On Monday afternoon at the Timber Ridge Golf Course in Bluffton, the Eastbrook Panthers made a little history.
For the first time in the proud tradition of Eastbrook athletics, the Panthers won a boys golf sectional title, defeating host Norwell by three strokes, 331-334.
With their first place finish, the Panthers will compete for a regional championship on Thursday at The Players Club in Muncie.
Noah Ross led the way for Eastbrook, finishing as the match’s individual medalist with a score of 71, while Collin Burman carded a 78 for the Panthers.
The Oak Hill Golden Eagles came in fourth place with a score of 340. Blake LeFavour advanced to the regional round, shooting a 77, one under Bluffton’s Spencer Schwartz. Logan Deaton finished with an 87, while Grant Gillespie and Jacob Mill each shot 88.
The Mississinewa Indians finished in sixth place, shooting 365. Bryce Luedtke will also compete in the regional round on Thursday, tying LeFavour with a score of 77. Ty Corey was second on the Indians with an 87, while Justin Dakin carded a 90.
Madison-Grant was led by Jonah Johnson, who shot a 94, as the Argylls finished in 10th place, while the Marion Giants placed 12th. Jaydin Bell led the Giants with an individual score of 105.