MONTGOMERY — The Washington Hatchets played hosts to 14 other schools for the annual Washington Invitations, hosted by Country Oaks. Washington finished fifth with a team score of 326.
“Max Nickless (Course Superintendent) and his staff did a great job preparing the golf course and many of the visiting team’s coaches and players commented on the course conditions,” said Washington coach Bill Ricke.
Evansville North won the event with a team score of 300 followed by Castle with a 303. Those were two very good team scores. Though the course was not set up at Regional length, these teams did an outstanding job nonetheless. Evansville Central’s Dylan Meyer was medalist with a 2-under par score of 70. With the win, Dylan completed his 2nd consecutive season of being undefeated during the regular season in any dual match or weekend tournaments.
“Clay Hatton posted his best 18-hole round of his career today with a 4 over par 76. Clay had a very good week of competition, he played well in all 3 of our 18 hole matches and that should bolster his confidence. He was paired with Dylan Meyer today and competed very well against on of the state’s best players,” said Ricke. “Connor Brown also had a good round today and shot 81. Max Lancaster shot 84 and Tyler Stoll 85 to complete the 326 team score. Cam Lancaster shot 89.”
We had a busy stretch this week playing three 18 hole events in four days. That will prove to be very beneficial for the kids coming into the Sectional next Friday at Vincennes. Teamwise today, we got off to a pretty shaky start and that was too much to overcome with teams that shoot 300. The Hatchets completed one of their best seasons in many years finishing with a final overall regular season record of 59-17 which gives them a winning percentage over 77 percent. The post season begins with the Sectional next Friday at 9 am at the Country Club of Old Vincennes.