Indiana Amateur: Youth shines early
17 Jun 2013
see also: Indiana Amateur Championship, Otter Creek Golf Course

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (June 17, 2013) -- An eagle on the par 5, 5th hole helped Adam Schenk take a one shot lead during the opening round of the 113th Indiana Amateur Championship. The rising senior at Purdue University had a bogey free round today and carded a 4-under-par 67 at South Bend CC.

"I didn’t do anything particularly special today, I just didn’t make many mistakes,” Schenk said. "My eagle on five was definitely a highlight and other than that I just hit some chips close and made putts when I needed to.”

Schenk also carded two birdies coming on the par 4, 11th hole and the par 4, 16th hole.

"I hope to get off to a good start on the back nine tomorrow,” Schenk said. "If I can take advantage of the drivable holes on the front nine, which I didn’t do today, then I should be in really good shape.”

Andrew Fogg, who will enter his junior year at Indiana University, sits alone in second after firing a 3-under-par 68.

"I eagled number 12 and hit it really well all day,” Fogg said. "I only missed one or two fairways and if I had gotten some more putts to fall it could have been a really special round.”

Former club member, Scott Lamb is in a tie for third after firing a 2-under-par 69 today. Lamb grew up playing golf at South Bend CC and his familiarity of the course proved to work in his advantage. The recent graduate from Rollins College in Florida plans on attending Q school this Fall along with his brother.

"I seemed to miss in all the right spots today,” Lamb said. "I hope to keep putting myself in good positions on the course for the rest of the week.”

Also tied for third is recent IPFW graduate, Drew Imel. Both Imel and Lamb are just two shots out of the lead.

Quentyn Carpenter, a soon-to-be freshman at Ball State University, fired a 1-under-par 70 today after just having participated in the ISHAA State Finals this past week.

"I took didn’t play or practice for three days after state,” Carpenter said. "This was my first time seeing this course and I am happy with how I played today. I hope to make the cut and we’ll see what happens from there.”

There are currently five players tied with Carpenter at 1-under-par.

14 year-old Kevin Stone from Carmel is tied for 40th after firing a very impressive round of 3-over-par 74.

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District Qualifiers for non-exempt players. 18-hole qualifier, 72-hole championship. Players must have an Indiana address and a handicap of no greater than 9.9.

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