Titans place fourth at York

By Voice Staff - April 20, 2017

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Courtesy of Norris Public Schools

Grant Oden medaled at York.


YORK – The Norris boys golf team finished fourth out of 13 teams at the York Invite last Thursday at the York Country Club.


The Titans finished with a 356, which trailed York (306), Aurora (338) and Lincoln Pius X (350), but was ahead of Northwest (358) and Lincoln Christian (359).


“We had a pretty good day at the York Invite,” Norris head coach Greg Rettelle said.


Grant Oden earned his first varsity medal with a 12th-place finish after shooting an 81.


“His 81 actually was tied for ninth but with a scorecard playoff he received the 12th-place medal,” Rettelle said.  “He was playing extremely well on his back nine - he was only 1 over after the sixth hole of his back nine. Then he had an errant tee shot on the par 3 No. 16 hole, which led to a two-putt bogey.


“On the next hole, the infamous No. 17,  he had a three-putt bogey to take him to +3 on his back nine.  Then an errant tee shot to the right took him into the trees where he had to punch back out into the fairway. He followed that with a nice shot into the very fast 18th green and left himself with a fairly long putt to try to make par. His par putt slipped past the hole  a bit farther than he would have liked, leaving a short, breaking putt to try to salvage bogey. He just missed and then tapped in for a double bogey on his last hole.”


Logan Zimmer came in next at 89.


“Logan played a great first nine by shooting a 41 on the back nine at York,” Rettelle said. “He ran into a couple of holes on the back that gave him some trouble, but the 89 was a good round on a challenging course he had never seen before.”


Tristan Bade finished with a 90.


“He had set a personal goal of wanting to break 90 for the tournament, and if not for a bogey on his last hole, he would have accomplished his goal,” Rettelle said.


Carson Ellerbrake had a 96.


“Carson is being nagged by a shoulder injury, but he played some really good golf today – just not as consistent as he/we would like,” Rettelle said.


Ty Hays rounded out the scoring with a 100.


“Ty  was playing really well, striking the ball well, and then on the par 3, No. 11 he ran into some difficulty,” Rettele said. “Sometimes you just run into a hole, and your swing just seems to leave you for a few minutes and that’s what happened to Ty. In spite of that he played a really good round today.”






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