Local roundup: Playoff birdie gives Kuenzli FAGA crown

NORTH BALTIMORE — Andrew Kuenzli scored a birdie on the first playoff hole to top Justy Von Lehmden for the boys 10-11 division championship at the Findlay Area Golf Association Tournament at Birch Run Golf Course on Monday.

Kuenzli and Von Lehmden both fired a 51 to force a playoff.

Nick Overmyer’s 83 won the boys 16-18 division. Hunter Foltz (71) took first in the boys 14-15 division, Noah Frederick (88) won the boys 12-13 division, Chloe Holliday (56) was the girls 10-13 division titlist and Suzanne Short (84) won the girls 14-18 tournament.

The next FAGA event will be Monday at Sycamore Springs Golf Course. The top four players in each division qualify for a FAGA match-play event slated for the following day.


BOYS 16-18 — 1, Nick Overmyer 83. 2, Adam August 85. 3, Nick Streacker 86.
BOYS 14-15 — 1, Hunter Foltz 71. 2, Kaiden Robinson 82. 3, Matt Munoz 85.
BOYS 12-13 — 1, Noah Frederick 88. 2, Ben Anderson 152.
BOYS 10-11 — 1, Andrew Kuenzli 51. 2, Justy VonLehmden 51. 3, Owen Coffey 52.
GIRLS 14-18 — 1, Suzanne Short 84. 2, Kiera Robinson 91. 3, Emma Harris 100.
GIRLS 10-13 — 1, Chloe Holliday 56. 2, Kiana Robinson 61. 3, Olivia Sexton 63.

Griffith advances

Findlay High School junior Sam Griffith has qualified for next week’s Ohio Junior PGA Sectional Championship at Shady Hollow Country Club in Massillon.

Griffith fired a 38-36–74 earned a spot in the PGA Sectional by finishing third in the boys 16-19 division at the PGA qualifier at Ellsworth Meadows Golf Course in Hudson.

The PGA Sectional will be conducted June 23-24.

Fostoria lifters place

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Fostoria siblings Shae and Samantha Watkins competed in the USA Weightlifting National Youth Championship and Youth Olympic Games Trials last weekend in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Samantha placed second in the girls 13-and-under 58-kilogram class. She lifted personal bests of 99 pounds in the snatch and 121 pounds in the clean and jerk totaling 220 pounds.

Shae placed eighth in the 16-17 boys 94-kilogram division. He also lifted personal bests of 198 pounds in the snatch and 242 pounds in the clean and jerk totaling 440 pounds.

More than 500 athletes age 17 and under from throughout the U.S. competed in the event.


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