Indiana High School Athletic Association

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Blake Ress, Commissioner


June 15, 2005


Warsaw Wins First IHSAA Boys Golf Championship

Coach Ben Barkey’s Warsaw Tigers were steady under windy conditions to earn their first-ever title with a seven-stroke victory over runner-up Noblesville in the 69th Annual IHSAA Boys Golf Tournament at The Legends of Indiana Golf Course in Franklin.  Warsaw entered Wednesday’s final round in third place three strokes back, but the Tigers charged past round one co-leaders Leo and Richmond with a 310 in the final round to finish with a 613 total.


Warsaw sophomore Grant Slater paced the Tigers with a third-place finish in Wednesday’s field of 55 golfers with 73-75-148.  Senior Jake Brodhead tied for eighth with 77-76-153, senior Chris Hanson shot 77-82-159, sophomore Tad Nieter had 85-77-162, and senior Jon Clevenger came in with 76-88-164.


Noblesville fired Wednesday’s second-best score with a 316 to move from a tie for fourth heading into the round to second place overall with a 304-316-620.  Junior Michael Collins finished seventh individually to lead the Millers with 71-80-151.


Last year’s state runner-up Richmond, led by senior Ben Lakoff’s 69-81-150, was third with 300-324-624. Finals first-timer Leo and top-ranked Floyd Central tied for fourth with 627 scores.  Leo senior Justin Hueber finished second individually with 69-77-146.


Madison junior Christian Poling became the Cubs’ second medalist with a five-stroke victory over Hueber.  Poling joins Madison’s Mike Kemper (1991) as the only medallists in school history.  Poling shot a three-under par 141 on the par-72, 6,736-yard layout with a 69 on Tuesday and a 72 on Wednesday.  His total of 141 is tied for fourth all-time along with Kemper and two others.


Brownsburg senior Andy Winings tied Warsaw’s Slater for third with 73-75-148, while Knightstown junior Ross Cosat tied Lakoff for fifth with 73-77-150.


§     Final Team Standings


§     Final Individual Standings


Leo’s Justin Hueber Wins Fred A. Keesling Mental Attitude Award

Senior Justin Hueber of Leo High School is the 2005 recipient of the Fred A. Keesling Mental Attitude Award presented following Wednesday’s final round of the 69th annual IHSAA Boys Golf Championship at The Legends of Indiana Golf Course in Franklin.  Hueber finished second individually in the field of 135 golfers with a 69-77-146 total, helping coach Paul Newberg’s Lions tie for fourth in their first-ever team appearance at the IHSAA Finals.


Hueber is a 2005 all-state performer who was the first player in Leo history to compete at the state finals when he earned an individual berth in 2004.  He tied the school record with a 69 this season, setting the school mark for season scoring average.  He is a four-time all-conference performer who was medalist at the 2005 Allen County Athletic Conference (ACAC) Tournament.  The versatile Hueber also competed in basketball and track at Leo, earning MVP honors at the ACAC Basketball Tournament.


In the classroom, Hueber graduated 25th in his senior class with an Academic Honors diploma.  The National Honor Society student is active in the school’s Students Sharing Hearts Club and as a peer tutor.


“Justin gives of himself to help others,” says Leo principal Mark Daniel.  “Numerous times I’ve seen him extend a helping hand to those who need a kind word or assistance.  He is an outstanding student and he understands and maintains a genuine sensitivity and caring for others.”


In the community, he is a Coffee House volunteer who has gone on several mission trips for his church.


Leo High School received a $1,000 scholarship in Hueber’s name from Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the IHSAA’s corporate partner.  The award is named in honor of the late Fred A. Keesling, the longtime IHSAA Boys Golf Tournament director.


Hueber will attend the University of Indianapolis as a pre-med major on an academic and athletic scholarship.