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CHS Mitch Davis leads IHSAA Golf State Finals after Day 1

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Chesterton senior Mitch Davis took hold of the IHSAA Golf State Finals early on Tuesday.

The IU signee bolted out to a lead by carding a 4-under-par 68 in the opening round and holds a three-shot lead over Carmel’s Clay Stirsman.

“Today everything finally came together for Mitch,” Chesterton coach Jordan Nelson said. “His ball striking was really good.”

Starting on the back nine at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel, Davis birdied holes 12, 13 and 18 on his way to a 3-under-par 33 on his first nine holes.

“He made a couple of really great par saves when he needed to,” Nelson said of 8-footers on 11 and 15 to keep the momentum going. “Putts finally dropped for him. He only had 23 putts today.”

Davis kept things going with birdies on holes 1, 3 and 5 to get to 6-under-par on his round. Bogeys on holes 8 and 9 to finish the day left him at 4-under-par.

“Despite the bogies on the last two holes, it was a really solid round and he’s in a good position going into the final round (today),” Nelson said.

Davis teed off today at 8:09 EST with Homestead’s Garrett Willis (1-over-par) and Peyton Snoeberger of Seeger (even par).

The last Northwest Indiana player to win the boys state golf title was Michigan City’s Anthony Novak in 2006.


Posted 6/13/2018




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