Christian Fairbanks won his first tournament of the season, and third-ranked Columbus North put four golfers in the 70s Saturday to capture the Bloomington North Invitational.
The Bull Dogs finished with a 299 to win by five shots over No. 11 Plainfield at Indiana University Golf Course. Bloomington South took third with a 307, and No. 6 Center Grove, No. 14 Floyd Central and No. 18 Perry Meridian all shot 313.
Fairbanks won medalist honors with an even-par 71. Michael VanDeventer tied for fourth with a 74 and Ian Coffey tied for eighth with a 75, while Nick Waskom carded a 79 and Zack Lee had an 83.
North was playing its fifth 18-hole match of the week.
“This was a good way to finish a long week of golf,” North coach Doug Bieker said. “We exacted a little revenge on Center Grove for beating us Wednesday, and it was nice to see Christian win his first invite of the year. Ian Coffey continues to improve, and his scores are coming down.”
Columbus East tied for ninth at 340. Adam Krebs led the Olympians with a 76, with Austin Proffitt carded an 83, Chris Jurrema added an 88, Derek Alexander shot 93 and Thomas Ruch had a 95.
“Adam Krebs played well,” East coach Tom LaBarbera said. “That 76 was strong on a difficult course, and Austin Proffitt played solid. Our other three players struggled a little bit with the challenges of the course.”
Seymour finished 13th with a 348. Dustin Ruddick led the Owls with an 82, while Brady Marshall carded an 84, Zach Quillen added an 89, Blake Furlow shot 93 and Ethan Ashley had a 103.
Meanwhile, North’s second team
tied for ninth in the Batesville Invitational at Hillcrest Golf and Country Club with a 167. Batesville won with a 155 to 159 for Rising Sun and 160 for Shelbyville and Franklin.
Spencer Fairbanks and Connor Opalka each shot 40 to lead North. Kyung Kim carded a 43, Jared Imlay added a 44 and Matt Vorndran had a 77.
Cougars win Hauser Invitational
Trinity Lutheran fired a 345 to win the Hauser Invitational at Clifty Creek.
Henryville edged the host Jets 364-366 for second, while Edinburgh finished fourth with a 401, and Morristown was fifth with a 422. Southwestern (Shelby) and Triton Central left during a rain delay at the beginning of the tournament.
Corey Stuckwisch, who lost in a playoff for medalist honors, led Trinity with an 82. Parker Criswell carded an 86, while Skylar Stahl added an 99, Chad Stuckwisch shot 89 and Clayton Terry had a 92.
Jack Washburn led Hauser with an 83. Cole Morgan carded a 91, while Jon Isbill added a 95, Keenan Owen shot 97 and Nate Hull had a 106.
Zach Pendleton led Edinburgh with a 94. Chris Quillen carded a 96, while Seth Barrett added a 105, Kyle Pendleton shot 106 and Adam Barker had a 108.
Jets split with Panthers
KNIGHTSTOWN — Hauser suffered its first Mid-Hoosier Conference loss in the opener, a 10-5 decision, before bouncing back with a 6-4 non-conference win at Class 2A No. 8 Knightstown.
Nathan Branum went 2 for 4 in the first game and 2 for 3 in the second game to lead the offense for the Jets (7-7, 3-1). Rory Thayer threw a complete-game five-hitter in the second contest.
“The first game was a tough loss for us,” Hauser coach Jerry Schoen said. “Errors dictated that game. To bounce back in the second game, Rory Thayer did a great job on the mound, and we beat a quality team.”
Knights sweep pair from Jets
HOPE — Hauser ran into a buzzsaw in Class 3A No. 3 South Dearborn and fell 10-5 and 5-1 in a doubleheader.
Erynn Shaw hit a home run, and Leslie Sims and Ali Hoover had doubles in the first game. The Jets (9-7) were limited to two hits in the second game — a double by Sidney Giles and a single by Sims.
Eagles win 2 conference matches
NASHVILLE — Brown County pulled out three three-set wins to claim a 4-1 Western Indiana Conference win over Northview, then rolled to a 5-0 WIC victory over Sullivan.
Josie Gray beat Kaysia Reberger 7-6, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, and Whitney Williamson downed Ramey Miller 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 at No. 2 singles for the Eagles against Northview. Sarah Kurdziel and Mary Kate McCann beat Jessica Baker and Hannah Minor 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles, and Corina Greiner and Ashley Pugh downed Shelby Timmerman and Emily Pollard 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 at No. 2 doubles. Elisabeth Huls fell to Ashley Heck 6-3, 7-6 at No. 3 singles.
In the win against Sullivan, Gray beat Abigail Hornbeck, and Williamson downed Mikayla Turner by 6-0, 6-1 scores, and Huls topped Grethen Burkart 6-3, 4-6, (10-5) for Brown County (10-4). McCann and Kurdziel beat Meredith Secrest and Shai Dean 6-1, 6-0, and Greiner and Pugh blanked Kara Mahan and Vanessa Alvarado 6-0, 6-0.
Trinity Lutheran takes fourth
HANOVER — Trinity Lutheran finished fourth in the Southern Indiana Tennis Conference Tournament. Southwestern (Hanover) won, followed by Christian Academy of Indiana, Madison Shawe, Trinity and Milan.
The Cougars fell to Christian Academy 4-1 and beat Milan 3-2. No. 1 singles player Brennyn Pollert had the lone win against Christian Academy.
Trinity (2-10) swept the singles matches against Milan. Pollert at No. 1 singles, Aurora Willman at No. 2 singles and Kelly Adams at No. 3 singles all won in straight sets.