Owl golfers receive postseason awards


Owen Marshall put his name in the Seymour boys golf record book this spring.

He tied the school record when he shot a 67 and earned medalist honors during the sectional at Cascades Golf Course in Bloomington. He’s now tied with his cousin, Brady Marshall, who shot a 67 at St. Anne’s in North Vernon.

Marshall was Seymour’s first sectional medalist since Trent Tormoehlen in 1997.

He played the No. 1 position for the Owls this spring, and on Tuesday night, he was named the team’s most valuable player during an awards program at Shadowood Golf Course.

Owls head golf coach Jim Hoffman said Marshall was in a zone the day of the sectional.

“When they get in that zone, you don’t really want to disturb them,” he said. “He was doing everything well. He was putting outstanding. He hit the greens. He wasn’t in any trouble that I saw. Outstanding day for him.”

Marshall averaged 38 shots for nine holes and 78 shots for 18 holes.

He played the No. 1 position for the Owls throughout the season and earned all-Hoosier Hills Conference honorable mention.

He plans to play golf at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis this fall.

Also qualifying for the Providence Regional at Champions Pointe was fellow senior Ethan Dippold, who carded a 78 at the sectional.

“Ethan qualifying for the regional is a big deal,” Hoffman said. “The regional was big competition for these two.”

Marshall shot a 77 and Dippold shot an 85 at regional, and both missed qualifying for state.

Hoffman also presented the sportsmanship or mental attitude award to Ty Stuckwischand the most improved award to Andon Self.

“Stuckwisch demonstrated a lot of things. He showed how to carry yourself on the golf course,” Hoffman said.

Stuckwisch, a sophomore, shot a 100 at the sectional.

In presenting the most improved award, Hoffman said, “Strokewise, I look for how they started and how they finished. (Self) helped us get close at the sectional.”

Self, a junior, shot 95 at the sectional.

The Owls placed fourth in the sectional with a score of 335. The top three teams advanced to the regional.

“We started out really well,” Hoffman said. “The only teams to beat us early in the season were ranked teams.”

The Owls finished second in their invitational at Shadowood and finished sixth at the Floyd Central Invitational.

“Then we hit a wall, but then we got it back,” Hoffman said. “It was a difficult season coming back from COVID. I hate that the seniors didn’t get to play last year. The seniors will be missed.”

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