BORDEN -- Cloverdale golf battled a tough course Tuesday at Hoosier Hills and suffered a 147-166 loss at the hands of Clay City. The Eels' Fred Modesitt earned medalist honors with a three-under 36.
Clover coach Doug Wokoun was pleased with his team's effort even in defeat.
"Hoosier Hills is a unique setting and present an unusual set of problems. I thought we coped pretty well with most of that, but Clay City is master on its home course. The play the conditions extremely well," Wokoun said.
The Eels' mastery showed, with all four scorers shooting under 40.
For Cloverdale, Michael Glassburn lead the way with a 39. Kevin Gregg was close behind with a 40. Mike Wellington shot a 43, and Sean Rhine rounded out the scoring with a 44. Andrew Cofer and Justin Hacker each shot a 45.
"Michael and Kevin had pretty good rounds, but we need to get things to together for County on Thursday. It will be very tight, and we need our best effort," Wokoun said.
The Clovers host the Putnam County Tournament at Clover Meadows Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
On the junior varsity side, the Clovers and Eels tied at 192, but Cloverdale prevailed on the fifth score of Jake Secrest. Alex Evans paced the Clover JV, firing a 43.
At Hoosier Hills
Clay City 147, Cloverdale 166
Medalist -- Fred Modesitt 33 (CC)
Cloverdale -- Michael Glassburn 39, Kevin Gregg 40, Mike Wellington 43, Sean Rhine 44, Andrew Cofer 45, Justin Hacker 45
Clay City -- Fred Modesitt 33, Carson Hendrix 37, Joel Farmer 38, Tyler Harrison 39, Josh Strain 43, Jordan Staley 46
Junior Varsity Results
Cloverdale 192, Clay City 192
Cloverdale -- Alex Evans 43, Kevin Dean 48, Thomas Maynard 50, Jacob Saunders 51, Jake Secrest 54, Jeff McMillan 63
Clay City -- Zach Boggs 38, Dale Stoops 49, Dallas Graham 50, Nick Johnson 55, Tyler Hayden 59, Chandler Ames 62
COUNTY GOLF ROUNDUP
Eagle golf wins three-way
CLAYTON -- Tyler Newby led South Putnam golf to victories over Owen Valley and Monrovia Monday night with his two-over-par 38. The effort earned Newby runner-up in the match, but paced a team effort which defeated the Patriots and Bulldogs by six and 26 shots, respectively. The final tally was 172-178-198.
Owen Valley's Harrison Carmichael took medalist honors.
"This one felt good," said Eagles' coach Scott Ricke. "It was a tight meet, and we were glad to come out on top. We got support from the four and five spots that we've needed and Newby led us with a strong showing."
At the four and five spots were Cory Welty's 47 and Trea Boyce's 45, respectively. Jon Weaver had the Eagles' second best night with a 42. Ben Anderson finished just outside the scoring with a 48.
"It's fun to see the guys grow and improve as the year goes on. We're really looking forward to county and conference this week. Hopefully we can maintain this momentum and confidence level throughout," said Ricke.
The Eagles return to the links tomorrow night with the Putnam County Tournament at Clover Meadows.
At Deer Creek
South Putnam 172, Owen Valley 178,
Medalist -- Harrison Carmichael 36 (OV)
South Putnam -- Tyler Newby 38, Jon Weaver 42, Trea Boyce 45, Cory Welty 47, Ben Anderson 48
Owen Valley -- Carmichael 36, Tyler Collier 42, Sam Garvin 46, Chip Darling 54, Kyle Jackson 58
Monrovia -- Evan Dillon 44, Tyler Raney 50, Kyle Everett 51, Justin Chapell 53, Trent Noel 58
Next match -- The Eagles travel to Clover Meadows for the Putnam County Tournament on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Cougars defeat Warriors
DANVILLE -- North Putnam golf ran its dual match record to 11-2 with a 163-185 win over Danville at Twin Bridges Monday. J.J. Burns stayed hot by firing an even-par 36 to take medalist honors.
The Warriors were lead by Brad Merkly's 45.
The other score for the Cougars were Eric Whitaker's 40, Patrick Byrd's 42 and Austin Malayer's 45. Jeremy Redman shot a 48.
The junior varsity improved to 4-2 with a 199-226 victory.
The Cougars return to action at tomorrow's County Tournament at Clover Meadows.
At Twin Bridges
North Putnam 163, Danville 185
Medalist -- Burns 36
North Putnam -- Burns 36, Whitaker 40, Byrd 42, Malayer 45, Redman 48
Junior Varsity Results
North Putnam 199, Danville 226
Next match -- North Putnam returns to action at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow with the Putnam County Tournament at Clover Meadows.