Boys Varsity Golf · Easter leads Logansport to 9th place finish at Victoria National/Mater Dei Invite

  Place Points
Noblesville High School 1st 312
Guerin Catholic High School 2nd 316
Evansville Reitz Memorial 3rd 320
Castle High School 4th 326
Culver Academies 5th 335
Columbus North High School 6th 339
Floyd Central High School 7th 339
Bloomington High School South 8th 339
Logansport High School 9th 342
Roncalli High School 10th 347
Mater Dei High School 11th 359
New Albany High School 12th 357
Bedford North Lawrence High School 13th 369
Andrean High School 14th 391
Providence High School 15th 424

Johnathan Easter shot a 77 on the par 72 course. He placed tied for 8th amongst a very talented field of 76 HS players at the 43rd rated golf course in the United States. Victoria National has played host to multiple Big Ten Championships. It is the home of the tour championship for the next decade. This is the first ever HS event at Victoria National in its 23 yr history. Noblesville was the tournament champion with a 312 led by University of Florida recruit Clay Merchant’s 4-under 68.
Logansport’s Parker Wilburn shot an 84, Evan Ulery 90, and Garrick Robbins 91rounded our the Berries scoring. Sophomore Trevor Vietti carded a 94.
The field included 10 of the top 25 ranked teams in the state so it had that state tournament type feel, but I feel like with this being the most challenging course our guys have ever seen we played pretty well. The mental approach and our short games cost us shots toward our score, but over all a 9th place finish is respectable against some of the state’s best. I was pleased with how Johnathan was able to stay poised. He would have been around even par but he had a string of 5 of his last 7 holes where he just couldn’t find the bottom of the cup when he had great birdie looks. I think he left 3 on the edge of the hole and lipped out another.
My message to him was just keep giving yourself a chance and he put together a nice round. Parker had some trouble on our first nine holes on the back nine. The last 5 holes on the back are as tough as anything we will see and Park just let a few mental errors derail What could have been a top 10 finish. He bounced back and was just 2 over par on the front nine. Evan and Garrick, and Trevor had some good moments but some mental errors and short game kind of derailed their rounds a little. They played hard and I know they gave it their all so I’m very proud of how they handled themselves and at the end of the day I told them to just go out and have fun. It’s a course they may never get the chance to play again, and just being out there and looking around it was hard to get mad. It will definitely be one to remember, and gives us a good barometer of where we continue to improve in our goals for State tournament in June.