SOUTH BEND – Quentyn Carpenter didn’t miss a beat Monday.
The former Triton High School golf star turned in an impressive performance in the first round of the Indiana Amateur Championship.
Carpenter, who took a few days off after concluding his prep career by competing in the State Finals last week, fired a one-under round of 70 at the South Bend Country Club.
Carpenter, who will play next season at Ball State, is tied for fifth place with five other golfers after the opening round of the four-day 113th annual event.
“I didn’t play or practice for three days after State,” said Carpenter in a press release following the first round. “This was my first time seeing this course and I am happy with how I played today. I hope to make the cut and we’ll see what happens from there.”
Carpenter shot rounds of 74 and 73 at the State Finals at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin June 11-12 to end at three over par 147 for the tournament and in a tie for 23rd place among the 100 golfers in the State Finals field.
Adam Schenk of Vincennes fired a four-under 67 Monday to take the opening round lead. The Purdue senior had an eagle on the par five No. 5 and a pair of birdies.
Andrew Fogg from Greenwood, a junior at Indiana University, shot 68. His round included an eagle on No. 12 Monday. Scott Lamb, a former member at the SBCC, shot 69 as did Drew Immel of Bluffton.
Tyler Ostrom, a former state champion and star at Warsaw, shot 72 and is tied for 18th place. Ostrom, who won the individual state title in 2011 as a junior at WCHS, recently finished his freshman season playing for Ball State.
Michael Makris of South Bend, a standout on the Mishawaka Marian team and also an individual state finalist last week, shot 74 Monday and is tied for 40th place.
Trey Stoll from Mentone shot 76 in the first round and Brian Ulrich of Goshen shot a 79.
Kevin Stone, a 14-year old from Carmel, shot 74 in the opening round.
A total of 154 golfers of the 170 entered in the tournament completed play Monday. Sixteen players in the field withdrew.
The tournament continues today through Thursday. The field will be cut to the top 60 and ties after the conclusion of the second round today.