Jones sets school record with 62


Zion Brown, sports editor

Camron Jones is one of the best golfers in the state of Indiana. The Ben Davis senior has golfed since the age of 2.

“I was kind of drawn to golf watching others do it,” claimed Jones. “So my dad coached me and it just clicked with me.”

Jones went without a junior high school season in 2020 due to COVID-19.

“Not having a season last year robbed me of putting myself in front of more coaches for opportunities after high school,” said Jones. “It also took away my chance at another run to win state.”

Despite not getting the chance to showcase his abilities last season, Jones plans to commit to Chicago State at the end of the month.

“I want to do this for the rest of my life, so getting the chance to go play after high school at a high level is a big step to making that happen,” Jones said.

As a sophomore in 2019, placed 4th in the sectional, which qualified him for the regional. In the regional the following week, Jones was just 4 strokes shy of a state finals appearance. This year, the mission is clear for Jones: “I have one goal and that’s to win state. Simple as that.”

Camron Jones also wants to break as many school records as possible. He has recorded a 9-hole score of 34 twice this season. That score is tied for the 4th-lowest in school history. This past weekend in the 18-hole Mooresville Invitational, Jones shot a 10-under 62, shattering a 26-year-old Ben Davis record by six strokes.

There are just a few weeks remaining in the regular season before the IHSAA Tournament tees off in June. it should be very compelling to see if Camron Jones can make a run to state. In the meantime, he will be looking to smash as many Ben Davis records as possible.

In other sports…..

The 2021 IHSAA Track & Field State Tournament begins this week. Both the girls and boys will begin their state tournament runs this week. On April 14, the IHSAA announced that the Boys, Girls and Unified Track & Field State Finals will be held at Ben Davis. This is due to the usual host, Indiana University, declaring that they would be unable to host the events with spectators. The boys meet will be on June 4 and the girls and unified meets will be on June 5. 

For the Ben Davis girls, the tournament begins on Tuesday evening here at Ben Davis. The girls sectional, regional, and state meets are all at Ben Davis. The boys sectional begins on Thursday at Southport. Their regional will be at Lawrence Central.

The girls tennis sectional begins Wednesday at Ben Davis while the baseball sectional begins next week with Ben Davis playing Lawrence Central on May 27 (all games at Ben Davis). The softball sectional starts Monday (May 24) at Pike against Lawrence North.