Photo provided // The Noblesville golf team celebrates a sectional championship -- the Millers third straight year accomplishing the feat. Noblesville is scheduled to begin regional play today at 8 a.m.
Photo provided // The Noblesville golf team celebrates a sectional championship -- the Millers third straight year accomplishing the feat. Noblesville is scheduled to begin regional play today at 8 a.m.
It’s a three-peat. The Noblesville boys’ golf team won their sectional this year, making it the third straight year the Millers have accomplished the feat.

After receiving great numbers on their home golf course – Purgatory Golf Club – from their top golfers the Millers will move onto Regionals in hopes of furthering their postseason run to the State finals.

“It says a lot about our program and what we’ve tried to do for the past 12 or 13 years, that continues the tradition that we have at Noblesville,” said Noblesville head coach Gary Sewell. “We have a pretty rich tradition in Noblesville for golf, tracing our roots back to Bob Spacey.”

The Millers shot 308 overall, four strokes better than Fishers, which finished with a score at 312. Hamilton Southeastern was not far behind as they finished at 316.

Fishers’ Bryce Robertson finished with the best score at 71. Noblesville’s Clay Merchant and Jacob Deakyne both finished in the top five. Merchant held a score of 72 while Deakyne had a score of 77.

“(Merchant’s) a very consistent ball striker and never seems to be in trouble, just finds a way to make pars, and he’s once again a great player for us to have for us to lead off with,” Sewell said.

Sewell applauded Deakyne for his ability to hit birdies consistently and continue to be a strong No. 2 for this particular group of Millers.

As the postseason continues, Sewell knows the competition will get tougher, and he wants the his golfers to stay on track.

“We have to be a little bit more consistent,” Sewell said. “We have to make sure that we stay away from big numbers, we have to make sure we just keep the ball in play and let’s see what happens.”

Regionals begin Thursday at 8 a.m. Noblesville’s regional will be hosted by Muncie Central.