Holt wins her flight at Junior State
Saturday, June 22, 2013 5:00 AM
Madison Consolidated High School senior Hannah Holt won her flight at the Indiana Junior State Championships in Muncie on Friday.
Holt finished runner-up in the same tournament a year ago but took home the title this time. The tournament was held at the Delaware Country Club outside of Muncie.
Competing in the Fourth Flight for golfers who finished in the bottom 64th of the stroke play tournament, Holt defeated all four of her match-play opponents in convincing fashion.
The No. 2 seed, Holt defeated 15th-seeded Grace Waggoner of Vincennes two and one in the opening round and knocked off the No. 7 seed Peyton Gigante of Noblesville two and one in the quarterfinals.
In the semifinals, Holt bested No. 6 Adrienne Montalone of Westfield four and three before beating Lucia Bracco of Crown Point, the No. 12 seed, two and one in the finals.
"Hannah played a terrific round. She had to play 36 holes on the last day and that can wear on you," said Madison coach Doug Rusk, who was on hand to watch the tournament. "The greens were lightning fast. I bet there wasn't a foot of level ground on any of them. But she played well."
Holt shot a 44-over 184 (95-89) to finish tied for 64th in the stroke play portion of the tournament earlier in the week.
Holt's high school teammate Amanda Detmer also took part but was eliminated in the second round of the Championship Flight.
Detmer, a junior at Madison, finished sixth in stroke play with a 15-over 155 (76-79) that was eight strokes back of her Hoosier Hills Conference rival, Paxton DeHaven of Seymour, who won the stroke play with a seven-over 147 (71-76).
Detmer beat the No. 11 seed, Madison Chesnutt of Mishawaka, in the opening round two and one before falling to the eventual match play champion Claire Cameron of Martinsville, five and four in the second round.
DeHaven was also eliminated in the second round, losing to Rachel Johnson of Anderson in 19 holes.
"It was a good tournament for both of them. They got to play some pretty good golfers on a very tough course," Rusk said. "You can play practice rounds at Sunrise all you want but it's nice to get out in these tournaments. Amanda is already headed to Pennsylvania to play in another tournament this weekend."
Detmer also finished second in a tournament at Seymour last week.
Ex-Cubs compete at State Am
Former Madison High School golfers Justin Tereshko and Mike Kemper both finished in the top 20 at the Indiana State Amateur Golf Championships this week in South Bend.
Tereshko, a 2008 Madison graduate, shot a four-round total of 289 (74-74-72-69) to tie for third, 10 strokes back at the South Bend Country Club.
Kemper, a 1992 Madison grad and former IHSAA state champion, finished with a 295 (73-77-72-73) to place 19th overall.
Tereshko earned 23.25 points toward Indiana PGA Player of the Year standings for his finish while Kemper picked up 6.67 points.
Adam Schenk of Vincennes ran away with the Amateur title, carding a 279 (67-69-75-68) in four rounds. Only a third-round hiccup with a 75 kept Schenk from winning the championship by double-digits.
Bobby Jacobs of Valparaiso was second, seven strokes back of Schenk with a 286 (71-74-67-74).
The next Indiana PGA event is the Public Links June 28-29.