executing the gameplan to a tee.
Davis came into Friday's Uebele Invitational held at Beechwood Golf Course
at LaPorte with a strong course of action and turned that into a stellar
three-under par 69 performance. The score was more than good enough for
medalist honors as Davis led the Trojans to a third-place finish out of 22
"He had a really
good game plan going in," Chesterton coach Jordan Nelson said said. "He knew
what he wanted to do and accomplished pretty much all of that. He wanted to
birdie three of par 5s, get a birdie on a par 3 and play the par 4s even and
he did all that except that one bogey on No. 4. He played really well and
knew when he needed to attack and when to play conservative and he stuck to
that game plan and it really worked for him.”
The senior standout
took full advantage of the par 5s at Beechwood, totaling a three-under par
on his four chances.
"I liked the way I
played the par 5s," Davis said. "There's four of them and I played them
3-under so that was pretty good. I had four birdies and three of them came
on par fives, that's usually how it works since I hit it farther. Even
though I didn't birdie No. 9, I had iron in my hand at 250 and got par, so
that was still a solid day.”
Davis recorded only
one bogey on a day that saw him as the lone competitor to shoot under 70.
"I hit a lot of
fairways and greens and was hitting really good putts, but I was just
reading the greens a little bit off I think,” he said. “One of my putts hit
something, I missed a short one but besides that everything feels good. I
just gotta keep working."
faced with a wind that would at times settle before picking up again,
forcing many of them to figure out different ways to attack the course. For
Davis, he said the wind wasn't actually too much of a factor.
"I hit the ball low
on some holes and usually when I know where the wind is coming from, then I
can play for it," Davis said. "There was great wind (Friday) for the course
because par 5s were downwind and the ones that were shorter were into the
wind so you could still hold the green with a long iron, which was nice.
“The course was in
really good shape and it was playing okay, I think I could have gone a lot
lower. At the same time, I could see where someone could shoot 75 if they
shot it on the wrong side of the hole.”
Chesterton each totaled a 318 with the former claiming second on a
fifth-score tiebreaker by two strokes. The Vikes also edged the Trojans on a
fifth-score tiebreaker during the regular season.
83s from each of Devin Trusty, Sean Elliott, and Jackson Kerkes, while
Cameron Schultz shot an 88.
"Our No. 5 (Kerkes)
played really, really well and he's made a lot of good strides this year,"
Nelson said. "Trusty and Elliott left some shots out there and battled a
little bit. They came back strong towards the end and used what was working
well for them the last couple weeks to finish strong and post a good number
after not starting the best way they wanted to."
Penn won the event
with a 298.
AT BEECHWOOD, Par
1. Penn 298, 2.
Valparaiso 318, 3. Chesterton 318, 4. Culver Academies 327, 5. S.B. St.
Joseph 328, 6. Crown Point 334, 7. Triton 336, 8. Lake Central 339, 9.
Portage 351, 10. LaLumiere 357, 11. S.B. Adams 358, 12. John Glenn 374, 13.
LaPorte 380, 14. Marquette Catholic 380, 15. Highland 382, 16. Mishawaka
Marian 388, 17. Lowell 390, 18. Hobart 395, 19. Andrean 409, 20. Mishawaka
412, 21. New Prairie 421, 22. Michigan City 463.
Chesterton -- Mitch
Davis 69 (MEDALIST), Devin Trusty 83, Sean Elliott 83, Jackson Kerkes 83,
Cameron Schultz 88.
Andrew Karr 77, Mark Civanich 81, Michael Smith 80, Zach Holmes 80, Ryan
Penn -- Ben
Skzlarek 76, Grant Wargo 76, Baz Furry 86, Josh Yoder 74, Zach Hale 72.
LaPorte -- Max
Holmes 87, Conrad Porter 98, Jack Schable 96, Cas Pulaski 99, Mason Jones
LaLumiere -- Frank
Smith 97, Joe Harkness 80, Drew Dunifon 88, Devin Kileen 92, Chance Troksa
John Glenn -- Cole
Sarber 85, Caleb Johnson 89, Kainen Gibson 110, Blaine Kemp 96, Eli
Triton -- Beau
Hepler 81, Chase Butler 88, Isaac Wall 78, Keegan Westafer 94, Brock Watkins
Mishawaka -- Jacob
Roeder 90, Alec Barson 104, Kyle Sears 113, Payton Engdahl 133, Connor Young
Hobart -- Harrison
Smith 83, Jerry Lozano 88, Nathan Schammert 115, Sabian Livers 116, DJ Lipke
SB Adams -- Ben
Thoman 83, Charlie Freel 87, Adam Kern 92, Matt Weaver 96, Josh Zahl 97.
Portage -- Brandon
Blue 83, Trenton Haraminac 94, Ethan Ortiz 78, Jacob Pierce 96, Jonathan
Lake Central --
Thomas Cope 87, Reid Dahlkamp 85, Jack Good 82, Gino Panici 88, Joel
Andrean -- Joe
Curtain 98, Mark Sebben 90, Dillan Mori 91, Vinney Allegritti 130.
Mishawaka Marian --
Thaddeus Horvath 89, Charlie Graham 85, Josh Schmidt 113, Joey Griesinger
104, John Tordi 110.
Lowell -- Jordan
Harris 78, Kyle Kinnis 89, Kyle Molden 95, Logan Lindzy 128.
MC Marquette --
Johnny Roder 81, Michael Sakich 89, William Bogan 109, Romeo Bui 101, Robert
New Prairie --
Codee Bird 100, Nathan Lloyd 102, Nolan Szymanski 108, James Goodlink 120,
Dylan Pohl 111.
SB St. Joe --
Michael Anthony 79, JP Rasler 86, Paxson Campbell 83, Campbell Jones 80,
Adam Kempf 89.
Crown Point --
Yianni Kostouros 77, Connor Proudman 82, Mikey Pinchok 86, Bryan Calendar
93, Finn Kiger 89.
Culver Military --
Lake Genenbacher 84, Mikey Perea 78, Josh Bellin 83, Chase Frantti 86, AJ
Michigan City --
Nick Gushrowski 79, Connor Reynolds 123, Omar Serrano 130, Travis Lenoir
Highland -- Fred
Kepler 91, Hunter Houchin 92, Josh Rudloff 95, Dane Richardson 104, Jimmy