Owen Marshall shot a 37-40-77 to help the Seymour golf team place fourth in the Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Shadowood Golf Course.
Bedford North Lawrence edged Floyd Central 314-315 for the title. Madison was third with 332. Seymour nicked Columbus East 342-343 for fourth, New Albany was sixth with 345, Jeffersonville shot 359 and Jennings County scored 385.
Luke Ommen of Madison was conference medalist with 73, and Christian McIntosh of Floyd Central was second with 74.
Ethan Dippold was second for the Owls with 42-42-84, Noah Surface shot 47-43-90, Ty Stuckwisch scored 47-44-91 and Andon Self shot 48-43-91.
“Owen had a good round. He missed a couple putts, and he had one bad break there going into a bunker,” Owls coach Jim Hoffman said of Marshall, who placed sixth overall to earn all-HHC honorable mention.
“He’ll probably be a little bit disappointed. Three, four and five came in 90 and 91, which was surprising,” Hoffman said. “I didn’t think we were going to be quite that good. We’ve really got to get them in the 85 range by sectional, and I think we can get in the top three spots.”
The sectional will be played at Cascade Golf Course in Bloomington on June 7.
“We’ve got to beat Bloomington North. It looks like Bedford had a good score today,” Hoffman said.
“The kids played well. Mentally, they managed it a little bit better than they have,” he said. “After they had a bad hole, adversity, they didn’t let it affect them on the next hole, so hopefully, we’re making some progress. It looked like today that we got past the mental stage of that hole, it is gone, we can’t do anything about it, let’s move on.”
He said his players are striking the ball better.
“We’ve got to putt a little better,” he said. “We’re progressing. We’ve just got to do it in the next week and half and practice hard. We’ve got a young squad with two seniors and three sophomores.”
Dippold is one of the seniors.
“I was hoping to score better,” he said. “It’s OK. If I would have hit the driver well, I would have been all right. Accuracy, for sure. My chipping and putting was a lot better today.”
He said he expects the team to post a lower score in the sectional.
“We’re hoping for a 330 by sectional time,” he said. “We can do it. We just have to play well. I like Cascade. It’s really short. It’s a big change from the (Bloomington) country club.”
The Owls will host BNL and Providence on Tuesday.