Lebanon boys' golf team headed to State!

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The Lebanon boys’ golf team placed second in the Class 4 Sectional 2 on Monday in Pleasant Hill to advance to the state tournament. Pictured from left are head coach Rod Sullens, Hayden Brogdon, Tryn Titus, Cooper Hess, Jack Ehrhardt and Tyler Ivey.

By: 
ALEX BOYER ALEX@LEBANONDAILYRECORD.COM

Winning a district championship was not satisfying enough for the Lebanon boys’ golf team. The ‘Jackets carried their momentum into the Class 4 Sectional 3 round and shot a team score 305, 16 strokes ahead of third-place Kickapoo and 10 strokes shy of the winner, Glendale to advance to state as a team for the first time in 20 years.

“My guys played really good today,” Lebanon head coach Rod Sullens said. “We came into the sectional tournament knowing that only the top two teams advanced to state. We were hoping we could get one of those two spots.

“I think my guys feel like they left some shots on the course which is always a good thing to think that we can be a little better. Overall, I thought they had a really good day at the golfcourse.”

For Lebanon, sophomore Tryn Titus led the way placing third overall by shooting a 74 (+2), which was just four strokes off the pace set by winner Alex Locke, of Glendale, who shot a 70 (-2).

“Today I was able to over power the course off the tee and find a lot of fairways,” Titus said. “I had a lot shorter distances getting to the greens than most people I was competing against. I also thought I performed well with my short game.

“I have proven all year that I can beat and play with people that are much older than me and I will try to do the same next week at state.”

Sullens had lots of praise for Titus and his ability to step up in big time situations.

“He has played really well this year and he continued that (on Monday),” Sullens said about Titus. “He has played our No. 1 spot most of the season, but was actually in the No. 2 spot in sectionals and will be our No. 1 guy as we head into state.”

 

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