The round of golf Edgewood’s Jackson Wendel played on Thursday was the kind coach Garry Lee expects to see more often.
Lee will get no argument from his junior, who posted a 78 to take medalist honors in the Mustangs’ 330-352 loss to Bloomington North on Thursday at Cascades.
Wendel has been working on his game with local golf guru and Monroe County Sports Hall of Famer George Finley.
“It’s been nice to kind of work with my swing coach and get things in rhythm,” Wendel said. “(We’ve been working on) my misses left, keeping those straightened out and just knowing where I can miss on the course.”
The most recent session was on Wednesday and paid off on Thursday, as Wendel is playing up to the potential he flashed as a freshman before a sophomore season stuck in neutral.
“We really thought he’d be shooting these kind of scores last year,” Lee said. “He just never really progressed from his freshman to sophomore year, so now he’s headed in the right direction.”
The biggest key has been eliminating the big numbers, something Wendel did effectively in his 78 with no double bogeys on the scorecard.
“Those doubles hurt me in previous matches,” he said
BLOOMINGTON NORTH 330, EDGEWOOD 352
BN: Evan Todd 80, Jace Day 82, Logan Vernon 82, Darin Woodley 86, Charlie Bless 89, Nate Till 95
E: Jackson Wendel 78, Jacob Hupp 87, Noah Brooks 92, Tyler Smith 95, Brandt Guthrie 102, Landon Ringler 106