Zionsville Times Sentinel

April 10, 2013

Wood earns medalist honors

Eagles place 6th in loaded invite

By Will Willems
Sports Editor

Peru — The seventh-ranked Zionsville boys golf team knew they had a tough challenge Saturday, April 6, when they played in the Hall of Fame Invitational at Rock Hollow Golf Course in Peru.

Six of the 18 teams participating were ranked in the top 10 — including top-ranked Columbus North, second-ranked Evansville Memorial and third-ranked Floyd Central.

The Eagles didn’t play quite as well as they wanted to but still placed sixth with a team score of 332. Columbus North won with a team score of 310.

“We certainly were among the majority of teams in not having a lot of practice time,” Zionsville head coach Steve Simmons said. “We were hoping for a 319, and if we got that I would have been happy no matter where we placed. But this meet doesn’t really tell you a whole lot other than giving you some things to work on.”

One bright spot was the strong play of junior Adam Wood.

Wood was the only player under par on the day, finishing with a 2-under 70 to win by five shots. Wood became the first player in the 18-year history of the event to win medalist honors in back-to-back years.

“It is a really nice accomplishment for him,” Simmons said. “He was very steady all day. His ball striking was good; he hit all but one fairway and only missed three greens. He gave himself a lot of chances for birdies and put a lot of pressure on the other players. I am very happy for him.”

See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.