2000 IHSAA BOYS GOLF STATE FINALS

June 14-15, 2000

Prestwick Country Club, Avon

Evansville North wins

first IHSAA boys golf title

Shooting a final-round 305, Evansville North won its first championship June 15, 2000 in the 64th IHSAA Boys Golf State Finals at Prestwick Country Club in Avon.

Led by a 147 from senior Jason Jones, the top-ranked Huskies fired a 36-hole total of 608 to finish nine strokes ahead of runner-up Carmel. Zionsville was third at 624, followed by Marion (326), Center Grove (328) and Lafayette Jefferson (328).

The individual title was claimed by Mike Schumaker of Columbia City. The senior followed a first-round 73 with a 71 to finish at even-par 144. Jones of Evansville North was second, followed by Kevin Wiseman of South Bend Riley at 148.

It was the first IHSAA boys golf state championship for an Evansville school and only the second by a Southern Indiana school in the past 35 years. Overall itís the second state championship for Evansville North, the other coming in boys basketball in 1967.

Other scores for the victorious Huskies were: junior Jeff Overton 77-77-154, senior Kyle Brinker 77-78-155, senior Mike Birkenfeld 75-81-156 and senior Zach Smith 81-77-158. Evansville Northís 36-hole team score of 608 is the fifth lowest in tournament history. In the 14 years the tournament has been conducted at Prestwick, the score ranks second only to Noblesvilleís record-setting 599 in 1998.

Evansville North took a six-stroke lead over Crown Point into the second round, which didnít begin until 2:30. The first round, which had been suspended Wednesday after heavy rains made the Prestwick layout unplayable, ended at 1:15 p.m. The second round was played via a shotgun start with a foursome on every hole that allowed for the tournament to finish just ahead of darkness.

The original field of 21 teams was cut to 13 after the first round. Additionally, 15 players from non-advancing teams also qualified for the second round.

After a stormy day on Wednesday, second-day conditions were ideal. The day saw a high temperature in the low 80s with sunny skies, low humidity and a light breeze. The par-72 course played at 6,700 yards for the second round.

 

Schumaker named IHSAA

Mental Attitude Award Recipient

Mike Schumaker of Columbia City was named the 2000 recipient of the Fred A. Keesling Mental Attitude Award by the IHSAA Executive Committee.

The four-year varsity performer became the first player from Columbia City to win individual medalist honors with an even-par 144. He was a four-time All-Northeast Indiana Conference selection in golf and also a four-year performer in basketball.

Academically, Schumaker ranked second in his senior class of 224 students. He is a member of the National Honor Society and will attend Northwestern University.

Farm Bureau Insurance, the corporate partner of the IHSAA, presented a $1,000 scholarship to Columbia City High School in the name of Schumaker.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Player

School

First Round

Second Round

Total

Mike Schumaker

Columbia City

73

71

144

Jason Jones

Evansville North

74

73

147

Kevin Wiseman

South Bend Riley

73

75

148

Kyle Bush

Carmel

75

75

150

Mike Payne

Terre Haute North

76

74

150

Justin Wenger

Warren Central

73

77

150

Todd Chin

Marion

75

76

151

Chad Cooper

Lafayette Jefferson

75

76

151

Michael Everson

Center Grove

77

74

151

Drew Shafer

Tippecanoe Valley

76

75

151

Jason Buffone

Lake Central

78

74

152

Rob Davidge

Culver Military

74

78

152

Rob Stochel

Andrean

78

74

152

Eugene Milner

Culver Military

73

80

153

Jeremy Sims

Carmel

77

76

153

Tony Daniels

Bloomington South

80

74

154

Aaron Marks

Carmel

78

76

154

Jeff Overton

Evansville North

77

77

154

Kyle Brinker

Evansville North

77

78

155

Garrett Cook

Southmont

80

75

155

Robbie Ivey

Floyd Central

76

79

155

Adam Smith

Zionsville

75

80

155

TEAM SCORES

*Did not qualify for second round play

School

First Round

Second Round

Total

Evansville North

303

305

608

Carmel

310

307

617

Zionsville

311

313

624

Marion

318

308

626

Center Grove

316

312

628

Lafayette Jefferson

317

311

628

Culver Military

310

319

629

Floyd Central

313

320

633

Bloomington South

320

314

634

Crown Point

309

325

634

Southmont

316

322

638

Terre Haute North

322

317

639

Kokomo

320

323

643

Seymour

324*

--

 

Northview

326*

--

 

Tippecanoe Valley

327*

--

 

Mishawaka Marian

328*

--

 

Yorktown

333*

--

 

Pike

334*

--

 

Andrean

334*

--

 

Goshen

338*

--

 

 

INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS

Players in the second round from a non-advancing team

Class year indicated in parentheses

Player

School

Round 1

Round 2

Total

Matt Bredenkamp (12)

Castle

86

--

 

Jason Buffone (11)

Lake Central

78

74

152

Kyle Cunningham (11)

Mississinewa

82

--

 

Adam Darrow (12)

South Bend Clay

81

--

 

Craig Eckerle (11)

Pike

77

87

164

Isaac Eliason (12)

Anderson Highland

82

--

 

Jason Feldmeyer (12)

Southridge

91

--

 

Gavin Ferlic (12)

Mishawaka Marian

78

80

158

Adam Gifford (9)

Plymouth

83

--

 

Bud Graessle (11)

Seymour

76

80

156

Chris Hale (12)

Madison

80

--

 

Aaron Harrell (10)

Bedford North Lawrence

85

--

 

Mark Hirleman (11)

West Lafayette

85

--

 

Joe Johnston (10)

Warren Central

87

--

 

Donald Kennedy (12)

Evansville Reitz

78

84

162

Adam Klecz (10)

Rossville

80

--

 

Andy Martin (11)

Tippecanoe Valley

78

86

164

Ryan Messner (12)

Benton Central

82

--

 

Dan Neal (12)

Martinsville

80

--

 

Sean Phillips (11)

Columbus East

83

--

 

Lance Scholl (11)

New Castle

78

79

157

Blake Schepman (11)

Seymour

77

83

160

Mike Schumaker (12)

Columbia City

73

71

144

Drew Shafer (11)

Tippecanoe Valley

76

75

151

Rob Stochel (12)

Andrean

78

74

152

Aaron Turner (10)

Warsaw

78

85

163

Justin Wenger (10)

Warren Central

73

77

150

Kevin Wiseman (11)

South Bend Riley

73

75

148

Kevin Wolfe (11)

Northview

79

80

159

TEAM SCORING

   

Round 1

Round 2

Total

BLOOMINGTON SOUTH

 

320

314

634

 

Tony Daniels (11)

80

74

154

 

Aaron Walters (11)

81

80

161

 

Chris Crouch (12)

80

81

161

 

Jordan Tabereaux (11)

85

79

164

 

Joe Miller (10)

79

84

163

CARMEL

 

310

307

617

 

Aaron Marks (12)

78

76

154

 

Kyle Bush (10)

75

75

150

 

Jeremy Sims (12)

77

76

153

 

Jeff Grant (12)

80

86

166

 

Matt Fraiz (12)

80

80

160

CENTER GROVE

 

316

312

628

 

Jeff Konopka (12)

80

81

161

 

Michael Everson (11)

77

74

151

 

Adam Vandoski (9)

83

74

157

 

Andrew Kaler (9)

79

84

163

 

Ryan Smith (9)

80

83

163

CROWN POINT

 

309

325

634

 

Eric Peschke (11)

77

80

157

 

Grayson Fenwick (12)

78

90

168

 

David Yates (12)

75

82

157

 

Nate Szymczak (11)

79

82

161

 

Jared Hays (12)

91

81

172

CULVER MILITARY

 

310

319

629

 

Herbie Champlin (10)

79

78

157

 

Rob Davidge (10)

74

78

152

 

Eugene Milner (11)

73

80

153

 

Chris Koenig (11)

86

85

171

 

Sebastian Quinn (11)

84

83

167

EVANSVILLE NORTH

 

303

305

608

 

Jason Jones (12)

74

73

147

 

Jeff Overton (11)

77

77

154

 

Kyle Brinker (12)

77

78

155

 

Zach Smith (12)

81

77

158

 

Mike Birkenfeld (12)

75

81

156

FLOYD CENTRAL

 

313

320

633

 

Robbie Ivey (11)

76

79

155

 

Aaron Fields (12)

76

82

158

 

B.J. Pierce (11)

76

81

157

 

Ryan Waiz (12)

85

78

163

 

Brad Getrost (10)/Brandon Chin

86

89

175

 

KOKOMO

 

320

323

643

 

Ryder Underwood (12)/ Pete Thatcher

85

84

169

 

Patrick Humphrey (11)

76

81

157

 

Jeffrey Moulder (10)

82

76

158

 

Chad Taflinger (11)

87

84

171

 

Brock Miller (11)

77

82

159

LAFAYETTE JEFFERSON

 

317

311

628

 

Richie Belange (12)

83

76

159

 

Will Lundstrom (11)

81

76

157

 

Chad Cooper (11)

75

76

151

 

Kyle Matson (10)

78

91

170

 

Josh Culverhouse (12)

85

83

168

MARION

 

318

308

626

 

Todd Chin (12)

75

76

151

 

Tony Cascino (12)

80

77

157

 

Matt Varner (12)

80

80

160

 

Phil Dodyk (12)

83

75

158

 

Andy Varner (10)

83

83

166

SOUTHMONT

 

316

322

638

 

Garrett Cook (12)

80

75

155

 

Jake Sandusky (12)

79

82

161

 

Caleb Selby (12)

79

85

164

 

Elliot Vice (10)

84

81

165

 

Travis French (11)

78

84

162

TERRE HAUTE NORTH

 

322

317

639

 

Mike Payne (12)

76

74

150

 

Nate Baugh (11)

83

91

174

 

Kyle Miller (11)

82

80

162

 

Stewart Johnson (9)

81

82

163

 

Matt Cole (12)

85

81

166

ZIONSVILLE

 

311

313

624

 

Scott Simpson (12)

77

81

158

 

Adam Smith (11)

75

80

155

 

Tad Sacheck (9)

82

74

156

 

David Kelvin (10)

77

79

156

 

Ryan Evans (12)

83

80

163