Season better than par


Tribune staff reports

The 2016 Seymour High School boys golf team recently met for the final time, giving the Owls time to look back on the season.

Owls coach Jim Hoffman said highlights included placing third in the Jennings County Invitational and fourth in the Bloomington North Invitational and having a golfer advance to regional for the second year in a row.

Despite some matches being canceled because of the weather or having to play in poor conditions, Hoffman said he saw overall improvement in the Owls throughout the season.

“We had some great outings beating several ranked teams,” he said during the team’s awards program Tuesday at Shadowood Golf Course.

Hoffman handed out several awards during the program.

Sophomore Keaton Simpson earned both the low nine- and 18-hole scoring awards, averaging 38.9 and 78.625, respectively. He also received his two-year varsity award.

Senior Brady Marshall was the team’s regional qualifier, shooting 77 during the Bloomington North Sectional at Indiana University Golf Course. His high school career then ended at the Providence Regional at Champions Pointe Golf Club, carding 78.

Along with being recognized for qualifying for regional during the awards program, Marshall received the sportsmanship award and earned his four-year varsity award. His season averages were 39.2 for nine holes and 78.666 for 18 holes.

Junior Noah Beaty received the most improved award and earned his two-year varsity award.

Sophomore Tyler Bullard also was presented a two-year varsity award, while senior Dusty Wetzel and sophomore Jake Silence earned one-year varsity awards.

The junior varsity awards went to junior Sean Miller and sophomore Charlie Galyen.

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