Prep golf: Kalida rolls to PCL crown

DELPHOS — Kalida golfers turned in the five best scores of the day on Monday when the Wildcats ran away with the Putnam County League championship in the league meet held at the Delphos Country Club.
Josh Klausing posted a 2-over par 73, Josh Recker shot a 77 and Christian Nartker a 79. Alec Edelbrock’s 86 completed Kalida’s 315 total. An 87 by Grace Miller did not count in the team score, but was the fifth-best round of the day.
Columbus Grove was a distant second in the PCL tournament standings, but did edge Miller City by a 376-379 margin for runner-up honors. Ottoville was fourth (385), Leipsic fifth (409) and Fort Jennings sixth (463).
Klausing was named PCL Player of the Year and Kalida’s Ken Schnipke earned coach of the year honors.
Joining Klausing on the all-PCL first team were Kalida’s Nartker and Recker, Miller City’s Luke Lammers and Boyd Vance and Ottoville’s Andy Schimmoeller.

TEAM STANDINGS — 1, Kalida (Josh Klausing 73, Josh Recker 77, Christian Nartker 79, Alec Edelbrock 86) 315. 2, Columbus Grove (Owen Macke 89, Jacob Oglesbee 93, Zach Roberts 97, Gabe Verhoff 97) 376. 3, Miller City (Boyd Vance III 88, TJ Michel 91, Luke Lammers 92, Reid Carr 108) 379. 4, Ottoville (Andy Schimmoeller 89, Dylan Kemper 91, Ethan Geise 100, Evan Turnwald 105) 385. Leipsic (Eli Wueller 101, Mason Tadena 102, Jaden Siefker 103, Brock Lammers 103) 409. Fort Jennings (Simon Smith 112, Logan Schimmoeller 113, Lexi Start 117, Brandon Suever 121) 463.
KALIDA — Josh Klausing, Christian Nartker, Josh Recker. MILLER CITY — Luke Lammers, Boyd Vance. OTTOVILLE — Andy Schimmoeller.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Josh Klausing, Kalida.
COACH OF THE YEAR — Ken Schnipke, Kalida.
KALIDA — Luke Erhart, Grace Miller. COLUMBUS GROVE –Owen Macke, Jacob Oglesbee. LEIPSIC — Mason Tadena. OTTOVILLE — Dylan Kemper, Ethan Geise.



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