Yorktown wins 4th straight Delaware County title

MUNCIE, Ind. – The crowd gathered at the 18th hole, anxiously watching golf’s now pressurized scenario unfold.

The team champion of the 2022 Delaware County boys golf tournament was already decided. Yorktown’s 329 amid high winds won the program’s fourth consecutive county title, and 14th in the last 15 years.

Yet the individual match medalist was, for the second straight year, undetermined in regulation.

With 2021’s top performers, then-Yorktown seniors Bing Wilson and Bryce Hardwick, decided the Winner by coin flip, Delta sophomore Jake Bilby and Tigers freshman Christian Groves battled in a playoff.

The two Group 1 players swapped leads alongside each other all morning. Groves took a six-stroke advantage after the first four holes, then Bilby evened the score after Groves shot an 8 on the 13th hole.

Bilby entered the 17th hole up one stroke, then made bogey, and the pair parred No. 18 to each finish with a 79 (plus-seven).

“It’s funny because on the last few holes, we didn’t play them that bad, but you could tell we were choking our guts out,” Groves said. “I think it’s almost like match play because if you slip up then (you could lose) the whole thing. I really like 1-on-1 matchups like that.”

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