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Madison wins Hoosier Hills golf crown, Griffith's 73 top individual
Courier Sports Staff
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:00 AM
Madison's Jordan Griffith won his third Hoosier Hills Conference golf championship in four years, but this time he was on the winning team as well.
No. 14 Madison won its first boys golf conference title since 1991 by shooting a 312 to edge No. 13 Floyd Central by three strokes and Bedford North Lawrence by four in a tight 18-hole championship at Otis Park Golf Course Saturday in Bedford.
Griffth blazed the trail for the Cubs, shooting a 73 to beat BNL's Nic McHargue by a stroke for medalist. The championships joined the ones the senior Griffith won as a freshman and as a sophomore.
Just behind Griffith and McHargue was Madison's Conner Kiefer, who placed third overall with a 75. Carson Wattenbarger and Dylan Bilz each carded 82s and Carson Cheatham had a non-scoring 85.
Jack Sparrow finished fourth overall to lead Floyd Central with a 76 and teammate Conner Welch was a stropke back at 77. David Shepard had an 80, Billy Sleight an 82 and Clinton Crum a non-scoring 85.
Trey Turner shot a 77 to finish fifth overall for Bedford North Lawrence and Zakry Cummins had a 78. Alex Crane shot an 87 and Caleb Thorne had a 90.
Columbus East placed fourth as a team with a 329. New Albany was fifth at 343, Seymour was sixth at 347, Jennings County was seventh at 351 and Jeffersonville was eighth at 380.
Madison will take the week off before competing in the Providence Invitational at Champions Pointe Golf Course on Saturday.
Rebels finish 4th at boys ORVC golf championships
Rising Sun claimed the team championship and Milan's Travis Butte was the medalist at the Ohio River Valley Conference golf championships at The Vineyard Golf Course in Quercus Grove on Saturday.
Rising Sun shot a 337 to beat runner-up Milan by 21 strokes. Jac-Cen-Del was third with a 365, Southwestern was fourth with a 380 and Switzerland County was fifth with a 388. Neither Shawe nor South Ripley fielded complete teams.
Butte shot a 75 to claim the individual championship, two strokes ahead of Rising Sun's Bryce Murray. Jac-Cen-Del's Lucas Williams and Evan Borgman, and Rising Sun's Jordan King each carded 82s to tie for third.
Southwestern's Brynen Chitwood was sixth overall with an 86 and teammate Ashton Hill was a stroke back with at 87. Michael Perry shot a 98 and Zach Kelly a 109 to round out the Rebels' scoring.
Bralen Harsin led Switzerland County with a 91 and Kyle Konkle shot a 93. Dustin Tice had a 100, Nick Braun carded a 104 and Hunter Hayes a 112.
Collin Hambrick led Shawe with a 118, Joel Carrillo had a 125 and Daniel Carrillo had a 167.
Shawe was scheduled to host Jennings County and Henryville at Sunrise Golf Course on Monday. Shawe's next match will be against Jennings County on Wednesday at St. Anne's Golf Course in North Vernon.
Switzerland County competes in the Rising Sun Invitational at Rising Star Casino on Wednesday. Southwestern hosts Jac-Cen-Del at Spring Hills Golf Course on Thursday.
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