SPENCER -- The Greencastle boys' golf team downed Owen Valley by 19 strokes Thursday 165-184.
Brad Haussin's 39 led the way for GHS, while Luke Crimmins and Jimmy Wheeler carded a pair of 41s. Wade Huber shot a 44, with Tyler Hopkins adding a 45 and Derik Thomas recording a 47.
A sign that the Tiger Cubs are getting ready for tournament time, head coach Donovan Wheeler noted that team wasn't happy with their performance Thursday, but thought they achieved some good things.
"Even though the boys felt a little disappointed with a 165, I thought some important things went well tonight," he said. "For one, we managed the course well off the tee. Owen Valley's coach seemed surprised that we were hitting irons off all the tees, but the course was set up to play very short, and I thought the boys were just playing smart golf. They were knocking 4, 5, and 6 irons to 115 out all night. The greens were very hard and didn't hold anything we threw at them, and we struggled a little bit putting.
"But otherwise I was happy with our overall play," Wheeler added.
Haussin has come on strong as the regular season edges to its close, with Wheeler and Crimmins making strides as well.
"Brad had a great outing," Wheeler acknowledged. "It's great to see him play without fear again and compliment his good ball striking with smart play around the greens.
"Jimmy and Luke had good grinding nights. They're not happy with 41s but I was impressed with the way they worked through off-nights to give us some scores we needed," he said.
"We're getting back into form. We've got a couple weeks to return to our usual emphasis on the short game. Once we do that, I'm going to feel good about our chances in two weeks in Martinsville," Wheeler concluded.
Greencastle will host South Putnam at 4:30 p.m. June 2
At Rolling Meadows
Greencastle 165, Owen Valley 184
Medalist -- Haussin (GHS) 39
Greencastle -- Haussin 39, Crimmins 41, Wheeler 41, Huber 44, Hopkins 45, Thomas 47
Owen Valley -- Garvin 45, Worland 45, Rice 46, Lowe 48, Jackson 50, Ball 56
Next match -- Greencastle will host South Putnam at 4:30 p.m. June 2