Franklin senior Noah Ludwig is the individual leader after firing a 2-under-par 34 during Monday’s first round of the Johnson County Tournament at Timbergate Golf Course.
Ludwig helped the Grizzly Cubs to a team score of 154, tying with Center Grove for the team lead. The final round is at 4 p.m. today.
Ludwig had four birdies, three bogeys and two pars in carding his impressive score.
“Today was just one of those days,” Ludwig said. “I could tell on the driving range that I was going to be hitting it pretty good, and once I got out there, I felt I couldn’t miss, no matter if it was on the tee or on the green.”
Meanwhile, Franklin’s Jacob Hash carded a 39 and teammate Ben Eads had a 40 to help the Cubs keep pace with defending champion Center Grove.
Leading the way for the Trojans was Hayden Martin with a 35. Christopher Heck was close behind with a 38. Austin Crowder finished with a 40, and Zack Carabine had a 41.
Greenwood is third in the team standings with a score of 163. Indian Creek and Whiteland are tied for fourth, each with a score of 178. Edinburgh is sixth with a 194.
Greenwood’s Kaleb Weddle fired a 38, and senior Chandler Mitchell, who earned medalist honors at last year’s event, finished with a 39. Spencer Jackson was next with a 42, followed by Kyle Clark at 44.
Low scorer for Indian Creek was Paul Woodworth with a 41. Colton Buck had a 41 for Whiteland.
For Edinburgh, Chris Quillen carded a team-best 42.