Glenn’s Prentkowski, LaVille’s Zach Gurtner advance to regionals
John Glenn’s Tyler Prentkowski carded a 4-over-par 74, and LaVille’s Zach Gurtner finished two strokes back with a 76 at Erskine Municipal as both golfers earned individual regional berths at the South Bend Riley Sectional Friday.
Both Prentkowski and Gurtner advance to the LaPorte Regional next Friday at Beechwood, scheduled to start at 8 a.m. EDT.
Penn won the team championship with a score of 309 at, meanwhile, and LaPorte and Marian finished second and third, respectively, to advance to the regional round of the tournament next week.
Glenn carded a 340, just one stroke ahead of Northern State Conference foe LaVille for sixth place in the team standings as both finished out their seasons.
The Falcons were led by Prentkowski, followed by Christian Jaske’s 85, Michael Schmeltz’s 86, and Dustin Annis’ 95.
For the Lancers, Cam Gurtner and Zach Hostetler both carded 82s, while Blake Berger shot a 99.
• RILEY GOLF SECTIONAL
At Erskine (Par 70)
Team scores: Penn 309, LaPorte 313, Marian 319, New Prairie 333, Riley 333, John Glenn 340, LaVille 341, Mishawaka 349, Adams 351, St. Joseph’s 360, Washington 388, Clay 396.
Individuals advancing without at team: Tyler Prentkowski (JG) 74, Zach Gurtner (LV) 76, Tyler Szynal (NP) 79.
PENN (309): Grant Spiritoso 74, JT Schwartz 81, Richard Jung 77, Caelen Rohan 80, Austin Brooks 78.
LaPORTE (313): Jordan Lenard 73, Joel Collins 78, Zach Liberatore 78, Austin Wells 87, Zach Perschke 84.
MARIAN (319): Michael Makris 75, Connor Isban 82, Matt Rozycki 80, Alex Stopczynski 87, Alex Disberry 82.
NEW PRAIRIE (333): CJ Kowalski 81, Blake Bennett 86, Tyler Szynal 79, Ben Pietrzak 90, Adam Cox 87.
RILEY (333): Mattis Toedt 84, Justin Tschida 81, David DePriest 96, Austin Luft 81, Jeremy Messersmith 87.
GLENN (340): Tyler Prentkowski 74, Michael Schmeltz 86, Austen Hayes 106, Christian Jaske 85, Dustin Annis 95.
LaVILLE (341): Zach Gurtner 76, Cam Gurtner 82, Zach Hostetler 82, Javi Galin 103, Blake Berger 99.
MISHAWAKA (349): John Herman 80, Joe Herman 91, Connor Bilancio 84, Ryan Mathes 94, Aaron Rogers 96.
ADAMS (351): Tyler Ham 82, Joshua Gallegos 92, Kalen Saddler 89, Landon Stephens 88, Nathan Bonk 100.
ST. JOSEPH’S (360): AJ Frank 80, Alex Jones 98, John Dean 89, Jason Rink 95.
WASHINGTON (388): Thurman Dieter 86, James Neff 93, David Boling 103, David Neff 108, Austin Thomas 106.
CLAY (396): Tyler Huyvaert 83, John McDonald 96, Austin Bourdon 113, Jake Hartman 105, Layn Reavis 112.
Pfeiffer finishes 7th at state high jump finals
Bremen senior Jenna Pfeiffer cleared 5’04” in the high jump to close out her high school career with a seventh-place finish at the Girls Track and Field State Finals at the Robert C. Haugh Complex at Indiana University in Bloomington Friday.
Pfeiffer cleared the same height last year in her first trip to the finals but finished six places higher this year in a two-way tie for seventh to finish out her high school career on the podium.
Culver Girls Academy’s Leah Heckaman placed 12th in the shot put with a throw of 39’0.25” and tied for 15th in the discus with a best toss of 121’04” after earning regional championships in both events at the Warsaw Regional last week. It was the CGA sophomore’s second trip to the state finals in the discus and first in the shot put.
Plymouth’s 3200-meter relay team of Meagan Fisher, Libbie Read, Maggie Morrow and Allie Wright placed 11th in their event with a 9:33.71 following a regional-championship result last week, and Wright was 21st with a time of 1:00.91 in the 400-meter dash at Friday’s state finals.