But Edgewood’s younger players were not as prepared, failing to heed coach Garry Lee’s words of warning.
“Some of our kids are so inexperienced and have never played in the rain before,” Lee said. “You tell them to bring rain gloves, rain jackets, umbrellas, towels. ‘Hey, guess what, coach was right.’
“But we’ve had so many cancellations, I think some of them thought we’d play five or six holes and quit.”
Jackson Wendel had an 86 to pace the Mustangs, who were missing Brandt Guthrie to college testing. But Owen Young stepped up with an career best 88, while Lance Ringler had an adventure on 14, 15 and 16, but hung in to post a 90.
“Owen just kept hitting it down the middle,” Lee said. “Sometimes, when its raining, kids will swing too hard or not hard enough because they’re afraid of losing their grip in the club. He just took normal swings. He’s coming along and shoots better scores every day. His chipping and putting worked well today.
“Wendel wasn’t pleased. He just couldn’t make a putt today. His quote of the day was, ‘I hit a duck hook out of bounds on 6. I’ve been playing out here since I was 12 and I’ve never hit OB on that hole.’ So the weather just played a little bit of havoc with us.”
BLOOMINGTON NORTH INVITATIONAL
Center Grove 311
Columbus North 312
Bloomington North 313
Bloomington South 316
Bedford North Lawrence 319
New Albany 327
Terre Haute North 344
Perry Meridian 375
Individual leaders: 1. Nolan Keeler, NA, 70; 2. Luke DeHaven, CG, 72; 3. Henry Kiel, CN, 72; T4. Damon Dickey, F, 74; Drew Smith, CN, 74; T6. Jace Day, BN, 75; Thomas Tierney, BS, 75; 8. Ethan Stanley, BNL, 76; T9. Drew Todd, BS, 77; Logan Vernon, BN, 77.