Hauser junior Justin Compton has been cutting down his score over the past couple of matches.
Monday night, he did it again. Compton fired his lowest round to earn medalist honors with a 2-over par 38 to help lift the Jets to a 188-222 win against Mid-Hoosier Conference rival Edinburgh at Clifty Creek.
“I came out today and started off really good. I got the first nerves off the tee out of the way,” Compton said. “I hit a good shot, and it really made me think that I could go low today.”
One highlight for Compton was a birdie at the short par-4 second.
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“I was hitting well at the time, and I was just trying to get it anywhere near the green,” Compton said. “I ended up getting it 10 yards off the green. I made a good chip, and I made the putt from there.”
Nick Neafus finished with a 46 for Hauser. Owen Green added a 50, and Clayton Wilson had a 54 to round out the Jets scoring. Matt Sweet and Sam Johnson each shot 59.
With it being so early in the season, Hauser coach Mike Compton says it is all about maintaining consistency while also trying to lower the team score at the end of the year.
“We knocked off three shots from our last match, so that’s an improvement,” Mike Compton said. “The guys are starting to get more comfortable playing. I think if we identify some issues and work on those issues, we can keep getting better. Our goal to start the year was to make all 10 golfers better than what they were at the start of the season.”
Bladen Hancock shot a 48 to lead the Lancers. Brayden McManaway and Keegan Jones each shot 56, and Gavin Hancock finished the scoring with a 62. Christian Cox added a 68, while Noah Childers carded a 70.
With Edinburgh having a lot of youth and new golfers playing varsity for the first time this year, coach Doug Weddle just has the team taking things one step at a time.
“Losing a lot to graduation and having a lot of new players, we are making improvements this year, and our goal this year is to get better with every match,” Weddle said.