LEO-CEDARVILLE – Tyler Green didn’t come into the Leo Golf Invitational on Saturday looking for any individual honors.
But he became the latest Columbia City golfer to add his name to the tournament’s medalist list.
Green’s 73 was the top individual score at the invitational at Cedar Creek. Bishop Dwenger, ranked No. 10, won its second straight team title with a 315.
I was coming here hoping to do well as a team and not worried about individually, Green said. Whatever happens, happens as an individual. I am proud of our team.
We came in fourth, which was a lot better than last year.
Green joined former Columbia City golfers Mike Schumaker (three titles in a row, 1997-99) and Tyler Gay (two in a row, 2003-04) as Eagles’ medalists at the 16-year-old invitational.
Mike Schumaker is a really good player, and I hope to follow in his footsteps, Green said.
Green’s victory ended Concordia’s two-year medalist streak. Concordia’s Bobby Wray won in 2011 and Dan Wert won last year.
Green shot a 36 on the front nine and a 37 on the back side.
I just came into the tournament telling myself I wanted to play against the golf course and not against my opponents, Green said.
Heritage’s Nick Bienz was second with a 74, including the only nine under par with a 1-under 34 on the back nine. Teammate Carter Dornseif shot a 75.
Spencer Gillig led the Saints with a 75.
We have had a pretty consistent team all year, Gillig said. The young guys have stepped up a lot, and they have been striking the ball really well. It’s been a good year.
Dwenger’s Pat Allgeier shot a 79, Casey Cooney 80, Drake Eifert 82 and Jake Leonard 88.
We are pretty good this year, and we were good last year, Gillig said winning the team title again. It tells us we can compete with all the good teams out there, and we have kids who are stepping up. It has been great.
The Saints were one of the final groups to come into the clubhouse and had to deal with the changing weather that went from an overcast, windy day to a steady rain and increased wind that changed the course conditions.
You look at the course a lot different, Gillig said. You have to play the wind a lot more, and it is gusting. It is a lot harder out there, no doubt about it. Other than that, it was a great day to play golf.
Dwenger had a 156 on the front nine when Gillig and Cooney had 37s, Allgeier 39, Eifert 43 and Leonard 45. The top four scores are counted toward the team score.
Homestead was second with a 317. The Spartans were led by Chris Eigner’s 76. Also for Homestead, Gunnar Smith and Nick Kock had an 80, Sam Kuntz 81 and Grant Jagger 83. Carroll came in third with a 320. The Chargers were led by Stephen Shupert and Mason Miller, who each shot a 79.