Seymour, Brownstown golf compete in match play


Brownstown’s golf team had a match against Borden canceled on Tuesday, and Seymour’s golf team didn’t have a match scheduled for Tuesday. Both coaches didn’t want to go a whole week before competing in sectionals, so the Owls and Braves came together at Shadowood Golf Course to compete in match play.

The match play setup is player vs. player, hole-by-hole. They aren’t counting strokes like a normal match. They’re just trying to shoot better than their opponent on each hole they play. The person who was winning after nine holes would get a point for their team.

“It’s a little different, a little change of pace,” Seymour head coach Jim Hoffman said. “It’s kind of fun for the kids to go out there and do something a little bit different than the norm.”

Seymour was able to come away with the victory during match play, winning the match 6-3.

Owen Marshall beat Chandler Stahl 2-1, which means Marshall was up two points with one hole to play. Ethan Dippold beat Elix Preston 3-2 and Andrew Knieriem was 6 up over Jaren Cunningham.

The final two points from Seymour came from senior Drew Schroeder, who had to compete against two Brownstown players since the Owls were one player short. Schroeder beat Liam Kreis by one on the final hole, and Schroeder was 7 up over Carson Darlage to get the sixth point for Seymour.

The three points from the Braves came from Caiden Gwin, who was 2 up over Andon Self. Caden Clodfelder was 3 up over Ty Stuckwisch, and Connor Gwin was 5 up over Harrison Fleetwood.

“(Brent) Hattabaugh, the coach over there (Brownstown), is one of my best friends, so we just said, ‘hey, let’s do this and change it up,'” Hoffman said. “The kids enjoyed it.”

The next time Brownstown and Seymour will be competing will be on Monday, June 7, in the sectional at Cascades Golf Course in Bloomington at 8 a.m.

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