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Greencastle, Cloverdale golfers place second and third at Plainfield

Friday, April 25, 2008

PLAINFIELD -- The Greencastle and Cloverdale golf squads battled with Plainfield Thursday night. Greencastle finished in second place, while Cloverdale ended the night in third.

For Greencastle, Eric Davis shot a 37 to tie for medalist honors and led the Tiger Cubs charge. Nick Pritchard and Jacob Collins followed with 42, Wade Huber shot a 44, Jim Wheeler a 45 and Luke Crimmins shot a 47.

"Eric's the difference right now. Nick and Jacob did a much better job of scrapping and making something out of nothing, and that's certainly a step in the right direction," GHS head coach Donovan Wheeler said.

Cloverdale was led by Sean Rhine and Chris Arnold who both carded 41. Michael Glassburn followed with a 44, Mike Wellington added a 50, Jake Sanders had a 52 and Blake Witt ended the day with a 55.

"We were not very well prepared for this match," Cloverdale head coach Doug Wokoun commented. "We are struggling a little right now with shotmaking and Oaktree is not very forgiving. We need to find our way pretty quickly, because we are playing in a very competitive tournament on Saturday."

Although the Tiger Cubs finished the evening in second place, Wheeler was critical of his team play. He recognizes the talent the squad possesses but believes they are not living up to their potential.

"The reality remains we're a one-man team at the moment," Wheeler said. "I would never make a comment like that if I honestly thought everyone else was giving me their best, but that's not the case and it hasn't been the case all year. What we've been doing all season so far has been find ways to squander talent and waste opportunities."

Wokoun echoed Wheeler's concerns, mostly in the area of consistency and confidence. He also believes the team will rebound and build on the loss.

"We did do some things well, but we have to find some consistency and confidence. We are capable of much better play than we had in this match. Our players are disappointed and I am sure they will bounce back," Wokoun commented.

Greencastle will host the Greencastle Invite at 9 a.m. Saturday, while Cloverdale will compete at the Brownsburg Invitational at 1 p.m. Saturday.

At Oak Tree G.C.

Plainfield 158, Greencastle 165, Cloverdale 176

Medalist -- Davis (GHS), Reid (P) 37

Plainfield -- Reid 37, Treash 39, Harris 41, Adams 41, Tinkle 45, Boman 46.

Greencastle -- Davis 37, Pritchard 42, Collins 42, Huber 44, Wheeler 45, Crimmins 47.

Cloverdale -- Rhine 41, Arnold 41, Glassburn 44, Wellington 50, Sanders 52, Witt 55.

Next match -- Greencastle will host the Greencastle Invite at 9 a.m. Saturday, while Cloverdale will compete at the Brownsburg Invitational at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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