Bishop Dwenger’s Logan Ryan wins IHSAA boys state golf individual title

Bishop Dwenger senior Logan Ryan, seen here in regional play last year, won the first boys golf individual state championship by a Fort Wayne golfer since 1941 on Wednesday. (News-Sentinel.com file photo)

Senior Logan Ryan of Bishop Dwenger won a one-hole playoff to take the IHSAA Boys Golf State Finals individual championship at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel on Wednesday.

Ryan putted in for par on the first playoff hole to edge defending state champion Noah Gillard of Center Grove. He is the first Bishop Dwenger golfer to win a state title and the first from Fort Wayne since Fred Link of Elmhurst in 1941.

Ryan shot an even-par 72 in Tuesday’s first round to put himself within striking distance of the leaders heading into Wednesday. His one-over 73 tied him with Gillard after 36 holes. Gillard shot a birdie on the 18th hole to set up the playoff.

Senior Garrett Willis of Homestead finished tied for sixth with a three-over 147. Willis was in position to compete for the individual championship late in his second round but bogeyed holes No. 16 and 17.

In the team competition, Carmel won its first boys golf state title since 1990 and sixth overall by shooting a 601. Bishop Dwenger placed ninth with a 645.

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