CHAMPS: Madison’s boys golf team won Saturday’s Shawe Invitational — the Cubs’ third straight win in the event. Team members are (from left): Connor Keifer, Mitchell Seng, Carson Wattenbarger, Jordan Griffith, Carson Cheatham and Dylan Bilz. Griffith was the tourney medalist. (Submitted photo)
CHAMPS: Madison’s boys golf team won Saturday’s Shawe Invitational — the Cubs’ third straight win in the event. Team members are (from left): Connor Keifer, Mitchell Seng, Carson Wattenbarger, Jordan Griffith, Carson Cheatham and Dylan Bilz. Griffith was the tourney medalist. (Submitted photo)
Madison's Jordan Griffith claimed medalist honors and the Cubs scored their third consecutive Shawe Invitational boys golf championship Saturday at Sunrise Golf Course.

Madison carded a score of 310 that was 39 strokes ahead of second place Jennings County at 349.

Providence and Shawe both carded 364 with the Pioneers claiming the runner-up spot due to a lower fifth-man score. South Decatur was fourth at 372, Southwestern shot 383 and Henryville rounded out the field with a 385.

After being denied medalist honors in 2011 when he carded a 2-under 70 to tie for first but lost to Shawe's Nico Mingione in a three-hole playoff, Griffith finally finished as the invitational medalist. Madison's Carson Wattenbarger was the defending individual champion after leading the field with a 74 in 2012.

Griffith's medalist round on Saturday came on a pair of identical 36-stroke nines that were anything but identical. The Madison junior went out with nine pars on the front side but then bogeyed three of his first five holes on the back nine to slide to two-over on the day. He then shot two-under over the final four holes - including a birdie at the par-five 15th and a birdie at the par-four 18th - to get back to even-par 72 on his round.

Griffith led Madison to placing all four scorers in the top five positions in the event. Defending champ Wattenbarger shot a 40-37-77, Dylan Bilz carded a 42-36-78 and Mitchell Seng shot a 43-40-83 for Madison.

Shawe's Joey Mingione, a senior, broke up the Madison pack atop the leaderboard by finishing second with a 40-36-76. His teammate, Alex Reuss, also made the top 10 with a 43-42-85.

Southwestern's top scorer was Colten Shepherd with a 48-42-90.

Madison will be back in action on Saturday at the Bedford North Lawrence Invitational while Shawe will play in the Bishop Chatard Invitational also on Saturday and Southwestern will be in Seymour for the Trinity Lutheran Invitational.

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2013 Shawe Invitational

at Sunrise Golf Course

Madison

Yards: 6245 Par:72

Top 10 Individuals

1. Jordan Griffith, Madison 36-36 -72

2. Joseph Mingione, Shawe 40-36-76

3. Carson Wattenbarger, Madison 40-37-77

4. Dylan Bilz, Madison 42-36-78

5. Mitchell Seng, Madison 43-40-83

6. Blake Ralston, Jennings 44-41-85

7. Alex Reuss, Shawe 43-42-85

8. Zach Copeland , Jennings 43-43-86

9. Max Leist, Providence 43-43-86

10. Dustin Huff, S. Decatur 44-42-86

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Team Scores

Madison 310

Jordan Griffith 36-36-72

Carson Wattenbarger 40-37-77

Dylan Bilz 42-36-78

Mitchell Seng 43-40-83

Carson Cheatham 76-40-116

Jennings County 349

Blake Ralston 44-41-85

Zach Copeland 43-43-86

Ian Donnell 44-43-87

Jake Simmons 46-45-91

Tyler Clerkin 46-49-95

Providence 364

Max Leist 43-43-86

Evan Wilson 45-45-90

Austin Happell 48-44-92

Erich Day 48-48-96

Sam Murphy 53-55-108

Shawe 364

Joseph Mingione 40-36-76

Alex Reuss 43-42-85

Eamon Fry 51-47-98

Chris Petersen 50-55-105

Collon Hambrick 53-56-109

South Decatur 372

Dustin Huff 44-42-86

Brayden Helms 46-47-93

Nick Schwering 49-47-96

Andrew Wullenweber 52-45-97

Kyle Moore 53-47-100

Southwestern 383

Colten Shepherd 48-42-90

Aston Hill 47-44-91

Stacey Noble 48-45-93

Jarod Perry 55-54-109

Stuart Bramer 58-55-113

Henryville 385

Luke Davidson 50-42-92

Mason Edwards 47-45-92

Cameron Furnish 48-52-100

Mitchell Fields 48-53-101

Bailey Reister 51-53-104