By Will Willems
It was a strong start to the second day of the IHSAA State Finals for Lebanon’s Zach Schroeder.
But unfortunately, it was unable to last. Schroeder struggled to get in a groove in round two, finishing with a 78 for a two-day total of 152 (8-over) — good for 43th place.
“I had troubles getting going,” Schroeder said. “That is pretty much how my day went today. I hit a couple of good shots and couldn’t close it out on the greens. Then when I putted well, I didn’t hit enough good shots to get a good score. That is just how the day went.”
Schroeder birdied the second hole and stood at 1-over for the tournament through the first four holes. Even after bogeying holes 5 and 8, he was in decent position at 3-over making the turn.
But the back nine proved to be more difficult.
He triple-bogeyed the par-5 10th hole and bogeyed the 13th to fall to 7-over.
Schroeder birdied the par-3 16th, but closed out with bogeys on the 17th and 18th when he just missed par putts.
For more of this story, read Thursday's Lebanon Reporter.