Boys Varsity Golf · Golfers Finish Season At IHSAA Sectional

SOUTH BEND, IN. – The LaVille Boys Golf team participated in the 83rd Indiana High School Athletic Association state tournament Friday at Erskine Golf Course.

LaVille finished with a team score of 386, good for 10th place overall.

Nathan Nichols-Petersen was low-man for LaVille, shooting an 87.  Matt Butler carded an 89, Logan Plummer 99 Nick Sherk 118, and Doug Cashen 111.

“I thought collectively we played pretty well,” said LaVille coach Brandon Brown. “We had two guys – Nathan and Matt – shoot in the 80s. Nobody advanced individually, but I’m proud of everyone’s performances.

“I felt that going in to the back nine we had a real chance to have someone advance to regional,” continued Brown.  ” I think some of our guys had some difficulty adjusting to the speed of the greens and the weather became warmer.”

Penn, South Bend St. Joseph, and South Bend finished 1-2-3 to advance as a team.

The top three individuals advancing that were not on an advancing team were Thaddeus Horvath of Marian High School, Jacob Roeder of  Mishawaka, and Chad Hartstein from South Bend Riley.

“Overall, I thought we had a great season,” explained Brown. “Guys like Nathan Nichols-Petersen don’t come around very often and he’s going to be missed next year.  He’s a great leader on and off of the course and will do very well for himself in the future.

“I think we were consistent all year and had really strong play from Nathan, Matt Butler, and Logan Plummer all year,” continued Brown of the season overall.  “Fortunately, we should have the majority of our team back next year.  It was a great opportunity to get to know a group of great young men and I hope this builds confidence for them next year.”


Team Scores

At Erskine Golf Course, Par 70

1 Penn 302

2 SB St. Joseph 307

3 SB Adams 338

4 Marian 354

5 Mishawaka 355

6 SB Riley 361

7. Elkhart Central 372

8 Elkhart Christian Academy 374

9 Elkhart Memorial 375

10 LaVille 386

11 John Glenn 415

12 SB Clay 464

13 SB Washington 469



Top 3 Individuals Not On An Advancing Team

At Erskine Golf Course, Par 70

*Thaddeus Horvath (Marian) 76

*Jacob Roeder (Mishawaka) 79

*Chad Hartstein (SB Riley) 81