SANTA CLAUS -- A team dynasty continued, while the individual championship was fit to be tied Saturday in the Pocket Athletic Conference boys' golf tournament on the Christmas Lake course.

Nearby Heritage Hills won an 11th straight team championship by shooting an 18-hole score of 329 on the 6,243-yard, par-72 White Course.

North Posey placed second at 357, followed by Pike Central at 359, Tell City 361, Southridge 364 and Forest Park 367.

Gibson Southern finished seventh at 373 to Tecumseh's 470. South Spencer had just two players, not the four required for a team score.

"Our kids live nearby, They're out here all the time and we have a talent," said Heritage Hills Coach Greg Deller, in his first season as the the successor to Marc Schum, who coached the previous seven years.

North Posey senior Caleb Wassmer, the 2018 medalist, shared that honor Saturday with Heritage Hills junior Rylan Cox.

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Each shot a four-over-par 76. Caleb, son of assistant coach and PGA player Kevin Wassmer, will continue his golf career on scholarship at the University of Evansville. His uncle is Mike Wassmer, the Vikings' head coach and also the PGA professional at Evansville's McDonald course.

Unlike the Big Eight, the PAC does not have a playoff to break a first-place individual tie.

Pike Central senior Noah Onyett, third in the PAC a second straight year, this time by shooting 41-38--79, will soon officially become an Oakland City University golf recruit.

"I've committed verbally and expect to sign when Pike Central holds a signing conference," said Onyett, who turned 19 on April 9. "Oakland City is close to home, the people there are really nice, and I like the coach (Mikel Greeden)."

Forest Park senior Brett Tretter shot 41-39--80, Heritage Hills freshman Ethan Kane 42-41--83, Tell City junior Colin Noble 43-41--84, Heritage Hills senior Carter Cox 45-40--85 and classmate Josh Nelson 42-43--85 to complete the eight-man All-PAC Team. Rylan and Carter Cox are brothers.

Sophomore Devin Murphy led Gibson Southern by shooting 43-43--86. Brother Brendan Murphy, the Titans' lone senior, shot 42-45--87, missing All-PAC due to a triple-bogey eight on the 479-yarde seventh hole.

Sophomore Max Stoll, whose brother Mason placed seventh as a senior in last May's PAC, shot 48-51--99.

Including a four-over nine on the 538-yard 13th. Freshman Cale Martin finished at 50-51--101, junior and first-year golfer Adam May at 53-50--103.

"The course was playing tough, especially after the rain started with some groups still out there. But, still, we played awful," Gibson Southern third-year coach Matt Reinbrecht said.

"We didn't hit the ball well. It's the second straight year we haven't played well in this tournament. We just don't play well here."

The Titans were to host Forest Park on Monday on the Cambridge course.

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