Zionsville took home top honors in the 2004 IHSAA Boys Golf Tournament at the Legends of Indiana Golf Course in Franklin on Thursday, June 17.The event began on Tuesday and was hampered by rain and lightning throughout the first two rounds of play, pushing the conclusion back to that date, but it had little effect on the Eagles who turned in a 593 total to enjoy a seven stroke win over runner-up Richmond.


The 593 total was the third lowest score in tournament history, behind Richmondís 587 in 2003 and Mishawaka Marianís 589 in 2001, both scores posted at the Legends of Indiana Golf Course.


James Sacheck (12) led Zionsville, and captured medalist honors for the tournament, with rounds of 68-21-140.Teammate Chris Kline (12) added a 73-76-149.Bryan Brackemyre (11) chipped in with a 76-77-153.Brandon Thacker (10) came home in 75-76-151.Tom Eline (11) contributed rounds of 82-93-175.


Over the course of the three-days, Sacheck fired nine birdies, with only five bogeys, to edge out Chris Baker (12) of Brownstown Central (72-69-141).Andy Winings (11), Franklin, finished third in the individual chase (69-73-142).Kevin Sasena (11), Columbus North (72-72-144) and Peter Schrum (12), Hammond Bishop Noll (74-70), tied for fourth.


For the Eagles, it was their second state title in the last three years, having defeated Richmond (599-607) in 2002.For Richmond, led by Ben Lakoff (11) with rounds of 73-73-146, it was their fourth time with a second-place finish (1936, 1973, 2002).


Jon Clevenger (11) of Warsaw had a hole-in-one on the 13th hole in the opening round on Tuesday.


Complete team and individual scoring is on the web at 2004 IHSAA Boys Golf Tournament.






Chris Baker of Brownstown Central was named winner of the 2003 Fred A. Keesling Mental Attitude Award in golf during the annual state tournament conducted at the Legends of Indiana Golf Course on June 15-16-17, 2004.


The award is presented annually to an outstanding senior in the boys golf state tournament, the recipient of which was nominated by his principal and coach, has demonstrated excellence in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability in golf.The award is named in honor of the late Fred A. Keesling, the longtime IHSAA Boys Golf Tournament Director.


Chris finished second in individual scoring (72-69-141).He was third in medalist scoring in the Bedford Sectional and first at Seymour in regional play.In 2003, he set the state finals record for 36 holes with rounds of 68-67-135.He also is a former member of the Bravesí tennis team.


Academically, Chris ranks No. 1 in his Senior class and is a member of the National Honor Society.He is also active in the Student Council, German Club, Spanish Club, Lettermenís Club and Boosterís Club.He plans to study Business at Iowa State.


He has performed volunteer work for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Fuzzy Zoellerís Charities for Children and Natural Helpers.


Chris is the son of Becky and Jim Baker of Brownstown.


He becomes the second player from Brownstown Central to capture the award in golf, joining Joshua Brewer, who garnered the honor in 1994.


Farm Bureau Insurance, corporate partner of all IHSAA tournaments, presented a check for $1,000.00 to Brownstown Central High School in the name of Chris Baker.