PLYMOUTH — Vincennes University sophomore Zach Hall concluded his golf career for the Trailblazers by tying for a 49th-place finish among 132 golfers in the NJCAA Division II National Finals last Friday at Swan Lake Resort G.C.
Hall finished with a four-round score of 26-over-par 314. The Linton native carded a first-round 2-over 74 last Tuesday and was within four strokes of the lead, but he followed up with rounds of 81, 80 and 79.
“He actually played much better than the score indicates. A couple of shots here and there, and he could have moved up quite a bit,” VU coach Dennis Chattin said.
Leon D'Souza of South Mountain, Ariz., shot a 4-under 284 to win the individual title by two strokes, and South Mountain was the team champion by 19 strokes over Walters State, Tenn. The top five teams were South Mountain 1,167; Walters State 1,186; Mississippi Gulf Coast 1,203; Kirkwood, Iowa, 1,213; and Parkland, Ill., 1,221.
“Zach hits it really well, and he hits the fairway. He was hitting his irons well. He just didn't putt quite as well as he should,” Chattin said. “(Friday) easily could have been a 74 or 75. He had two errant shots that cost him.”
Hall was 12th at last year's Division III National Finals, helping VU to a National Championship and earning All-American honors.
“He represented himself well,” Chattin said. “He did a good job. He played on a National Championship team last year and advanced as an individual this year. We're really proud of him.”
Lady Alices have hoop camp next week
Under the direction of girls basketball coach Travis Connor, Lincoln is hosting its youth girls basketball camp next Monday through Thursday at Clark and Lincoln.
The camp is for girls entering second through eighth grade. The cost is $40, and the family cost is $50 if more than one sibling is registering.
Participants in second and third grade meet from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Clark, and fourth and fifth graders also meet at Clark from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sixth through eighth graders go from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Alice Arena.
The cost of the camp includes a camp T-shirt, instruction in individual and team fundamentals of basketball while playing the game with sportsmanship, high character and daily team concepts within scrimmages.
VU basketball hosting camps
The Vincennes University men's basketball program, headed by NJCAA Hall of Fame coach Todd Franklin, is having a boys individual camp and a boys and girls offensive skills camp in June at the P.E. Complex.
The boys individual camp is for grades four through 12 on June 13-15. The camp focuses on passing, defense, ball handling, rebounding, shooting, coordination and teamwork. The commuter fee is $175 and the fee is $215 for campers who are staying overnight in a VU dorm room. Campers receive a free T-shirt and tickets to a Trailblazers home game.
The offensive skills camp is for boys and girls in grades three through 10 on June 24-26. The fee is $110, which includes lunch on June 25-26 and a T-shirt.
For more information, call VU assistant coach Brian Davis at 812-890-5299 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clark soccer camp runs next week
Clark Middle School's boys and girls soccer teams are hosting a free camp for those entering sixth through eighth grade next week at the Lincoln soccer field.
The camp runs next Monday through next Thursday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. each night, and all students who intend to play next fall are encouraged to attend.
In order to participate, students need to have a current physical completed and submitted to the school. Each student is asked to bring their own water bottle, shin guards and cleats to every practice.
For more information, contact Cathy Jones at 812-890-1887 or by email, email@example.com.