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Golf season ends at regionals for six local golfers

All six Shelby County golfers failed to break 80 in Thursday’s regional tournaments bringing an end to the local high school sports season.

Shelbyville carded a team score of 342 at Champions Pointe in Henryville to finish 10th in the Providence Regional.

The top three teams advanced to the State Finals. They were Center Grove (292), Floyd Central (300) and Columbus North (303).

The top two low individuals not on an advancing team also moved on to the state championship tournament. They were Providence’s Baline Beckort (70), the regional medalist, and Borden’s A.J. Agnew (72).

Eli Baker (photo), a senior, led Shelbyville with a 9-over par score of 82 (41-41). DaMiles McDuffey (43-43) and Jake Garrison (44-42) each shot 86. Brock Wischmeyer followed at 88 (44-44) and Logan Reinhart posted 107 (50-57).

Triton Central’s Oliver Gearlds did not make the cut at the Muncie Central Regional.

At the Players Club Thursday, Hamilton Southeastern (289), Tipton (303) and Noblesville (306) advanced to the State Finals. Individually, Eastbrook’s Aaron Fulda and Chatard’s Will Pruitt each shot 75 to advance.

Hamilton Southeastern’s Mattingly Upchurch was the regional medalist after defeating Tipton’s Maverick Conaway in a playoff after each shot 70.

Gearlds started well, playing the front nine in 39 but could not go lower on the back nine and carded an 8-over par 80 in his final high school tournament.

Gearlds will play collegiately at Indiana University Kokomo.

The State Finals are Tuesday and Wednesday at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel.

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