DARLINGTON – Western Boone put four players on the first-team all Sagamore Conference team on its way to winning the league boys’ golf title with a low score of 341 at Rocky Ridge Golf Club on Saturday.
Southmont was second with a 351, Crawfordsville fifth at 379 and North Montgomery eighth at 407.
“I told them 340 was the number,” Southmont coach Bill Whalen said. “And I always tell them, if you hit the number, win or lose, we have to be satisfied. And I really thought we could come in with a 340. Two around 80 and two around 90.”
The Mounties did have one guy around 80.
In fact, senior Micah Korhorn went lower than anybody with a 78 to earn medalist honors.
“For the last week he was really struggling, spraying everything and last night we changed his driver, and I think that helped,” Whalen said of his senior. “And just gaining confidence. For him to come out and shoot 78 today is just fantastic. A coach couldn’t ask for a better kid to be on his team. Really happy for him.”
Nolan Allen joined Korhorn on first-team all conference for the Mounties with an 85. Harrison Haddock shot a 91 to make second-team all conference, while Luke Tesmer fired a 97 and Carson McKinney a 106 to round out the Mounties’ score.
Crawfordsville’s Luke Ranard was the only other county golfer to make the first-team 10-man team with an 87. Athenian coach Tom Perkins says they were disappointed with the overall fifth-place finish, but is happy with how they competed.
“We came out and competed,” he said. “I have no complaint of how hard we worked today and the amount of effort we put in. I was just disappointed. I thought that we were ready to come and go low today. We’ve had good practice and played well here on Thursday night, and I thought we were prepared to come and really go low today.”
Landon Timmons made the second-team with a 90, while Hayden Jeffries fired a 99, Landon Hurt a 103, and Braxton Smith a 104.
“It’s golf,” Perkins said. “It doesn’t work out the way you want it to all the time, and the kids are disappointed too. There’s still plenty to work on. We seem to be making the same mistakes.”
Haze Kashon and Hayden Turner led the Chargers. Kashon fired a 91 and Turner a 92 to both earn second-team all conference.
“I think at the top end of our order we were really competitive,” North Montgomery coach Nick Johnson said. “Hayden and Haze both had really good rounds, but like I’ve said all year, we are trying to find that consistency on the back end.”
Drew Norman fired a 109, Jacob Hughes a 115 and Thomas Fritzen a 118.