The Coffey brothers were the only two golfers to break par in the second round of the city golf tournament Sunday at Harrison Lake Country Club.
Columbus North and Indiana Wesleyan graduate Jake Coffey was edged out by his younger brother Ian Coffey by just one stroke. They went into the day tied for third after opening round 73s Saturday at Greenbelt.
Ian Coffey, who will be a sophomore at St. Francis, shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to move to the top of the leaderboard with a 142 overall score. He went 34-35, with four birdies and one bogey.
“I was making a lot of putts, and it was just an all-around good day for me,” he said. “It was a lot better than (Saturday). I feel a little bit more comfortable here than Greenbelt.”
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Jake Coffey shot a consistent 35-35 for a 2-under 70 and sits at 143 overall. He had two birdies and a bogey on both the front and back nines.
“I was playing about the same as (Saturday), but I just choked on the last few holes at Greenbelt,” he said. “I finished strong here … (Ian) got to 4-under at one point today, so I was just trying to hang on. He only beat me by one, so it’s not too bad.”
Coleman Glick and Kody Reynolds, who were tied for first place following opening-round 71s, slid to third and fourth Sunday. Glick, a North and Tusculum University graduate, shot even-par on the back nine, but a bogey and two double bogeys on the front left him with a 75. He had five birdies, four bogeys and two double bogeys in all.
Glick said his putting held him back.
“Can’t play well if you can’t get it in the hole,” Glick said. “… (I did) poorly around the greens.”
Glick will try to use the week break before Sunday’s final round to fix his putting. He is currently sitting in third place at 146.
Reynolds, who will be a freshman at Columbus East, shot 38-38 for a 76. He had two birdies and five bogeys.
Reynolds has had his troubles at Harrison Lake in the past, but felt like he put out a decent number this time around.
“They did a little better, but I can’t worry about that,” Reynolds said. “I’m fairly pleased with how I did today. (I missed) a couple shots here and there, but I’ll take it.”
Reynolds is sitting in fourth place, while Eric Grider and Bryce Turner are tied for fifth at 148. Turner ended the first round in seventh place, but posted the third-best score of the second round, an even-par 72 to move up a couple spots. Grider stayed even with Turner by shooting a 73, while Darren Hinton is one shot back of them at 149.
Turner will be joining Ian Coffey at St. Francis this fall, but the North graduate walked onto the Harrison Lake course feeling like familiarity as a member gave him a bit of an edge over some of the other golfers.
“I’m certainly pleased with how I scored,” Turner said. “I didn’t quite hit the ball as good as I would like to have. I missed more greens than probably my score showed, but I putted well. So I’m pleased with that.”
The men’s final round will be Sunday at Otter Creek. The women’s city tournament will be Saturday at Greenbelt and Sunday at Otter Creek.