Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

'It's Great to Go out on Top' ; Stone Lifts Harrison to Golf State Title; Jasper Takes Third

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

'It's Great to Go out on Top' ; Stone Lifts Harrison to Golf State Title; Jasper Takes Third

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FRANKLIN, Ind. - Nobody will ever be able to discount Sean Stone's timing. The Harrison senior had never won a golf tournament in high school until Wednesday when he won the individual state title to lead the Warriors to the team crown in the IHSAA boys' golf state tournament.

The third-ranked Warriors had trailed two-time defending champion Brbeuf Jesuit by eight shots entering Wednesday's final round at the Legends of Indiana Golf Club but wasted little time vaulting into contention behind Stone.

Starting on the back nine, Stone birdied his first five holes, parred the next two and then birdied 17 and 18 to finish his first nine in 29 strokes and set the course buzzing.

"I've never shot 29, not even in practice," said Stone, who will play golf at Indiana University next fall. "I guess it was pretty good timing."

It lit a fire under the entire Harrison team.

"I heard Sean was going off when I made the turn," said Harrison's senior No. 1 player, Alex Turner. "It made it easier to hit shots on the back. In fact, I might've relaxed a little too much."

Stone never did. He thought he still had work to do individually and for the team with just three holes to play.

"I thought Dylan (Meyer, the Central sophomore who shot a first- round 69 to lead) was in at 3-under," said Stone. "And I thought we were one behind as a team when I finished badly."

But not even a double bogey-bogey finish on Stone's last two holes mattered. He and the Warriors had already done all they needed to win, especially when Turner closed it out with a routine par on his last hole.

"I thought I'd lost it for us," said Stone. "I wasn't even worried about the individual thing. All I was worried about was the team. Thank God we still won."

Stone was the only player to break par both days, following Tuesday's 1-under 71 with a 3-under 69 for a two-round total of 4- under 140. …

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