Lemming sinks hole-in-one as Trinity hosts Cougar Invitational


When Andrew Lemming stepped up to the second hole on Saturday morning at Shadowood Golf Course, he took out his pitching wedge, and the rest was history.

Lemming connected with the ball.

“It felt good,” he said as he watched it sky toward the hole.

He watched his ball hit the green, then take a roll toward the hole, and in his words, “Then it kind of disappeared.”

Trinity Lutheran head coach Todd Jack saw it happen, and as Lemming approached the green, Jack pulled out his camera to videotape it.

“I was at the hole. It was one of those things where you thought you saw what you saw, and we were hyping him up, and he didn’t believe it,” Jack said.

But as Lemming reached the hole, his ball was at the bottom, making his first career hole-in-one. Jack was there to video Lemming pulling the ball out.

Lemming was as modest as you could be about the moment.

“It was kind of cool,” he said. “I’m still pretty new to golf, so it was cool to see that happen. It was mostly luck.”

“That’s one of those things that you chase after,” Jack said of Lemming’s hole-in-one. “You get something like that, and I think Andrew is going to want to keep playing golf for a while.”

The Trinity junior played some golf his freshman year but was mostly junior varsity, so this is his first year playing every match on varsity.

Lemming has been enjoying the daily grind of the sport so far, feeling most comfortable when his ball is on the green.

“It’s really fun. I really enjoy the sport, been having a good time playing it,” he said. “I love putting. I feel like I’m really good at putting, and I love my seven iron.”

Ironically, he didn’t need to use his putter at all for what will likely be his most memorable shot.

It was an exciting moment that happened very early into the day on Saturday as Trinity hosted the Cougar Invitational featuring 14 teams.

The team winner was Fishers “Red” team, who shot a 323, and Shelbyville was second with a 334.

Trinity was 10th with a team score of 422.

Jack Stuckwisch led the Cougars with a round of 88, shooting 44s on both the front and back nines.

“That’s Jack. He’s consistent across the board,” coach Jack said. “He has everything in him to get into the 70s. He has all the skill and even more potential considering he’s just a freshman.”

Wylie Jones was next with 56-53-109, Gabe Lorenz 55-56-111, Lemming 57-57-114 and Alex Overgaard 58-65-123.

“Everybody has been making progress day in and day out,” Jack said. “If someone slides one day, someone else will step up and pick up the slack. You’re seeing an ebb and flow with the team. We’ve been very consistent in the low 400s, and we got 397 at Timbergate. It has been good stuff so far.”

Seymour had its A team playing at the BNL Invitational on Saturday, but the Owls’ B team was at Shadowood. Seymour placed ninth overall with a team score of 414.

Trevor Alberring shot 45-51-96, Trenton Morris 51-51-102, Luke Fischer 49-56-105, Noah Wineinger 56-53-109 and Paulton Rennekamp 62-58-120.

Medora’s Braxton McCory played as an individual on Saturday, and he shot 53-52-105.

The top two scores both came from Greenwood Christian as Noah Reed shot a 73 and Ian Reed shot a 74. Top 10 places earned medals.

Trinity will play later today at Brownstown Central, while the full Seymour team will host New Albany and Columbus East.

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