Madison golf 9th at tough Providence Invitational
Monday, June 02, 2014 11:00 AM
Madison's golf team placed ninth in its final invitational of the regular season, the Providence Invitational at Champions Pointe Golf Club on Saturday.
With seven ranked teams competing, the invitational resembled more of a regional - ironically on this year's regional course - than regular-season invitational. Columbus North, which is ranked second in the state, won the team title with a score of 300, 11th-ranked Bloomington South was second with a 306 and No. 8 Corydon Central shot a 311 and beat No. 19 Floyd Central (311) on a fifth-man tie-breaker.
Seventh-ranked Center Grove placed fifth with a 312, Columbus East was sixth with a 316, Providence was seventh with a 321, Heritage Hills was eighth with a 322 and tied No. 15 Madison, which placed ninth on the tie-breaker.
Bedford North Lawrence (323), No. 22 Jasper (327), New Albany (339), South Spencer (340), Bloomington North (342), Seymour (351) and Southridge (359) rounded out the team scores.
Senior Carson Wattenbarger tied for ninth overall with a 76 and led Madison's effort. Jordan Griffth shot a 78, Conner Kiefer had a 79 and Dylan Bilz had an 89. Carson Cheatham shot a non-scoring 101.
Preston Vanwinkle of Heritage Hills shot a two-under 70 and was the medalist. Columbus North's Nick Waskom was second with a 72 and Corydon's Timothy Wiseman was third with a 73.
Madison returns to action on Wednesday when it faces Shawe, Milan and Trinity Lutheran at Sunrise Golf Course. The Cubs then host Jennings County at Sunrise in their regular-season finale on Thursday. The sectional will be a week from today at Sunrise.