New Castle hosted the New Castle Invitational on Saturday, May 22nd, at Westwood Golf Course.
New Castle shot 301 to win the event. This is the third consecutive year that the Trojans have defended their home turf.
New Castle Varsity 301
New Castle JV 323
Franklin County 329
Trinity Lutheran 335
Hamilton Heights 341
North Decatur 355
Triton Central 391
Seton Catholic 456
Jacob Campbell shot 73 to place 2nd overall behind a 72 from Reed of Hamilton Heights. This was the lowest 18 hole round for this senior during his high school career. He birdied three holes on the back nine to shoot a 3-under, 32. He added a 41 on the front for a 73.
Blake Wheeler shot 75. Blake calmed down after a rough start. He doubled the first and bogeyed the second, but bounced back with a birdie on three and stayed close to par for the remainder of the round. He shot 39, 36.
Kole Schofield shot 76. Kole was solid throughout the day with the exception of a triple on 10. He finished strong to collect an eagle and three birdies in his last 6 holes. He shot 37, 39.
Trevor Turner shot 77. Trevor was steady and never made worse than a bogey for the entire round. He added a birdie on 14 to shoot 37, 40.
Brady Wheeler shot 82. Other than a few unfortunate shots that caused two triples and a double during his round, Brady played well with 10 pars and a birdie. He shot 41, 41.
New Castle JV also competed and shot 323 to place 4th.
Jarred Porter shot 78. Really proud of this young Trojan. Even after a rules issue against him late in the round, he stayed grounded and finished strong. He had 8 pars and a birdie. He shot 40, 38.
Spencer Stewart shot 79. Spencer will remember this round for the rest of his life with a hole in one on the par 3, 3rd hole. Spencer shot 35, 44. (Luke Hall of Franklin County also carded a 1 on the 3rd hole.)
Brayton Helderbrand shot 82. Brayton averages a 42.5 for the year in 9-hole matches. He trumped that on both of sides with a 40 and a 42.
Tyler Tompkins shot 84. Tyler couldn’t get the driver working on Saturday and found himself in trouble off the tee too often. Other than 2 triple bogeys on his card, Tyler played well. He shot 40, 44.
Cameron Goodin shot 92. This 4-year Trojan simply couldn’t find his groove. Hats off to him as he stayed positive and fought through. He shot 45, 47.
Trojans travel to Tri County Golf Course on Tuesday for a match with Shenandoah to end their regular season.