By Will Willems
With more than half of the field ranked in the top-20 in the state, the Zionsville golf team knew Monday, May 13’s Hoosier Crossroads Conference Tournament was going to be a tough test.
And despite not playing their best golf of the season, the Eagles showed they will be contenders when the postseason rolls around.
Zionsville shot a team-score of 315 to finish in a three-way tie for second place.
“The golf course was brutal today,” Zionsville head coach Steve Simmons said. “That is some of the thickest rough I have seen and the greens and fairways were really fast. We had a pretty good start, but we started to get down on ourselves a little bit on the second half of the front nine because we weren’t making things happen. Once they started hearing some of the scores and knew they were in it, they started playing better.”
Avon, ranked second in the state, placed first with a 309. Zionsville - ranked 13th, No. 3 Hamilton Southeastern and No. 4 Westfield all shot a 315.
Avon’s Keegan McKinney was the individual medalist, shooting a 72 — one shot better than Zionsville’s Adam Wood.
“Avon really beat us because of their top two kids,” Simmons said. “They had two guys shoot really well, shooting a 72 and a 74, and the rest were in the 80s.”
Wood earned All-HCC honors with his secondplace finish, as did Trent Pancake, who shot a 79.
See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.