Boys golf

Lake Central’s Barker wins Aberdeen boys golf classic in playoff

2013-04-27T17:45:00Z 2013-04-27T23:52:08Z Lake Central’s Barker wins Aberdeen boys golf classic in playoffAndrew Stem Times Corresponent nwitimes.com
April 27, 2013 5:45 pm  • 

VALPARAISO | Lake Central’s Rhett Barker played the role of spoiler for host Valparaiso at Saturday’s Aberdeen Classic.

Barker carded an even-par round of 72 over The Course at Aberdeen layout and then defeated Valparaiso’s Kyle Meihofer on the third playoff hole to claim medalist honors. Meihofer was gunning to become the first back-to-back medalist in the tournament’s history.

The Times No. 1 Vikings posted a team score of 311 to win the tournament for the fourth straight year. No. 7 Lake Central placed second with a total of 321, and No. 3 Michigan City was third with 325.

“This is the best weather we have had this year,” Valparaiso coach Wayne Lichtenberger said. “I have confidence in these guys that the scores will come down.”

After both Barker and Meihofer recorded pars on the 18th hole and had matching bogeys on the 15th, Barker won the playoff with a par on the 16th hole.

Barker played the front nine in 2-over, but he made three birdies on the back nine to get in even. He made a 30-foot putt for birdie on the 18th.

“I had some putts fall today,” Barker said. “I was just making putts. It was the best round of my life.”

Meihofer made three birdies on his opening nine to make the turn at 2-under. He made two more birdies on the back nine, but bogeyed three of his last four holes to finish at even.

“That’s how I have started out this whole year, a lot of birdies and a lot of bogeys,” Meihofer said. “I need to focus on keeping the mistakes to a minimum. And capitalizing after a birdie.”

Bobby Jacobs shot a round of 78 for the Vikings, and Alex Pancek added a round of 79.

“We showed progress, but there’s still a ways to go,” Lichtenberger said. “We’ve got to get (Nos.) 4 and 5 down. They are too high.”

Aaron Skibinski led Michigan City with a round of 78. Josh Palmer chipped in with an 80.

Matt Meneghetti fired a round of 79 for the Indians. Eight golfers in the field of 45 broke 80.

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Fan Poll

Loading…

Which school has the area's best boys soccer team?

View Results

Follow your school

Duneland Conference

Chesterton Trojans
News
Crown Point Bulldogs
News
Lake Central Indians
News
LaPorte Slicers
News
Merrillville Pirates
News
Michigan City Wolves
News
Portage Indians
News
Valparaiso Vikings
News

Greater South Shore Conference

Bishop Noll Warriors
News
Calumet Warriors
News
Lake Station Eagles
News
Michigan City Marquette Blazers
News
North Newton Spartans
News
River Forest Ingots
News
Wheeler Bearcats
News
Whiting Oilers
News

Great Lakes Athletic Conference

Clark Pioneers
News
Gavit Gladiators
News
Hammond Wildcats
News
Morton Governors
News

Hoosier Conference

Rensselaer Bombers
News

Northwest Crossroads Conference

Andrean 59ers
News
Griffith Panthers
News
Highland Trojans
News
Hobart Brickies
News
Kankakee Valley Kougars
News
Lowell Red Devils
News
Munster Mustangs
News

Northwestern Conference

Lew Wallace Hornets
News
Roosevelt Panthers
News
West Side Cougars
News

Porter County Conference

Boone Grove Wolves
News
Hanover Central Wildcats
News
Hebron Hawks
News
Kouts Mustangs/Fillies
News
LaCrosse Tigers
News
Morgan Twp. Cherokees
News
South Central Satellites
News
Washington Twp. Senators
News
Westville Blackhawks
News

Independents

Bowman Academy Eagles
News
Calumet Christian
News
Campagna Academy
News
Covenant Christian Knights
News
E.C. Central Cardinals
News
Hammond Baptist Swordsman
News
Luther East Eagles
News

Chicago Catholic League

Mt. Carmel Caravan
News
Seton Academy Sting
News
St. Francis deSales Pioneers
News

Chicago Public League

Washington Minutemen/Minutewomen
News

East Suburban Catholic

Marian Catholic Spartans
News

Metro Suburban

Illiana Christian Vikings
News

River Valley Conference

Beecher Bobcats/Ladycats
News
Illinios Lutheran Chargers
News

South Suburban Blue

T.F. North Meteors
News
T.F. South Rebels
News

Southland Athletic Conference

Bloom Twp. Blazin' Trojans
News
Crete-Monee Warriors
News

SouthWest Suburban Blue

Homewood-Flossmoor Vikings
News

SouthWest Suburban Red

Thornridge Falcons
News
Thornton Wildcats
News
Thornwood Thunderbirds
News