Carmel golf takes day one at state

Carmel – The Carmel boy’s golf team is looking for another state championship, and they are in good position to do just that as they sit in first place after day one at the IHSAA state championship which took place at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel Tuesday.

The Greyhounds shot a 299 which resulted an 11-over par for the day. Senior Nick Dentino led the Greyhounds as he shot a 2-under 70 on the day. Carmel has three of their five golfers in the top ten. Dentino is tied with Peru’s Kash Bellar for the individual lead.

Noblesville currently sits in third place as they shot a 17-over par. Clay Merchant led the way for the Millers as he shot an even par 72. Senior Jacob Deakyne looks to medal for the third time in his high school career at the state meet. He currently sits at six over par and tied for 33.

Guerin Catholic rounds out day won in fifth place to give Hamilton County three of the top five spots after day one. The Golden Eagles shot 313 as a team and are only two strokes back of Floyd Central who sits in fourth with a 311. Freshman Connor McNeely leads the team at five over par.

Hamilton Southeastern sits in tenth place after shooting a first round 324. The Royals sit in a crowded field as eighth through 13th place is separated by just nine strokes.

The second round of the state championship will be played tomorrow with play starting at 8 a.m.