Crown Point’s Mike Lee finishes strong with 72 at state
By Mike Hutton 613-0141 or firstname.lastname@example.org June 12, 2013 11:12PM
Crown Point High School golfer Michael Lee tees off from the no. 11 tee box. Lee finished the two-day tournament tied for 22nd place with a score of 146. High school golfers from across the state competed in the second day of the 2013 IHSAA Boys Golf State Tournament at The Legends of Indiana Golf Course in Franklin, Ind., June 12, 2013. | Doug McSchooler~for the Post-Tribune
Updated: July 15, 2013 7:34PM
FRANKLIN — The round of the day among local players in the final round of the state golf tournament Wednesday belonged to Mike Lee of Crown Point.
Lee, a sophomore, shot an even-par 72. He finished tied for 22nd at 2-over par.
Lee’s coach, Jonathan Haas, said his goal for Lee was to shoot under 150. He finished four strokes ahead of his goal.
“I was impressed with his ability to overcome some tough spots and still score,” Haas said. “If you watched him play some holes, you would’ve thought he wasn’t playing well. He did a tremendous job to stay even. He was an inch or two away from finishing 2-under. He had a phenomenal two days.”
Lee said it was a brutally hard day to play.
It was hot and windy and he was constantly wiping his grips down.
He also said he was extra cautious about yardages and approaches since this was his first experience with the course.
He had two putts lip out for birdie on Nos. 15 and 17.
“I was happy with the way it ended,” he said.
Lee said it was a great experience. He got to play in the same field as Adam Wood, a junior from Zionsville who shot 8-under par to win medalist honors. Wood has already made a verbal commitment to Duke to play golf.
“That was awesome watching players like that,” he said.
Good update: Lake Central’s Nicholas Good shot 88.
The freshman finished with a two-day total of 170, which was 10 shots off his goal.
Lake Central coach Chris Rossiano said the tournament was a great experience for him.
Good was the No. 5 player for the Indians this year.
He had hardly broken 80 until last week, when he shot his best 18-hole score at the Battle Ground Golf Club in the West Lafayette Regional. Good shot a 76.
Miscellaneous: Patrick Andrie of Valparaiso self-reported that he signed for an incorrect score and he was disqualified. ... Jack Clancy of Michigan City Marquette rebounded with a 78 after shooting an opening round 83. He finished tied for 86th. ... Bobby Jacobs and Kyle Meihofer earned all-state for the Vikings.