Scouting local boys golf sectonals

Scouting local boys golf sectonals

2014-06-04T18:00:00Z 2014-06-05T00:06:08Z Scouting local boys golf sectonals nwitimes.com
June 04, 2014 6:00 pm

Advancement: Top three teams and top three individuals not on advancing teams qualify for the Lafayette Jefferson Regional on June 12 at Battleground. Ties for third place must be played off in order to advance.

Lake Central

When: 8 a.m. Friday.

Where: Palmira.

Favorite: Lake Central. Darkhorse: Crown Point.

Teams entered: Andrean, Calumet, Crown Point, E.C. Central, Griffith, Highland, Lake Central, Lowell, Merrillville, Munster, Roosevelt, Wallace, Whiting.

Individuals to watch: Andrean -- Jack Musgrave; Crown Point -- Mike Lee, Grant Miller; Griffith -- Matt Plawecki; Highland -- Danny King, Tayler Peters; Lake Central -- Matt Meneghetti, Rhett Baker; Lowell -- Jared Cottingham; Merrillville -- Kyle Krause, Robert Neilsen; Munster -- Matt Specht; Whiting -- Jake Jacobson.

Fast fact: Crown Point bested host Lake Central by five strokes in last year’s sectional.

LaPorte

When: 8 a.m. Friday.

Where: Beechwood.

Favorite: LaPorte. Darkhorse: Marquette.

Teams entered: Hammond, Hanover Central, Knox, LaCrosse, LaPorte, Marquette Catholic, Michigan City, Morton, New Prairie, North Judson, Oregon-Davis, River Forest, South Central, Westville.

Individuals to watch: Hanover Central -- Josh Jackowski; LaPorte -- Tyler Baker; Marquette Catholic -- Tyler Paholski, Hank Littleton; Michigan City -- Noah Niemen; Morton -- Duncan Murphy; River Forest -- Mark Long, Allen Long; South Central -- Dustin Howell; Westville -- Tyler Barnes.

Fast fact: Host and defending champion LaPorte has won 17 titles and four of the past five after a four-decade dry spell (1969-2009).

Logansport

When: 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Where: Dykeman Park.

Favorite: Logansport. Darkhorse: Kankakee Valley.

Teams entered: Caston, Kankakee Valley, Logansport, North Newton, Pioneer, Rensselaer Central, Rochester, South Newton, Tri-County, Twin Lakes, West Central, Winamac.

Individuals to watch: Kankakee Valley -- Cory Snowden, Eric Vorst; North Newton -- Joe Switaiski; Rensselaer Central -- Jake Spurgeon.

Fast fact: Due to restructuring, defending champion Delphi will now compete in the Lafayette Jeff sectional.

Valparaiso

When: 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Where: Forest Park.

Favorite: Chesterton. Darkhorse: Valparaiso.

Teams entered: Boone Grove, Bishop Noll, Chesterton, Clark, Hobart, Morgan Township, Portage, Valparaiso, Washington Township, Wheeler.

Individuals to watch: Boone Grove -- Brad Bobrowski; Bishop Noll -- Lenny Chocholek; Chesterton: Zach Von Huben; Hobart -- Andrew Barras; Morgan Township -- Tyler Abbott; Portage -- Jordan Henson; Valparaiso -- Brandon Hamill; Wheeler -- Bradley Young.

Fast fact: Host and defending champion Valparaiso graduated its entire lineup from the 2013 squad.

-- Compiled by Christopher Breach and Michael Raines

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