Trojans ready to contend


Center Grove's Austin Crowder was medalist at the recent Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference Boys Golf Meet. PHOTO BY STEVE McCLURE

If there were any doubts about its ability to contend for the state championship, the Center Grove boys golf team erased them at the recent Metropolitan Interscholastic Meet.

Ranked No. 7 heading in (they’re now No. 6), the Trojans won the MIC title two weeks ago at Hillview Country Club in Franklin, simply confirming what players and coaches have believed all along — that next month’s IHSAA Boys Golf State Finals stage isn’t too big to shine on.

“We’ve got five or six players that can really do well at the state level,” first-year coach Jim Williams said during a recent practice. “(Former) Coach (Doug) Keller laid the groundwork, and you could see it in the making.

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