The Washington Times-Herald

May 16, 2014

Hatchets fall to Lincoln

Staff Reports
The Washington Times-Herald

---- — VINCENNES — The Washington boys golf team lost a match to Vincennes Lincoln Tuesday night at the Country Club of Old Vincennes. The Hatchets (45-11) had a balanced team effort, but weren’t able to match the hot shooting of the Alices.

“The Alices fired an impressive team score of 153 which was 10 shots better than the 163 shot by the Hatchets,” said Washington coach Bill Ricke said. “Vincennes played well on their home course. There were many difficult pin placements today and Vincennes simply putted better than we did today, congratulations to them. Our score of 163 is certainly higher than we would have liked, but all in all it was not a terrible score today. We know we can shoot much better than this on this course and will be prepared to do so when sectional arrives.”

Tyler Stoll led the way for Washington in the losing effort, but Ricke feels the team is improving as they head towards the sectional.

“Senior Tyler Stoll fired a round of 39 to lead the Hatchets,” Ricke said. “Tyler got some things worked out today on the front nine of this course that he has been trying to improve on from a strategical standpoint. That is good news for us going into sectional. Connor Brown fired a 40 and was steady in his round with the exception of one double bogey. Clay Hatton shot a 42 along with Freshman Matthew Stephens and classmate Max Lancaster. Clay just had a day where he really never got comfortable with his ball striking or short game. He will simply forget about it and move forward and will be fine. Matthew played a very solid round on the other hand. His ball striking and short game was very good and his enjoyment of competition was evident throughout his round. Matthew is capable of having a very nice golf career for us if he devotes some off season time to his game. Max had a double and a triple bogey today, which stopped him from having a pretty good score. Freshman Reid Neff also played well today and shot a round of 44. While 44 is not a great score on the par 35 course, he had a score of 10 on the par 5, 7th hole. So Reid played eight holes very well and his overall effort was good. Cam Lancaster also played in the match and shot 44.”

Washington play Saturday in the Big 8 Conference Tournament at the Boonville Country Club.