Golf: Dogs’ Mike Lee debuts at state with 74
By Mike Hutton 613-0141 or firstname.lastname@example.org June 11, 2013 7:56PM
Updated: July 15, 2013 6:34PM
FRANKLIN — Aside from Kyle Meihofer, the best round of the day for a golfer from Northwest Indiana belonged to Mike Lee of Crown Point.
Lee, a sophomore for the Bulldogs, shot a 2-over-74. It was a solid state tournament debut.
“I’m happy for it being my first time down here,” he said.
Lee said he’d like to be even or better Wednesday.
He was pretty good out of the gate, making a birdie on the first hole.
He struggled a little with his swing from Nos. 3 through 10, going four over par in that stretch.
But he calmed down after that, getting birdies at Nos. 13 and 15 coming in.
“I was happy to get it back together,” he said.
Good gets his feet wet: What’s it like competing as a freshman at the state tournament? Pretty nerve racking.
Lake Central’s Nicholas Good admitted the pressure was pretty intense. He shot an 82.
“I was pretty nervous,” he said.
Good said he calmed down a bit after he got into the rhythm of the round. He did have a couple of big numbers — a triple bogey at No. 17 and a double bogey at No. 5.
He believes Wednesday will be better. Jack Clancy, the final qualifier from the region, shot an 83.
Andrie and the snowman: Patrick Andrie’s round would’ve been a lot better if he didn’t taken an eight on No. 4.
Andrie, the No. 4 golfer for Valparaiso, had a decent round of 78. Could’ve been in the low 70s without a couple of blow-up holes. Andrie hit one into the hazard on the hole and then hacked it around a few more times before posting the big number.
He did rebound with a birdie on the next hole. The eight was especially painful because Andrie opened with two birdies and a bogey.
He actually could’ve still posted a 74 after he made another birdie at No. 13. But he made double bogey at Nos. 16 and 17.
He called the finish “disappointing.”