Boys Golf Team Remains Undefeated

Posted on May 10, 2015 in Boy's Golf, Spring Sports
Junior Brayton Swan

Junior Brayton Swan

The Oak Hill boys’ golf team might have remained undefeated on Thursday, but the Eagles know they are still not playing their best golf.

Oak Hill moved to 8-0 in dual and triangular meets after Thursday’s 153-179 victory over Frankton at Arbor Trace Golf Course. Juniors Cody White and Brayton Swan were co-medalists with even-par rounds of 36. But improvement continues to be key if the Eagles want to reach their postseason aspirations of playing in the IHSAA state finals for the first time in program history.

“A 153 is a respectable score, but we need to continue to be getting better if we want to reach our ultimate goal of playing in the state,” Oak Hill coach Gerry Conway said.

White and Swan both agreed with Conway. The Eagles were able to shoot a school record 141 during a nine-hole match against Madison-Grant earlier this season, but other than that round, White said the Eagles haven’t played to their potential.

“We are still not where we need to be as a team,” White said. “Other than that 141 that we had, we have not had a good round all year, so we still have a lot of work on.”

Swan agreed with his teammate.

“We still have a lot of work to do and a long way to go,” Swan said.

Swan and White nearly had identical rounds en route to taking co-medalist honors on Thursday. White’s even-par round of 36 included three pars, three bogeys and three birdies. Swan’s even-par round also had three pars, three bogeys and three birdies.

White had a tough start to the round with bogeys on Nos. 1 and 2. The 2014 state finalist got back to even par with birdies on the par-4, No. 4 hole and the par-5 No. 5 hole. White then got to 1-under-par after a birdie on the par-3 No. 8 hole. White bogeyed the par-4, No. 9 hole to finish at even par.

“I didn’t hit the ball well and didn’t hit any fairways,” White said. “I only hit five greens and I average hitting about seven or eight greens. I didn’t hit the ball well but I still managed to get even par.”

Swan had birdies on the Nos. 4, 5 and 7 holes. He rolled in a putt to save par on No. 9. Swan finished with 11 putts on his round.

“I had to scramble to get some saves,” Swan said. “I didn’t hit a lot of greens, but when I did hit greens I putted well.”

The 36 is a season-low round for Swan. His previous low was a 37 against Mississinewa on April 30.

“I was happy for Brayton but he had not been playing so well so far this season,” Conway said. “Cody had an OK round, but he had a couple of bogeys in there I know that he didn’t like.”

After the two co-medalist rounds, Braden Renbarger had a 40, Michael Law had a 41 and Adam McDivitt had a 45 for the Eagles.

Ethan Gallaway had the low round in the JV match with a 42.

Oak Hill plays in the Northfield Invitational on Saturday at Honeywell Golf Course in Wabash.

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