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Prep Golf Roundup: Findlay golfers win TRAC event

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BLUFFTON’S KENNY LOVETT chips onto the green during Monday’s Liberty-Benton Invitational at Sycamore Springs Golf Course.

BOWLING GREEN — Findlay High School’s boys golf team stayed atop the Three Rivers Athletic Conference standings by winning Tuesday’s Three Rivers Athletic Conference match No. 2 at Stone Ridge Golf Club, the site of the league tournament next month.
Findlay, who won Saturday’s TRAC event, edged Toledo St. John’s 334-335 for first place. Toledo St. Francis (337) was third followed by Oregon Clay (340), Toledo Whitmer (358), Toledo Central Catholic (407) and Fremont Ross (437).
Jordan Goeb led the Trojans with an 80. Grant Lane (83), Justin Hartman (84) and Harrison Hall (87) completed the scoring for FHS. Will Templin (92) and Nick Holman (96) also played for Findlay.
The Trojans are back in action on Wednesday at the Medina Invitational.

L-B wins own tourney
ARLINGTON — Liberty-Benton’s Logan Kizer carded the seventh-best round of the day during the 2018 Liberty-Benton Invitational played at Arlington’s Sycamore Springs Golf Course on Monday.
And it didn’t even count.
Only six of the other 60 golfers in the tournament shot a better score than Kizer’s 85. But four of them were his own Liberty-Benton teammates as the Eagles used a dominating showing to post an overwhelming victory.
Led by a 78 from tournament medalist Seth Lasiter, Liberty-Benton posted a 317 team total and outdistanced second-place Wapakoneta (357) by 40 strokes. L-B’s Luke Sunderman and Michael Kotey tied for second in the medalist standings with identical 79s and fifth-man Noah Brand shot an 81.
Lasiter, Sunderman, Kotey and Brand all made the all-tournament team, along with Wapakoneta’s Drew Zweibel (80) and Kenton’s Rocco Longbrake (81).
Arlington, led by an 88 from Will Bushong, was fourth in the team standings with a score of 385. Miller City (391) was seventh in the 12-team field, Bluffton (401) ninth and Van Buren’s ‘B’ team (418) 10th. Luke Lammers carded a 92 to lead Miller City, and Bluffton’s Drew Wilson matched that score for the Pirates.

1. Liberty-Benton (Michael Kotey 79, Luke Sunderman 79, Seth Lasiter 78, Noah Brand 81). 2, Wapakoneta 357. 3, Kenton 368. 4, Arlington (Will Bushong 88, Brayden Bushong 93, Austin Rausch 100, Ewan Martin 104) 385. 5, Lima Central Catholic 389. 6, Maumee Valley Country Day 390. 7, Miller City (Luke Lammers 92, T.J. Michel 94, Boyd Vance III 102, Steve Stechschulte 103) 391. 8, Otsego 400. 9, Bluffton (Drew Wilson 92, Cole Koenig 104, Kenny Lovett 97, Micah Minnig 108) 401. 10, Van Buren ‘B’ (Max Greenawalt 100, Carson Goble 104, Kaleb Bishop 108, Justin Myer 106) 418. 11, Allen East 425. 12, Lima Bath 428.

Wenzinger takes crown
NORTH BALTIMORE — McComb’s Ross Wenzinger toured Birch Run Golf Course with a crisp round of 74 Monday to capture the individual championship at Elmwood’s Royal Invitational.

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ARCADIA’S WILL RECKER reacts after just missing a birdie putt during Monday’s Elmwood Invitational at Birch Run Golf Course.

Wenzinger, whose round was six strokes better than runner-up Jaden Bucher of North Baltimore, helped the Panthers to a second-place finish with a team score of 371.
Gibsonburg edged McComb by a single stroke to win the team championship with a 370. North Baltimore (397) was third, New Riegel (416) was fourth, Arcadia (422) took fifth and Elmwood (457) was sixth in the eight-team field.
Brandon Siefert shot a 100 to pace New Reigel; Wyatt Lucas carded a 98 to pace Arcadia; and Carter Taft’s 102 led Elmwood. Jake Counts shot an 87 for Fostoria, which did not have enough players for a team score.

1, Gibsonburg 370. 2, McComb (Ross Wenzinger 74, Nate Bishop 91, Jake Simon 96, Allen Thepsourinthone 110) 371. 3, North Baltimore (Jaden Bucher 80, Hunter Baker 87, Ellias Burleson 93, Maliki Peyton-Hobbs 137) 397. 4, New Riegel (Brandon Siefert 100, Jacob Theis 102, Dalton Reinhart 103, Carson Whipple 111) 416. 5, Arcadia (Wyatt Lucas 98, Will Recker 103, Joel Lininger 110, Casey Cramer 111) 422. 6, Elmwood (Carter Taft 102, Austin Minich 109, Mason Greene 118, Kobe Shank 128) 457.

Nartker leads Kalida
DEFIANCE — Three Kalida golfers broke 90 on Monday when the Wildcats placed third in the Defiance Bulldog Boys Golf Invitational played at the Eagle Rock Country Club in Defiance.
Christian Nartker fired an 81, freshman Ryan Klausing carded an 84 and Josh Recker added an 88 for Kalida. A 92 by David Peck completed the Wildcats’ 345 team total.
Napoleon (342) edged Bryan (343) by one stroke to claim the tournament title. Kalida and Archbold (348) rounded out the top four in a tight battle for the championship.
Ottawa-Glandorf (366) got an 89 from Zach Stechschulte and won a scorecard playoff to finish 10th in the 21-school field. Patrick Henry (405) was 17th, with Kaiden McGraw’s 80 earning him a tie for third in the medalist standings.

1, Napoleon 342. 2, Bryan 343. 3, Kalida (Christian Nartker 81, Josh Recker 88, David Peck 92, Ryan Klausing 84) 345. 4, Archbold 348. 5, Tinora 351. 6, Paulding 354. 7, Wauseon 359, 8, Antwerp 362, 9, Defiance 363. x-10, Ottawa-Glandorf (Austin Radcliff 92, Alex Ellerbrock 93, Collin Hempfling 92, Zach Stechschulte 89) 366. 11, Wayne Trace 366. 12, North Central 368. 13, Pettisville 374. 14, Van Wert 392. 15, Ayersville 395. x-16, Fairview 405. 17, Patrick Henry (Kaiden McGraw 80, Kenton Shoemaker 100, Clay Schwiebert 102, David Baden 123) 405. 18, Stryker 420. 19, Celina 427. 20, Defiance ‘B’ 448. 21, Holgate 496.

Turnwald shoots 91
DELPHOS — Delphos St. John’s Adam Gerker shot a 77 to earn medalist honors and lead the Blue Jays to the team title of the Delphos Tee Off Classic at Delphos Country Club.
The Blue Jays won the tournament with a team score of 342. Delphos Jefferson (377) was second followed by Ottoville (380) and Fort Jennings (434).
Evan Turnwald led Ottoville with a 91. Ethan Geise (93), Dylan Kemper (94) and Jack Langhals completed the scoring for the Big Green.
Logan Schimmoeller shot a 102 for Fort Jennings. Nick Fields (109), Simon Smith (111) and Collin Young (112) and Gavin Schimmoeller rounded out the scoring for the Musketeers.

FHS girls finish 4th
Findlay High School’s Chloe Holliday finished second individually with a 78 to lead the Trojans to fourth place in a Three Rivers Athletic Conference event at Red Hawk Run on Monday.
Holliday finished one stroke behind Toledo St. Ursula’s Molly Bennett, who medaled with a 78.
The Arrows outscored Toledo Notre Dame 333-358 for first place in the event. Oregon Clay (384) was third followed by Findlay (440), Fremont Ross (487) and Toledo Whitmer (489).
Carson Kouns backed Holliday with a 97. Cate Rummel shot a 125 and Abby Powell added a 140 to complete the scoring for Findlay. Cameron Heiserman (142) and Michaela McNamara (152) also played for the Trojans.

VB boys 5th
COLUMBUS — Noah Frederick carded a 77 Monday to lead Van Buren’s boys golf team to a fifth-place finish at the Columbus Academy Shoot-Out at the Columbus Country Club.
Connor Ohlrich shot a 78, Quentin Weddell added an 84 and A.J. Overmyer shot an 85 as Van Buren finished with a 324 team score.
Kettering Alter won the team title with a 308, one stroke ahead of Columbus St. Charles and Columbus Academy Maroon who tied for second at 309. Bexley’s Trevor Binau was the individual medalist with a 68.

1, Kettering Alter 308. 2, Columbus St. Charles & Columbus Academy Maroon 309. 4, Bexley 312. 5, Van Buren (Noah Frederick 77, Connor Ohlrich 78, Quentin Weddell 84, A.J. Overmyer 85) 324. 6, Columbus University School 332. 7, Columbus Bishop Hartley 335. 8, Columbus Academy Gray 341. 9, Ottawa Hills 348. 10, Columbus Bishop Watterson 351. 11, Reynoldsburg 364. 12, Bloom Carroll 385.

Adams all-tourney
SYLVANIA — Taylor Adams led Van Buren’s girls golf team with an 87 Monday as the Black Knights were fifth at the Sylvania Invitational at Highland Meadows Golf Course.
Olivia Sexton shot a 97, Grace Heitkamp shot a 121 and Ali Bishop added a 136 as Van Buren finished with a 441 team score.
Sylvania Northview won the tournament with a 369, followed by Bowling Green (389) and Perrysburg (390). Northview’s Lexi Knight was the individual medalist with a 73.

1, Sylvania Northview 369. 2, Bowling Green 389. 3, Perrysburg 390. 4, Anthony Wayne 405. 5, Van Buren (Taylor Adams 87, Olivia Sexton 97, Grace Heitkamp 121, Ali Bishop 136) 441. 6, Sylvania Southview 445.
All-Tournament Team
Lexi Knight (SN) 73, Alli Fahy (BG) 84, Taylor Adams (VB) 87, Franny Sberna (Per) 88, Brennin Gray-Duvall (BG) 88, Anabel Rossi (Per) 89.


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