Hinkle back on top at county championship
After a 30-year wait Fred Hinkle is again the champion of the Cass County men’s golf tournament.
Hinkle won three match-play matches this weekend at Dykeman Park Golf Course, defeating Mark Muehlhausen (2 and 1) Saturday and Pete Lundy (1-up) and Steve Schwering (3 and 2) Sunday, to win the title.
Hinkle, 60, also was the county champion in 1984. He last won the city title two years ago.
“I don’t know how many people who have won at 60,” he said.
Hinkle had to play nearly 54 holes in two days to win the tournament including two rounds on Sunday.
“It was a pretty long day for somebody 60 years old,” he said. “It was nice that we had mild weather.
“Sunday I shot 1-over par and then 1-under par. I played pretty well myself.”
He added he putted well and was able to avoid bogeys for the most part.
“That was the key for me. I made a lot of pars and made a few birdies. That was basically how I won. I didn’t make too many mistakes.”
Hinkle said the Muehlhausen match was a “very tough” match and that he had to overcome Lundy and Schwering both having big advantages off the tee and the ability to make birdies in bunches.
Hinkle added he wasn’t able to enjoy his victory for too long as he had to go back to work for his lawn care business on Monday.
David Watterson Jr. won the first flight of the county championship and John Hiatt won the second flight.
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“Coach Moore has an extensive résumé and comes highly qualified,” Kokomo AD Jason Snyder said. “Matt has shown a commitment to developing relationships with the players and the community at each stop.”