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Two Shelby County golfers miss state finals cut at The Players Club

The high school golf season ended Thursday for Triton Central’s Oliver Gearlds and Morristown’s Asher Caldwell.


Both golfers failed to advance out of the Muncie Central Regional.


Gearlds and Caldwell each shot 12-over-par 48 on the front nine at The Players Club in Muncie. Caldwell finished one shot better than Gearlds on the back nine to post 91. Gearlds shot 92.


The top three finishing teams and the top five low individuals not on an advancing team qualified for the State Finals next week at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel.


Hamilton Southeastern was crowned regional champion after posting a team score of 296. Cathedral (301) and Fishers (313) also advanced.


Cathedral’s Ryan Ford was the regional champion with a round of 4-under par 68.


The individuals that qualified for the two-day state finals tournament that starts Tuesday were Bellmont’s Winston Brown (68), Mount Vernon’s Sam McWilliams (69), New Castle’s Dillon Bergum (70) and Derek Tabor (72), and Tipton’s Maverick Conaway (75).