Jun. 11—The Logansport boys golf team competed at the Lake Central Regional at Sandy Pines Golf Club on Thursday.
The Berries shot a 346 to place ninth out of 18 teams. They had the best showing among teams that competed from the Logansport Sectional.
The Berries were led by senior Trevor Vietti, who shot a 6-over 78, missing a spot in the playoff for a State Finals berth by just three shots.
He was followed by Tyler Vietti (84), Noah Lange (87), David Wooten (97) and Brant Higgins (102).
"I'm proud of Trevor," said Logan coach Pete Lundy. "He handled the pressure of the situation and the daunting task he was facing having to outperform essentially 93 other golfers to have a shot at state. He just had a few too many three-putts. He hit the ball well and he was able to stay in contention with his short game today. It's going to be hard to replace Trev. He was the leader of this team."
Tyler Vietti was averaging 76 going into the postseason but ran into a rough patch the last few weeks.
"Ty has really struggled the last three weeks. I continue to try and get him to understand how critical the mental side of the game is," Lundy said. "He's struggled to overcome bad shots or bad holes. It's not an easy task, but he is a talented player but has just really lacked that confidence he showed early in the season. I thought Kampen was going to snap him out of a little slump he was in but the mental side just derailed the end to a really good season. I was proud that after a 10-over 46 to start he finished at 12-over total, so I think he gets it now."
Lange is also in the middle of basketball workouts this summer.
"Noah played as well as I could expect," Lundy said. "He's played consistently in the mid to high 80s all season. We just need Noah to work on the consistency with swing.
"David is extremely raw when it comes to all the little nuances of the game. He will need to spend a lot of time this summer and next fall/winter learning how to play the game and manage the course. I think that's what keeps his scores higher. Plus he's still fighting a baseball swing so with work his scores should improve. He can hit the ball well.
"Brant is going to have to spend a lot more time playing the game. He is also a guy who can hit the ball. Pretty good hand/eye coordination, just very inconsistent and that comes with practice. As a group I've challenged these four to hold each other and the rest of their returning teammates accountable. They want to win and play better, but that doesn't just happen. We do some really great things on the course, it just has to become something that we don't like to lose and will do whatever it takes in the offseason to win next year. We've got to get more guys on the course and that simply comes from wanting to be better and a leader stepping up."
Cass shot a 367 to place 17th, finishing ahead of only Mishawaka Marian at the event held at Swan Lake Golf Club. The state cutline for individuals was 75.
Rowdy Frey led the Kings with an 83, followed by Mason Hahn (87), Jensen Burrous (94), Jaden Younts (103) and Blake Brown (105).
The Kings didn't have their best day on a hot and humid day at Swan Lake.
"The field was certainly tough having seven of the top 20 teams in the state playing and although it was hot and humid, every team had to deal with the same conditions," Cass coach Nicholas Quick said. "Our boys just couldn't put another round together. We stumbled at the start and couldn't seem to find scoring opportunities we could capitalize on."
It was the final high school match for seniors Hahn, Younts and Brown. Frey is a junior and Burrous is a sophomore.
"I'm extremely proud of the whole group of King golfers this year but will especially miss these seniors," Quick said. "It has been an absolute blast coaching this team."