On Saturday, Jimtown participated in the last Northern State Conference Tournament which was held at Mystic Hills golf course in Culver. This was a good day but also a sad day as our Conference is coming to an end. Our first tournament was held at the Triway golf course in 1969 and won by New Prairie and today was the last and was won by Triton.. Over the years, Jimtown has only managed to place second once in 2005 and was victorious the following year. This year the Jimmies had their strongest team since 2006. Expectations were high and our golfers were focused and out to prove they could shoot better than they did at the Culver Invitational the previous week. At the end of the day, they turned in a score of 349 which was good enough for second place. Leading the way for the Jimmies was Broc Maurer. He shot a 36 which was one over par on the front nine and a 39 which is 3 over par on the back nine. His total of 75 made him the last Northern State Champion beating the runner up by 4 strokes. The top ten scores are all conference. His hard work and dedication over the last four years has lead to this Championship. Congratulations Broc!!! If this wasn’t enough our other four golfers turned in great rounds. Ryan Mott had a 41 on the front nine followed by a 50 on the back for a 91 total. This was 9 strokes better than his previous round. Ryan was in a three way tie for 11 place and the tie breaker gave him the 12th place ribbon. Then Jeff Payne finished. He shot a 91 also, a 45 on the front and 46 on the back. In his previous round at Mystic he shot a 112, that’s a 21 stroke difference. Jeff’s score also placed him in a three way tie for 11th place and the tie breaker gave him the 13th place ribbon. Tyler “Bubba” Wenger finished with a 45 on the front and 47 on the back for a 92 total. His score gave him the 14th place in the conference. There were 40 participant in this meet. Hunter Price finished the scoring with a 96. He had a 50 on the front and a 46 on the back nine, this is 11 strokes better than his last score at Mystic. Hunter finished 21st in the Conference. So this Jimmy performance made this a good day.
The Jimmies will be in action on Wednesday at the Brierleaf Country Club against New Prairie and LaVille. On Thursday, they will be home at McCormick taking on Goshen and Westview.