Playing in arguably the toughest sectional in the state, the Lebanon golf team knew they had to be their best Monday afternoon if they wanted to advance out of the sectional.
And while they had a strong showing, it wasn't quite enough. The Tigers shot a 310 on the day and finished fourth, four shots off the regional qualifying spot.
Lebanon head coach Jeff Schroeder said that for the Tigers to one day get where they want to be, competing well in tournament fields like the sectional is what they need to do.
"That is what will make us a better team," Schroeder said. "We have to play in these tough fields. For us to advance and move on, we have to play against tough competition. I think everybody played where they needed to play except Zach (Schroeder), who was just a little off today and couldn't get anything going. Spencer (Portish) played great today. Sam (Godby) was around where we needed and Raghuram (Srinivasan) came in where we needed."
It wasn't all bad news for Lebanon.
Senior Spencer Portish shot a 74 and advanced to Thursday's regional as an individual.
"It is great for him," Schroeder said. "We have been working on his attitude and demeanor on the golf course and he played well today. He stayed with it and had a nice pairing with the kids from North Central and Guerin. He played extremely well and I am really happy for him."
Godby shot a 77 and Srinivasan shot a 78 for Lebanon. Zach Schroeder was the final scoring Tiger with an 81.
Jake Young shot an 83.
For more of this story, read Tuesday's Lebanon Reporter.