TERRE HAUTE —
Close competition was set up Tuesday at Rea Park in the first round of the City Junior Golf Tournament.
Three Terre Haute North players shot 74 and are tied for first place in the boys 15-17 division. They are Adam LaGrange, Sam Pollock and Ryan Baker.
Andrew Behnke is fourth with 78 and Evan Perdiew shot 79 to round out the top five.
Terre Haute South player Alexandria Pickens carded 84 and has the lead in the girls 15-17 division.
Justin Wilson had an 83 and has a three-shot lead over Cam Lewellyn in the boys 13-14 division while Megan Ramer had 84 to lead in the girls 13-14 division.
Other leaders are Andrew Granda in the boys 11-12 group and David Hayes in the 12-and-under division.
Play continues today at Hulman Links with the same tee times as Tuesday. Play winds up Thursday at Rea Park.
City junior golf
74 -- Sam Pollock, Ryan Baker, Adam LaGrange
78 -- Andrew Behnke
79 -- Evan Perdiew
80 -- Brandon O'Connell
85 -- Keaton Knight
86 -- William Alumbaugh
89 -- Zack Thomas
90 -- Jared Wolfe, Braxton McIntyre
93 -- Mario Foradori
98 -- Pierce Gordon
84 -- Alexandria Pickens
103 -- Taylor Monroe
117 -- Taylor Baugh
83 -- Justin Wilson
86 -- Cam Lewellyn
92 -- Will Buchanan
94 -- Lex Anderson
95 -- Evan Steppe
115 -- Nick Payne
123 -- Ben Scamihorn
84 -- Megan Ramer
94 -- Alexandra Bryant
113 -- Alexandria Maris
126 -- Emma Kate McMurty, Delaney Cox
135 -- Emily Wright
41 -- Andrew Granda
48 -- George Hosking
53 -- Jimmy Cristee
56 -- Braxton Scamihorn
58 -- Mason Bose, Sam Bowen
60 -- Joe Vrabic
43 -- David Hayes
46 -- Caleb Maris
49 -- Ryan Lieberman, Jackson Toberman
57 -- Nolan White
67 -- Gianna White
68 -- Presley White
In other golf news Tuesday:
• Cook in lead – At French Lick, Jeff Cook assumed the lead on Tuesday in the Indiana Open being played at the French Lick Springs Resort courses.
Cook has rounds of 68 and 69 for a 5-under-par 137 score, one shot better than Blake Watts, who carded 63 in the second round.
First-round leader Justin Tereshko had 74 and is tied with Rusty Mason for third with 140.
Terre Haute golfer Phillip Meyer did not make the cut for the final two rounds, shooting 80 and 78.
Indiana Open leaders
137 -- Jeff Cook 68-69
138 -- Blake Watts 75-63
140 -- Rusty Mason 70-70, Justin Tereshko 66-74
141 -- Corey Ziedonis 70-71, Stephen Conrad 72-69
142 -- Chase Wright 72-70
• Simpson wins as driver, trainer – Dirk Simpson was one of the big winners on Tuesday in the first day of Illinois harness racing at the Martinsville Agricultural Fair.
Simpson drove one of the winners on the eight-race card and is the trainer of another winner.
Simpson was in the bike behind 3-year-old colt trotter Tuff Guy JJ, which overcame an early break to win its sixth race and second of the year. Simpson is the trainer for the colt and also is the trainer for 3-year-old filly trotter Hopeless Kate which Richard Schrock drove to victory. Tiny Offering, driven and trained by Simpson, was third in that race.
Three winners were clocked in sub-two-minute miles. Two of them were in the pace for 3-year-olds and up.
Boi won the second division and had the fastest time of 1 minute, 57.1 seconds. The 4-year-old pacer has won more than $173,000 and has won 14 times in 37 starts including twice this year.
Schrock was in the bike in that race, giving him his first of two wins for the day.
Tinkers Damn, driven and trained by Michael Knicley, won the first heat in 1:59. The nine-year-old mare has won 32 times in 108 starts and won more than $58,000.
Three-year-old colt pacer Anniversary Party won the final race in 1:59.3 for its fourth win of the season. Ronnie Gillespie was the fair driving champion last year and was in the bike behind the winner.
Gillespie also was the driver of NJ’s Super Charger, second to Tinkers Damn in the third race.
Racing continues today and Thursday at the track. Post time is 1 p.m. CDT.
3-year-up trot, $3,000 purse
First division – Miss Kylie (Dennis Gardner), Lane's Game, Skyline View, Strong Kiss, Fox Valley Sienna, G Five, Tometta Byrd, 2:03.4
Second division – Elmar (E. Leroy Moore), Earli Morning Star, Fox Valley Silvano, Class Action N, Sammy T, Hong Kong Kwyne, Golden Impact, Leprechaun, 2:03.4
3-year-up pace, $3,000 purse
First division – Tinkers Damn (Michael Knicely), NJ's Super Charger, Richard Traci, Racy Traci Place, Mo Money Honey, Lola's Park, Special Pool, 1:59
Second division – Boi (Richard Schrock), Madoff, Storm Buster, Fox Valley Trident, Prodigals Chance, Oyouhotthang, Inconsiderate, 1:57.1
3-year-old filly trot, $2,948 purse
Results – Hopeless Kate (Richard Schrock), Ma Primrose, Tiny Offering, Krispy's Gold, 2:09
3-year-old colt trot, $2,967 purse
Results – Tuff Guy J (Dirk Simpson), Captain Courageous, Bold Breeze, Bandsbluedog, Powerful Lane, 2:07.1
3-year-old filly pace, $3,048 purse
Results – Gamble On The Girl (Freddie Patton Jr.), Fox Valley Tahiti, Townesbrightlight, Wild Berry Muffler, Cee Cee's Delight, 2:02.3
3-year-old colt pace, $3,305 purse
Results – Anniversary Party (Ronnie Gillespie), Timepiece Hero, Gary's Party, Western Model, College Boy, Battleshoe Jake, Dakota's Model, 1:59.3