after a pouring rain at the beginning of the round, but thought that they played the back nine “really well.”
    The Floyd coach was pleased that the rain drained away from the course by the second round, but noted that the wind was blowing strongly most of the day.
    In the second round, Jay Holderman and Jared Sturgeon had scores of 75 each, Matt Rayner carded a 76, and David Frank scored 80.
    One thing with golf matches is that you never know how well the competition is playing, since you follow your own players. You don’t coach against the competition; you just get your own players to play their best, against the golf course.
    “You have to play the golf course,” said Cason, “you can’t worry about everybody else.”
    Cason was happy with the team effort he got out of his guys.
    “Everybody contributed. It was a complete team effort,” said Cason.
    Matt Rayner was the only senior playing for the Highlanders this year, with David Frank, Jared Sturgeon, and Jay Holderman returning for the 2010 season.
    “We should have a strong team next year,” Cason said.
    For Providence in the second round, Robert Spiller led the team with a 73, Bryce Very scored 77, and Andrew Lobeck and Trey Pfund both scored 79.
    Avon won the team title, scoring a two total of 587. It was the school’s first team title in any sport.
    Mishawaka Marian’s Adam Sumrall was the individual medalist, scoring 140 for the two days. He also won the IHSAA Mental Attitude Award.
    Providence senior golfer Try Pfund has been named to the Indiana High School Golf Coaches Association All-State team. He was also selected to the team in 2008.
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