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Valpo's Andrie wins in loss at state golf championship

2013-06-12T18:30:00Z 2013-09-16T18:54:12Z Valpo's Andrie wins in loss at state golf championshipSteve Hanlon steve.hanlon@nwi.com nwitimes.com
June 12, 2013 6:30 pm  • 

FRANKLIN | It would've been easy. To walk away and know that nobody would pick up the error.

But that isn't the way Valparaiso senior Patrick Andrie was raised.

“Nobody would've caught it,” Andrie said. “But I would've known.”

Andrie finished his round at The Legends Golf Club on Wednesday, shooting an 80 at the IHSAA state golf championships at Franklin. It wasn't the score he wanted but it would do on a hot, windy day.

A few minutes later Andrie walked by the large scoreboard and saw a 79 next to his name. That would've given him a two-day score of 157.

But Andrie told the IHSAA that he had signed an incorrect scorecard by accident and he was disqualified.

“I bogeyed No. 1 and the guy thought I parred it,” Andrie said. “I didn't notice it on the card and I signed it. I didn't know there was a mistake until I saw the 79 on the board.

“I had to do the right thing.”

This move made Vikings coach Wayne Lichtenberger prouder than if his Vikings would've won the state championship.

“He turned himself in, he did the right thing,” Lichtenberger said. “I've loved what these guys have done this year competitively. But the integrity they've shown this year, the integrity Patrick showed there, that is why you coach.”

The second-best sophomore: Crown Point's Mike Lee had a remarkable two-day total for the Bulldogs in his first trip to the state championships. He shot a 74 on Tuesday and an even-par 72 on Wednesday. His 146 tied him for 22nd on the individual leaderboard in the 77th IHSAA state finals.

And this is no county club kid. He played much of his golf growing up hitting balls at Oak Knoll.

He bogeyed two of his first three holes but never stopped believing. He had seven birdie putts on the day but only made three.

“I feel good, it's my first time here,” Lee said. “I wanted to shoot somewhere around even and I did. This gives me motivation for next year.”

Coach Jon Haas was impressed by the way Lee battled. It wasn't poetry at first but it ended up being a pretty good read.

“If you watched him on the front 9 you would've thought he was shooting a poor round,” Haas said. “But he found a way to score. It was pretty impressive for a 10th grader.”

First time's the charm: Lake Central freshman Nicholas Good shot an 88 on Wednesday for a two-day total of 170. Not bad for a young man who was the Indians' No. 5 golfer for much of the season.

“I wanted an 80 or lower so I'm a little disappointed,” Good said. “But I enjoyed my time down here. Next year I want to get back here and be ready to go. I struggled off the tee and had too many three putts.”

Coach Chris Rossiano, like his prized youngster, wanted to focus on the positives.

“This was an awesome experience,” Rossiano said. “We wanted to break 160 but it didn't happen. Nick had a lot of par saves. He got up and down quite a bit. We're proud of what he was able to do out there.”

Tin Cup Turnaround II: Michigan City Marquette's Jack Clancy was very disappointed with the 83 he shot on Tuesday. His goal was to put up a better number on his last day as a high school golfer and he did.

Clancy shot a 78 which gave him a 161 on the tourney.

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