Boys’ Golf Team Wins Fourth Straight CIC Championship

Posted on May 17, 2015 in Boy's Golf, Spring Sports
Junior Cody White

Junior Cody White

The Oak Hill boys’ golf team put together another solid round on a challenging golf course during Saturday’s Central Indiana Conference Meet at the Marion Elks Country Club.

The Eagles fired a team score of 310 to win their fourth straight conference championship. The Eagles beat second-place Blackford by 35 strokes.

“We have had good scores on two legit golf courses,” Oak Hill coach Gerry Conway said. “We had a 311 at Honeywell and now we had a 310 here. The greens were difficult today, but we knew going into the meet that they were going to be difficult. We knew that we would have to be on our game.”

Frankton placed third with a 353 and Mississinewa was fourth with a 371. Madison-Grant was fifth with a 405 and Eastbrook was sixth with a 413. Alexandria was seventh with a 428.

Four Eagles were named all-conference. Junior Cody White won medalist honors for the second time in his high school career after his 3-under-par 69 on Saturday. White had a 33 on the front nine and 36 on the back nine. White had his score down to 4-under-par a couple of times on the back nine.

White had back-to-back birdies on Nos. 4 and 5 to get to 2-under par. He then birdied No. 7 to get to 3-under-par. White got to 4-under-par with a birdie on No. 10, but bogeyed No. 11 to get back to 3-under-par. White birdied No. 12 to get back to 4-under-par and remained there until a bogey on No. 17.

White also won the CIC his freshman year. He took runner-up to teammate Brayton Swan last year. On Saturday, White won medalist honors by six strokes over Matt Ginder from Frankton.

“I hit the ball well on the front nine,” White said. “I missed some putts early on Nos. 1 and 3 from about six or seven feet away that frustrated me a bit, but I was happy with the way I played the front nine. I was a little upset with my back nine, but it was all right.”

White played the par 5’s at 4-under-par.

“I played the par 5’s well today,” White said.

White was joined by three other teammates on the all-conference team. Senior Michael Law and junior Brayton Swan both had 79s to be named all-conference. Junior Braden Renbarger had an 83 to take seventh and be named all conference.

Renbarger, Oak Hill’s Adam McDivitt and Eastbrook’s Joseph Kerschner all finished with 83s. There had to be a tiebreaker of the best score on the top handicap hole to figure out the final two all-conference spots. Renbarger and Kerschner gained those final two first-team spots.

McDivitt placed ninth and was named second team all conference.

“I wish we would have been able to get all five on the all conference team, but having four is still really good,” Conway said. “I was really proud of their performance. They did a great job.”

Joining McDivitt on the second-team all conference squad were Mississinewa’s Payton Summit with an 88, Mississinewa’s Trevor Wesling with a 93, Madison-Grant’s Zack Meisner with a 94, and Mississinewa’s Josh Dakin with a 95.

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