Varsity Boys Golf

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Coaches:  Jay Davis (Head Coach); Bruce Taflinger (Asst. Coach)
Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
Anthony Barnard
Isaiah Cardwell
Daniel Hillman
Joe "Deuce" Bailey
Clayton Brown
Wylen Ford
Michael McGraw
Marti Gonzalez Juan Alberti
Jackson Richards
Diego Rico

Date Opponent Time Score
Apr. 12 Eastern (H) 4:30 pm (L) 191-233
For the Wildkats, freshman Jackson Richards was low with a score of 51. Junior Deuce Bailey was next with a 54, and junior Clayton Brown shot 60. Rounding out the scoring for Kokomo was senior Isaiah Cardwell with a 68.
- Coach Davis
Apr. 16 Frankfort (T) 4:00 pm Weather postponement. Make up TBD
Apr. 18 Logansport (H) 4:30 pm (L) 156-213
Apr. 19 North Cenral (H) 4:30 pm (L) 170-210
Leading Kokomo for a third consecutive match was freshman Jackson Richards with a 45. Next was junior Deuce Bailey with a 53, and also scoring for the Wildkats were senior Isaiah Cardwell with a 55 and junior Clayton Brown with a 57.
- Coach Davis
Apr. 21 Logansport Invitational (T) 8:00 am The Wildkats shot a team score of 391 to finish sixth in the 10-team field.
Freshman Jackson Richards once again led Kokomo on Saturday with a score of 87. Richards’ total could have been much better except for a stretch of four holes on the back nine. Outside of those four holes, Richards was just seven over par on the remaining 14 holes. Junior Deuce Bailey played his best golf of the season and finished with a 96. Senior Isaiah Cardwell also continues to improve as he posted an 18-hole total of 100. Junior Clayton Brown rounded out the Wildkats scoring with a 108.
- Coach Davis
Apr. 23 Noblesville (H) 4:00 pm (L) 153-198
Freshman Jackson Richards was once again low for the Wildkats with a 42. This was Jackson’s best nine-hole score of the season. Also recording a season-best score was junior Clayton Brown who came in with a 49. Isaiah Cardwell also recorded his best nine-hole match score with a 53, and Deuce Bailey rounded out the card with a 54.
- Coach Davis
Apr. 26 Peru (T) 4:30 pm (L) 153-223
For the Wildkats, freshman Jackson Richards shot 49, and Anthony Barnard, playing in his first golf match as a Wildkat, was next with a score of 51. Deuce Bailey added a 60 and Clayton Brown contributed the final Kokomo score with a 63.
- Coach Davis
Apr. 27 Taylor (T) 3:00 pm In a battle between two high school golf teams lo oking for a win, it came do wn to a fifth-player  tiebreaker after Kokomo and Taylor tied with scores of 204 on Friday afternoon at the Kokomo Country Club.

The Wildkats earned the victory when freshman Kike Alberti turned in a score of 60 versus a score of 66 posted by the Titans’ fifth-place golfer. Alberti was called up to the varsity squad for the first time on Friday after two other varsity players were unable to compete in the match. The win was Kokomo’s first this season in a dual match.
- Coach Davis
Apr. 28 Rochester Invitational (T) 11:00 am Cold windy weather created tough playing condition for 13 high school golf teams competing in the Rochester Invitational held at Round Barn Golf Club on Saturday.

Kokomo finished the tournament in 10th place with a team score of 417.
- Coach Davis
Apr. 30 Lafayette Jeff (T) 5:00 pm (L) 189-212
Leading Kokomo on Monday was freshman Jackson Richards with a 47. Next for the Wildkats was junior Deuce Bailey with a 50. Junior Clayton Brown added a score of 56 and seniors Anthony Barnard and Isaiah Cardwell each shot 59.

What really hurt the Wildkats chances on Monday  were the two par five holes on the front nine at Battle Ground. The six Kokomo varsity golfers were a combined 45 over par on just those two holes and that was too much to overcome in order to be competitive in the Monday match. Outside of those two holes, the Wildkats actually outplayed the Bronchos over the other seven holes.
- Coach Davis
May 2 Western (H) 4:00 pm (L) 166-203
Leading the Wildkats on Wednesday was freshman Jackson Richards, who posted his second best nine-hole score of the season, with a 43. Senior Anthony Barnard was next with a 51, and juniors Deuce Bailey and Clayton Brown both posted scores of 53.
- Coach Davis
May 5 Howard/Tipton County @ Chip. 11:00 am Kokomo freshman Jackson Richards earned ninth-place medalist honors on Saturday at the Tipton-Howard County Invitational held at Chippendale Golf Course.

Richards recorded the Wildkats’ first sub-40 nine holes of the season on the front-nine with a score of 39 and then shot 48 on the back nine to earn one of ten individual medals. Richards score of 87 was also a
season-low varsity score for 18 holes.

Western and Tipton each shot 319 to tie for first place on Saturday, and the Panthers claimed the title based on fifth-player score. The individual medalist was freshman Griffin Hare of Tipton who shot an impressive two-under par score of 71.

Also playing for Kokomo on Saturday were senior Isaiah Cardwell, who shot 97, and senior Anthony Barnard, who finished at 108. The fourth Kokomo score on Saturday was posted by junior Caiden Kirby.
- Coach Davis
May 7 Marion (H) 5:30 pm (L) 169-200
Freshman Jackson Richards once again led Kokomo with a 45. Senior Anthony Barnard was next with a 50, and junior Deuce Bailey added a 52. Junior Clayton Brown completed the Wildkats scoring with a 53. Barnard and fellow senior Isaiah Cardwell were both honored prior to the start of the match as Monday was Senior Night.
- Coach Davis
May 9 Northwestern (T) 4:00 pm (L) 179-193
High winds were a factor on Wednesday, but Kokomo freshman Jackson Richards overcame the elements and tied three Northwestern golfers for medalist honors with an eight-over par score of 44. This was Richards first time as a medalist in a varsity dual match.

Also recording a season best score on Wednesday was junior Deuce Bailey, who finished with a 47. Senior Anthony Barnard was next for Kokomo with a 50, and junior Clayton Brown shot 52.
- Coach Davis
May 10 Frankfort / Delphi (T) 4::00 pm Frankfort 182, Kokomo 212, Delphi 215
Freshman Jackson Richards led Kokomo with a 49. Senior Anthony Barnard was next with a 52, and junior Deuce Bailey added a 54. Junior Clayton Brown provided the Wildkats fourth score with a 57.

One night after shooting a season-best nine-hole score on Wednesday against Northwestern, Kokomo struggled a bit on an unfamiliar golf course that has a difficult layout and plenty of trouble spots.
- Coach Davis
May 14 NCC Tournament @ Pebble Brook 1:00 pm For the second consecutive season, the Kokomo boys golf team finished in eighth place in the NCC Golf Tournament held at Pebble Brook Golf Club in Westfield on Monday.

Harrison once again emerged as the conference champion, edging Muncie Central’s squad by a single stroke at 312 to 313 to claim the title.

Junior Jake Miller of Richmond was the medalist on Pebble Brook’s north course with an
impressive even par round of 70 on a warm, dry, and windy day.

The Wildkats score on Monday was 375. Leading Kokomo was freshman Jackson Richards, who shot 90. Junior Deuce Bailey was next with a 91, and senior Anthony Barnard was another stroke back at 92. Completing the scoring on Monday for the
Wildkats was junior Clayton Brown with a 102.

Both Bailey and Barnard recorded season best 18-hole scores on Monday, and the Wildkats team score was also a season best in tournament play.
Final Team Scores:
Harrison 312
Muncie Central 313
McCutcheon 316
Marion 320
Logansport 340
Richmond 346
Lafayette Jeff 352
Kokomo 375
Anderson 404
Kokomo returns to action on Saturday at the Rock Hollow Invitational in Peru.
- Coach Davis
May 19 Rock Invitational (T) 1:00 pm The Kokomo varsity boys golf team traveled north to Peru to compete in the Rock Hollow Invitational on Saturday and the Wildkats finished in 14th place with a team score of 424.

The highlight of the 18-hole round on Saturday was the play of Kokomo senior Anthony Barnard. A late addition to this year’s squad, Barnard recorded a career best score of 89. After shooting a seven-over
par score of 43 on the front nine, Barnard backed that up with a 46 on the back nine on a course that was setup more difficult than usual for the tournament. Barnard’s score actually placed him 23rd overall out of
75 golfers who took to the course at Rock Hollow.

While Barnard kept the ball out of trouble for most of his 18-hole round, the other Wildkat golfers had a few issues throughout their rounds. Freshman Jackson Richards finished with a score of 103, and junior Deuce Bailey ended up with a 108. Senior Isaiah Cardwell rounded out the scoring for Kokomo with a 124.

Center Grove, currently ranked No. 1 in the state of Indiana, won the tournament with an astonishing score of 284. That score equates to 4-under par as a team on Rock Hollow’s par 72 course.
- Coach Davis
May 24 Maconaquah (T) 4:00 pm (L) 175-212
Kokomo senior Anthony Barnard continues to play well and led the Wildkats on Thursday with a score of 48. Freshman Jackson Richards was next with a score of 51 and senior Isaiah Cardwell added a 54. Juniors Deuce Bailey and Clayton Brown each shot 59 to complete Kokomo’s scoring.
- Coach Davis
May 30 Tipton (T) 4:00 pm (L) 158-202
Jackson Richards and Clayton Brown both had a 48. Deuce Bailey had a 51 and Anthony Barnard shot 55.
June 4 IHSAA Sectional @ Rock Hollow 9:00 am Kokomo finished in seventh place with a team score of 388. Jackson Richards had the top score of 90. Anthony Barnard followed with a 93. Joe Bailey had a 97 and Clayton Brown and Isaiah Cardwell both had 108.

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