Pictured in the photo are Coach John Roberts,
John Sawyer, Rob Sawyer, Todd Smith (2 medals) Mike Shafer, and Terry
LADY ZEBRAS EARN
REPEAT TRIP TO STATE FINALS!
The 2013 Lady Zebras
completed the regular season with a 20-2 match record. Both
losses were by the narrowest of margins. One was a single
stroke and the other match ended in a tie but was lost on the
5th player tiebreaker. RHS finished 2nd at the Warsaw
Sectional and 3rd at the Kendallville Regional on the strength
of Kovenant Lingenfelter's pair of 76's. Karsten Lingenfelter led
RHS at the State Finals with a pair of 80's. She finished 33rd
and RHS finished 14th.
Pictured: Kinley Lingenfelter, Kovenant Lingenfelter, Vanessa
Henning, Lindsey Mitchell, Karsten Lingenfelter, Ava Thomas &
Coach Chad Thomas.
RHS Boys Individual State Champions
Smith, seen in the photo above wearing 2 medals, was the first Rochester
High School golfer to win an individual title. His two round total
of 76-68-144 earned the medalist honors at the Old Oakland Golf Club
in the 1980 Finals. Todd is now the PGA Professional at
the Rock Hollow Golf Club in Peru, Indiana.
Chris Smith, Todd's
younger brother, became the second Rochester High School golfer to
win an individual title. His two round total of 149 was also at Old
Oakland in the 1985 Finals. Chris is currently a
member of the PGA Tour with a Buick Invitational win to his credit.
IHSAA Fred A. Keesling Mental
Attitude Award Winners
Terry Smith - 1979-1980
Todd Smith - 1980-1981
Smith - 1986-1987
Regional Winning Teams & Scores (All
Sectional Winning Teams & Scores (All Logansport
BOYS SECTIONAL, REGIONAL,
STATE FINALS WINS
WINNING TEAM (OLD OAKLAND)
2012 LADY ZEBRAS EARN
TRIP TO STATE FINALS!
The 2012 Lady Zebras completed the regular
season with a 20-0 match record to become the first Zebra team to
finish undefeated. They finished 2nd at the Warsaw Sectional
and 2nd at the Kendallville Regional to become the first Lady Zebra
team to earn a position at the State Finals and ultimately finished
Pictured: Karsten Lingenfelter, Lindsey Mitchell, Kaitlyn
Faust, Lauren Daugherty and Kovenant Lingenfelter.
Kinley Lingenfelter advanced to the IHSAA State Finals
on the strength of a 74 (2nd of 108) at the East Noble regional held
at Cobblestone GC. She then proceeded to shoot 80-85=165 at Prairie
View GC in Carmel to finish 24th of 100 golfers at the IHSAA State
In the photo, Kinley talks over strategy with RHS Coach
Chad Thomas during the first round on Friday.
advanced to the IHSAA State Finals for the 4th consecutive season
(13-14-15-16). She blizted the Sectional field at Stonehenge
in Warsaw with an RHS and Sectional Record 5 Under par 67!
Then, she played a solid round of 2 over par 74 at the Kendallville
Regional. at Cobblestone GC to qualify to play in the Finals at Prairie
View GC in Carmel, IN. The weather at the State Finals
proved brutal for the 3rd year in a row. Kinley was at the course
the entire day Friday. Play was interrupted by severe weather
and when darkness fell, she had only completed 16 holes. She
was up and hitting balls before sunrise on Saturday in order
to be ready to finish the first round. Then, after a 2
hour wait, returned to the course to play the 2nd round. Her
scores of 83-84 =167 and finish of 41st were both disappointments. Although
it was a tough way to finish her high school career, she rebounded
the following week in the Hoosier Junior Championship at Otter Creek
in Cloumbus, IN firing rounds of 80-74=154 to finish in a tie for
In the photo, Kinley warms up before the State
KINLEY LINGENFELTER MAKES
4th CONSECUTIVE TRIP
TO THE IHSAA STATE FINALS!
1980 BOYS STATE
The 1980 Rochester High School Team dominated the competition
at Old Oakland golf club. Rochester's total of 611 bested the nearest
team by 22 strokes and remains one of the lowest team totals at the
Old Oakland layout. Todd Smith led the team and won the medalist honors
with a 76-68-144. The second round 68 is the second best State Finals
round at Old Oakland. The only round better was a 67 fired by Fuzzy
Zoeller in the 1970 Finals when the course played approximately 300
yards shorter. Terry Smith finished at 75-78=153. Mike Shafer carded
a pair of 78's for a 156 total. John Sawyer shot rounds of 81-77 for
a 158 score and brother Rob Sawyer had 84-87=171.
TO 2014 IHSAA STATE FINALS
LINGENFELTER WINS IHSAA SECTIONAL
AT STONEHENGE GOLF CLUB
Kristianna Lingenfelter had been improving all
summer but just had not quite hit her stride in an event. She
not only hit her stride at the IHSAA Sectional but played her best
round ever firing an even par 71 at the difficult Stonehenge Golf
Club in Warsaw, IN.
The even par 71 was the lowest round by a Zebra
golfer since her older sister Kinley fired a blistering 67 to win
a Sectional Championship at Stonehenge in 2016. In both cases,
Kristianna and Kinley beat everyone in the field by 11 shots!