The tourney medalist fired a birdie on the par-5 14th hole. He also went even par for the next three holes for a strong finish at the Coffin Golf Club on the near-westside.
Calhoon won the title by two strokes in tough weather conditions.
Regarding the champion’s comeback, Roncalli golf coach Jim Poole said, “That’s the kind of player he is. When he makes a mistake, he just focuses on his next shot. That kind of focus is necessary to play the game at a high level. At practice, Jaxon is all about improvement. He works very hard and is in love with the game of golf.”
The Royals shot 324 as a team and finished second.
LEMBA, TAYLOR CHAMPS
Southport seniors Nickens Lemba and Tequan Taylor earned Conference Indiana track and field championships recently.
Lemba defended his league titles in the 200- and 400-meter dashes. His 400 time of 47.63 seconds broke the meet record set in 2008. Taylor was first in long jump with a leap of more than 21 feet. The Cardinals were fourth in team points with 87.5 points. Brian Koenig was runner-up in high jump and Emory McClellan second in the 110 high hurdles.
Perry Meridian’s girls’ tennis team won the Battle of Perry Township against Southport, 3-2. In a news release from Southport, the Cardinals’ won in singles with Carlie Streit and in doubles with Ngun Mawi and Esther Pul. Earlier the Cardinals shut out Ben Davis, 5-0. Streit won in singles along with teammates Traylor and Mary Cer also taking singles matches. The doubles teams of Mawi and Pui and Nomi Par and Dawt Par sweeping doubles.
Southport’s boys’ volleyball team, ranked No. 7 in the state, defeated Ben Davis, 3-1. The Cardinals won the first two sets, 25-14 and 25-11, but lost the third set, 25-13 before coming back and taking the fourth set, 25-21. It was Southport’s 15th win in 21 matches. Southport also swept No. 17 Noblesville, 3-0.