COVINGTON -- North Putnam defended its title at the Covington Invitational Saturday, finishing five strokes ahead of host Covington with a 317. South Putnam also participated and finished in seventh-place on the day with 362 total.
J.J. Burns led the way for the Cougars with a 72 and received medalist honors. He was followed by Eric Whitaker and Patrick Byrd both with 81. Austin Malayer finished with an 83 and Jeremy Redman shot a 95.
For South, Tyler Newby scored a team-low 79, while Jon Weaver shot a 91. Ben Anderson and Cory Welty shot 96 each and Trea Boyce shot a 99.
River Crest Golf Course
North Putnam 317, Covington 322, North Montgomery 332, Benton Central 336, Seeger 361, Attica 362 (Determined by fifth card score), South Putnam 362, Fountain Cental 363.
Medalist -- J.J. Burns 72 (NPHS)
North Putnam -- Burns 72, Whitaker 81, Byrd 81, Malayer 83, Redman 95.
South Putnam -- Newby 79, Weaver 91, Anderson 96, Welty 96, Boyce 99.
Next Match -- North will travel to Danville today at 4:30 p.m., while South Putnam will travel to Monrovia to face the Bulldogs and Owen Valley in a three-way match.