GOSHEN — The pathway for the local teams to make the IHSAA boys state golf finals is blocked by some very good teams that will be competing in the regional today at Stonehenge Golf Club in Winona Lake.
Northridge, NorthWood and Fairfield advanced out of the sectional hosted last week at Black Squirrel Golf Club in Goshen.
“Fort Wayne Dwenger is the class of the field and after that there are seven or eight teams that are very close,” Northridge coach Dennis Sienicki. “The teams that best maneuver their way around the course will advance.”
NorthWood coach Brad Duerksen said, “There are a lot of good teams in the field. At least five or six have a chance of getting out. There are 18 teams in the field and only three get out.”
The top three teams and top five low individuals, excluding those individuals who advance with a team qualify for the state meet at The Legends Golf Club near Franklin on Tuesday, June 17 and Wednesday, June 18. All teams and individuals will play all 36 holes at state.
The rest of the teams in the field are Carroll, Columbia City, Culver Military Academy, East Noble, Fort Wayne Canterbury, Homestead, John Glenn, Kokomo, Leo, Mishawaka Marian, Penn, Peru and Western.
Northridge is paired with Marian and Leo. Their tee times ranger from 9:30 to 10:10 a.m. beginning on No. 1.
NorthWood will be playing with Penn, East Noble and Warsaw. Tee times are from 9 to 9:40 on No. 10.
Fairfield is grouped with Homestead, Kokomo and John Glenn. Tee times are 9:50 to 10:30 on No. 10.
Among the individuals are Peyton Kime of Concord, Broc Maurer of Jimtown and Michael Foy of Elkhart Memorial.
Northridge carded a 313 team score to win the sectional. Will Erekson shot 38-35—73, Tom Morrison 38-38—76, Corbin Bullock 39-42—81, Luke Morrison 43-40—83 and Austen Schmidt 42-41—83.
Northridge played a practice round on Tuesday at Stonehenge.