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Elliott just misses State Finals berth; Trojans 8th at Boys Golf Regional

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Golf and basketball, Sean Elliott's two sports, don't have a whole lot in common.

That was never more evident to the Chesterton sophomore as he stood alongside the ninth green at Sandy Pines on Thursday, watching helplessly as Michigan City's Nick Gushrowski, part of the tournament's final threesome, finished his round in the Lake Central Regional.

"You can't really play defense in golf," Elliott said.

So much as he might've wanted to do a hard close-out with a high hand on Gushrowski, all he could do was watch and wait while Gushrowski struck an eight-footer that would decide whether there would be a three-way playoff for the final state berth or Elliot (77) would fall one shot short. The putt went in, giving Gushrowski a 76.

"Nick played well on the last hole," Trojans coach Pat Ward said. "He was under a lot of pressure to make that putt. Sean played a good round. He has nothing to be disappointed about. Sean was our mental warrior. He played the back nine great."

Elliott followed a front-nine 40 with a 37 that put him in the hunt for individual honors.

"I gave myself a chance that last nine," Elliott said. "I played really well. I just left a couple shots out there, a couple putts. I hit a lot of greens. I was striking the ball a lot better, I made a couple putts. I play really well here. I like the course a lot. It fits my style really well. It sets up a lot for my lefty draws."

His back nine was the exception to the rule for the Trojans, who had three players go up in scoring while the other (Jackson Kerkes, 92) shot the same. Devin Trusty (82) led Chesterton at the turn with a 38, only to fade to a 44. Jackson Roberts shot an 85 (42-43) and Cameron Schultz a 95 (43-52) as the Trojans jumped 10 shots from 163 to 173, slipping from a tie for fourth at the halfway point to eighth (336) in the 18-team field.

"We were in good position," Ward said. "We had a good first nine, but we faded too much toward the end. About hole 11, there was a big hold-up, then every hole, we're waiting like 10, 15 minutes. We had a good rhythm going. It kind of knocked our kids out of it mentally. It was a real grind after that. That's part of golf though. You've got to get used to it. We weren't consistent off the tee other than Sean. That was the difference maker. I think we had nine penalties off drives. That kills you right there."

Carmel ran away with the title, posting a scorching three-over-par 291. Crown Point (320) and Guerin Catholic (321) took the other two team berths for state next week at Prairie View in Carmel.

IHSAA Regional

AT SANDY PINES

Team Results

1. Carmel, 291; 2. Crown Point, 320; 3. Guerin Catholic, 321; 4. Lafayette Harrison, 322; 5. Logansport, 325; 6. Zionsville, 326; 7. Lake Central, 330; 8. Chesterton, 336; 9. Valparaiso, 337; 10. Lafayette Central Catholic, 340; 11. Winamac, 345; 12. Boone Grove, 349; 13. Twin Lakes, 359; 14. Highland, 377; 15. West Lafayette, 386; 16. Michigan City, 399; 17. LaPorte, 410; 18. MC Marquette, 426.

Individual Results

Andrean -- Joseph Curtin 93, Mark Sebben 91.

Benton Central -- Aaron Sandel 94.

Boone Grove -- Connor Lukas 89, Aaron Lukas 81, RJ Smith 86, Tyler Knight 93, Kyle Wauro 121.

Brebeuf -- Drew Wrightson 75.

Carmel -- Nick Dentino 74, Clay Stirsman 72, Jack Crawford 73, Luke Prall 76, Cole Harris 72.

Chesterton -- Devin Trusty 82, Sean Elliott 77, Cameron Schultz 95, Jackson Kerkes 92, Jackson Roberts 85.

Crown Point -- Connor Proudman 79, Finn Kiger 75, Bryant Callander 81, Mikey Pinchok 85, Isaac Embry 87.

Frankfort -- Saascha Pirch 91.

Guerin Catholic -- Ty Gingerich 73, Andrew White 77, Ben Burgan 82, Keaton Modleski 89.

Hanover Central -- Cody Donovan 85.

West Lafayette Harrison -- Nic Hofman 72, Tom Newton 79, William Long 89, Eli Webb 100, Ajani Johnson 82.

Highland -- Frederick Kepler 83, Connor Raab 91, Dane Richardson 99, Thor Severson 104.

Hobart -- Nathan Schammert 109.

LaCrosse -- Jaye Mitzner 125.

Lafayette Central Catholic -- Sean Buckley 87, Wes Dulin 78, Luke Cooley 97, Patrick Gothard 83, Paul Schwartz 92.

Lafayette Jeff -- Lukes Riley 96.

Lake Central -- Gino Panici 87, Tommy Philpot 78, Joel Kritenbrink 97, TJ Matlon 79, Rudy Jaksich 86.

LaPorte -- Max Holmes 86, Mason Jones 112, Jackson Schable 109, Tayler Menke 137, Jackson Cizewski 103.

Logansport -- Johnathan Easter 78, Parker Wilburn 80, Evan Ulery 90, Garrick Robbins 83, Trevor Vietti 84.

Lowell -- Jordan Harris 80.

MC Marquette -- Michael Sakrich 95, Robert Pruzin 89, Aidan Bartnicki 127, Romeo Bui 115.

Michigan City -- Nick Gushrowski 76, Jack Smith 109, Jack Attar 99, Omar Serrano 115, Connor Reynolds 120.

North Judson -- Payton Cox 109.

Portage -- Trevor Hofford 112, Jacob Pierce 99.

Rensselaer Central -- Tyler Castongia 100.

Rochester -- KalVary Lingenfelter 84, Reece Renie 83,

Twin Lakes -- Jadden Ousley 83, Ty Ploss 83, Lewis Dellinger 89, Logan Creamer 104, Jalen Shidler 104.

University -- Thomas Tanselle 78.

Valparaiso -- Andrew Karr 87, Mark Civanich 74, Michael Smith 81, Brady Hudson 95, Colin Danzi 104.

West Lafayette -- Collin Johnson 85, Noah Theobald 104, Benny Zhang 89, Dawson Driggs 108, Joel Will 128.

Westfield -- Ethan Lutz 75.

Winamac -- Calvin Larkin 88, Danny Kasten 86, Will Larkin 91, Wilson Smith 97, Jaxon Roudebush 86.

Zionsville -- Reid Von Dielingen 77, Colin Nasser 82, Eric Herbst 78, Jack Hidde 89.

 

Posted 6/7/2019

 

 
 
 

 

 

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