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Valparaiso breaks Chesterton’s six-year DAC run with runaway victory

2013-08-19T20:00:00Z 2013-08-20T23:28:05Z Valparaiso breaks Chesterton’s six-year DAC run with runaway victoryPaul Oren Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
August 19, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

CHESTERTON | Harley Dubsky shot an eagle and four birdies to continue a dominant start to her final prep season on Monday afternoon.

The Valparaiso senior was even after the front nine at the DAC Championships at The Brassie Golf Course in Chesterton, but Dubsky birdied the 10th hole and then eagled 11. Dubsky registered two more birdies on the back nine and finished with a 67 (-5).

The Vikings (317) edged Lake Central (335) for the meet title, breaking Chesterton’s six-year championship run.

“There aren’t words to describe the run that Harley is on,” Valparaiso coach Bill Miller said. “She’s just shooting unbelievable right now.”

Dubsky is shooting 29 strokes under par through her first seven events this season and is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The UNLV commit was content with her score Monday, but not in the way it came about.

“If you would’ve told me that I was even on the front and then had to shoot minus-5 to get to 67, I wouldn’t have been happy,” Dubsky said. “I was hitting good shots on the front. I hit eight of nine greens, I just couldn’t finish. Once I eagled 11, things started to click.”

Valparaiso junior Jennifer Gough carded a 77 after shooting 37 on the back nine. The Vikings were consistent across the board with their top four golfers finishing in the top 15 of the event.

“We have a deep team and that’s something we’ve been missing in the past,” Miller said. “We’ve had some good teams, but now I know what to expect from my top four golfers.

"I was still nervous coming into this event, but that was because we’ve got really good competition in the DAC.”

Lake Central senior Kiana Jongsma shot a career-best 75, propelling the Indians to a second-place finish -- seven shots ahead of Crown Point (342).

“Everything was working for me today,” Jongsma said. “I’ve been waiting to shoot low like this for a long time. I’ve always had it in me and I finally did it.

"I think we showed today that if we all pull together, we can be a pretty good team.”

Chesterton coach Dale Hewitt was hoping for a third-place finish, but he wasn’t upset with the way the Trojans performed.

The six-time defending champions finished in fourth place, just one stroke behind Crown Point.

“We started three freshmen and they’re all learning,” Hewitt said. “We left some putts out there, but we’re getting better. It’s always a development and I’m pleased with the scores.

"There was a lot of good golf on the course today.”

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