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TC's Gearlds advances to regional with medalist honor at Greenfield-Central Sectional

Oliver Gearlds wants to close out his Triton Central golfing career at the state championship tournament. The Indiana University Kokomo commit took the first step toward making that happen Monday by winning the sectional title at the Greenfield-Central Sectional.

Playing at Hawk’s Tail Golf Course in Greenfield, a course Gearlds (photo) knows well, the recent TC graduate played the front nine in 2-over par 38 and shot even par on the back nine to post a 74 which bested the 11-team field.

Gearlds, Shenandoah’s Bryce Craig (79) and Tri’s Gracen Huffman (81) advanced to the Muncie Central Regional along with the top three finishing teams – Greenfield-Central (319), Mt. Vernon (324) and New Palestine (341).

Triton Central finished seventh in the team standings with a 372. Following Gearlds on the scorecard were Chase Chandler (96), Derreck Uhls (98), Maxwell Ray (104) and Garrett Eberhardt (112).

Regional Preview

Gearlds and the Shelbyville Golden Bears will compete in regional tournaments Thursday.

Gearlds heads northeast to the Muncie Central Regional that will be contested at The Players Club. He will have to post one of the top two low scores from golfers not on an advancing team to qualify for the State Finals on June 13-14 at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel.

The Muncie Central Regional features the qualifiers from sectionals hosted by Norwell, Indianapolis Cathedral, Noblesville, Monroe Central and Greenfield-Central.



Shelbyville finished third Friday at the Greensburg Sectional to earn a regional berth. The fivesome of Eli Baker (84), Jake Garrison (73), Brock Wischmeyer (83), DaMiles McDuffey (86) and Logan Reinhart (89) all shot below 90 to get the Golden Bears the final qualifying spot behind Columbus North and Columbus East.

Shelbyville will compete Thursday in the Providence Regional played at Champions Pointe Golf Club in Henryville. Another top-three finish will be needed to advance to the State Finals.

The Providence Regional features the qualifiers from sectionals hosted by Franklin, Richmond, Greensburg, Madison and Providence.

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