Owls beat Providence, BNL, peaking as sectional approaches


Seniors Hunter Browning and Tyler Bullard shot rounds of 38 and 39, respectively, to spark the Seymour golf team to a win against Providence and Bedford North Lawrence Tuesday at Shadowood Golf Course.

The Owls shot 164 strokes, Providence had 169 and BNL totaled 170.

Browning and Bullard both said these were their lowest scores of the season. They posted the two lowest scores in the meet.

Owls coach Jim Hoffman said it was especially gratifying to defeat BNL, a Hoosier Hills Conference and sectional opponent.

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“Beating Bedford was a good win for us,” Hoffman said. “Bedford and Providence have been playing really well, so to come out on top is turning the right way for us. All the way around it looked like everybody shot some good scores. We were a lot firmer on the greens. We shot a 164 tonight and that was much better than Saturday.

“They were very good off the tee. We were good on the greens. We had a bunch of birdies tonight. Except for a couple holes we would have been in the 150s. That’s our goal.”

Other Seymour varsity scores were: Owen Marshall 42, Ethan Dippold 45, and Connor Hinton 53.

Marshall, Dippold and Hinton are freshman, and Hoffman said, “The freshman are getting game experience, and that is really paying off. You can see it on the golf course. Their maturity is starting to come and it’s going to be beneficial for us in the future. They are really hanging in there and the two seniors are starting to show the leadership that we’re looking for.”

The Owls will have some time to get ready for the postseason.

“Our potential is there,” Hoffman said. “We’re working hard, we’re getting better. We have to take over the golf course, and tonight we did. We could have been even four or five strokes better, but it’s there and we’re coming along and hopefully we’ll peak at the right time.”

The Owls are off until next Tuesday when they host Jennings County.

An 18-hole match against Columbus North and Bloomington North, May 31 at Otter Creek, has also been added to the schedule before the sectional June 1 at Bloomington Country Club.

“When we get to the sectional and regional that is when we want to peak,” Hoffman said. “We’re learning from our mistakes and we’re making good things happen.”

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