In a nine team field at the New Castle Invitational held at Westwood Country Club, the Brown County Eagles shot a 378 to finish fifth. New Castle won the tournament, nipping Providence by one stroke. The Eagles’ Parker VanNess defended his individual title from last year, firing a two over par 72 and outdistancing his nearest competitor by four strokes.
Playing in a pairing that included New Castle, a conference champion and top 20 team, and Providence, one of the better teams in the southern part of the state, enabled VanNess and the other Eagles to see some quality golf first hand.
Senior Ben Rygiel had another solid round with a 94. Unfortunately, no other Eagles was able to break 100. Other BCHS scores: Curtis Lookebill 106, Brendon Asher 106, and Peyton Proctor 113.
Brown County travels to Timbergate Monday, May 21, to compete in a three way match with Edinburgh and Morristown. Tuesday, May 22, the Eagles host Whiteland, and then travel to Cascades Golf Course Thursday, May 24, to face Edgewood.
Senior Night is slated for Tuesday, May 29, following the dual match with Morristown.