Lebanon Reporter

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June 18, 2014

Tiller within striking distance after first round at state

Franklin — It wasn’t a perfect round Tuesday at the IHSAA State Finals for Zionsville senior Clark Tiller.

But after shooting a 5-over 77 in the opening round, he is still within reach of all of the goals he had entering the tournament.

“I played really well on my first nine,” Tiller said. “I was really consistent; I hit a lot of greens and I made a lot of putts. The conditions were a lot easier on my front side. Then on the back I caught a few bad breaks here and there. That happens (in golf) and it is tough to come back from. But all in all, it was a good round. That was my lowest score at state.”

Tiller got off to a great start in his round.

Starting on the 10th hole, he birdied the 10th and 12th holes to be 2-under through 3.

He bogeyed the 12th and 17th, but had a birdie at the 15th to finish 1-under for his first nine.

“I was feeling really good,” Tiller said. “Everything was clicking. I was hitting it well off the tee but the big thing was putting. Putting was huge. I only had 13 putts on the front and it seemed like everything I had a good look at was going in. I have always been a pretty good putter and it was all clicking today.”

After a bogey on No. 1, Tiller got back to red numbers with a birdie on the second hole.

He remained at 1-under until the 4th hole.

Things started to go a little south when he had back-to-back double bogeys on the 4th and 5th holes.

He looked to be back on track with pars on the 6th and 7th, but his drive on the 8th took a weird hop just right of the fairway, hit the cart path and went out of bounds into a cornfield.

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