With five teams ranked in the top-15 in the state, the Zionsville boys golf sectional was the toughest in the state.
The fourth-ranked Eagle squad had no problems getting through the challenge, shooting a 289 on June 9 to advance to June 12's regional.
"I am absolutely elated with the way we played," Zionsville head coach Steve Simmons said. "Our goal starting the day was to be at 300 or lower. To shoot 11 shots lower, with absolute perfect conditions, it was a great day."
Zionsville placed second in the tournament, one shot behind champion No. 5 Carmel. Third-ranked Westfield was the third and final advancing team, shooting a 306.
The team title came down to the final two holes.
With two holes to go, Carmel held a one shot lead over the Eagles.
On the par-3 17th, the Eagles' Adam Wood nearly hit a hole-in-one, hitting his shots mere inches from the cup. He tapped in for birdie to pull the Eagles even.
But on the final hole, Wood parred, while Carmel's Jake Brown made roughly a 20-foot putt that clinched the sectional title.
For more of this story, read the June 11 edition of the Times Sentinel.