PH’s Davis ends season at state


INDIANAPOLIS — Pendleton Heights junior Ryan Davis capped off his season last week at the biggest event of the season.

For the first time in his high school career, Davis made the trip over to Prairie View Golf Club in Indianapolis for the IHSAA State Finals.

The two-day event began on Tuesday, June 11, and wrapped up on Wednesday, June 12.

Davis began the tournament with an opening-round score of 88.

Teeing off on the first hole, Davis opened his round with back-to-back bogeys before settling in over the next four holes. On holes three and five he found pars, but on the fourth and sixth par 3s, Davis bogeyed to move to 4-over par.

A birdie on hole seven seemed to switch momentum back in his favor, but a tough two holes to close the front nine pushed his score to 45. On the par-4 eighth hole, Davis double-bogeyed and on the ninth hole, he quadruple-bogeyed.

On the back nine, Davis managed a trio of pars but a few more bogeys led to a 16-over par first round.

On Day 2, Davis began his round on the 10th hole and found trouble from the start. He triple-bogeyed the second hole and double-bogeyed the third before reeling off three straight pars.

He closed out the front nine holes with a pair of bogeys to shoot 43.

Across the final nine holes, Davis had five pars leading to a 42 and a total second-round score of 85.

He finished tied for 89th place.

Davis, who qualified with a round of 74 at the Muncie Central Regional, was the first Madison County boys golfer to compete at the state finals since 2014. The event capped off an impressive junior season. Along with the 74 at the regional, Davis fired a 73 at the sectional and shot a 74 to help the Arabians claim the Madison County title.

Fairfield junior Brayden Miller won the individual state championship. He shot 4-under par on day one and capped off the tournament with a 1-under par 71 on Wednesday to beat a trio of golfers by four strokes.

Zionsville took home the team title with a 24-over-par score of 600. Westfield was second with a 605 and Hamilton Southeastern was third with 606.

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