Rounds of 79 by Noah Brand and Justy VonLehmden were just enough for both to post one-stroke victories and win their age divisions when the Findlay Area Golf Association capped the 2019 season with its annual tournament at the Findlay Country Club.
The top two boys divisions were down-to-the-wire competitive.
Brand’s 79 earned him a one-stroke victory over Seth Lasiter (80) in the 16-18 tournament. Brice McDaniel was a close third with an 81.
It was a carbon-copy finish in the boys 14-15 age bracket, where VonLehmden (79), Henry Rill (80) and Nick Feighner (81) were separated by a single stroke.
The best round of the day came from the boys 12-13 division where Ryan Montgomery topped the field with a 78. CJ Beeman (91) and JJ Mihalik (93) were second and third, with Blake Hartman (45), Lawson Bain (51) and Jackson Hochstettler (52) leading the field in the 10-11 competition.
Taylor Adams won the girls 14-18 tournament with an 84, followed by Jordan Busher (91) and Kiley Cline (97). Jenna Brown (62), Ava Metz (71) and Greta Zachewski (85) placed 1-2-3 in the 10-13 division.
In addition to crowning age group champions in Monday’s tournament, FAGA recognized other award-winners as well. Andrew Kuenzli and Kiley Cline were the boys and girls recipients of the Dr. Spragg Player of the Year Awards, and AJ Overmyer and Claire Recker were winners of the Walt Whithaus Sportmanship Award.
Findlay Area Golf Association
FINDLAY COUNTRY CLUB INVITATIONAL
BOYS 16-18: 1, Noah Brand 79. 2, Seth Lasiter 80. 3, Brice McDaniel 81.
BOYS 14-15: 1, Justy VonLehmden 79. 2, Henry Rill 80. 3, Nick Feighner 81.
BOYS 12-13: 1, Ryan Montgomery 78. 2, CJ Beeman, 91. 3, JJ Mihalik, 93.
BOYS 10-11: 1, Blake Hartman 45. 2, Lawson Bain 51. 3, Jackson Hochstettler 52.
GIRLS 14-18: 1, Taylor Adams 84. 2, Jordan Bucher 91. 3, Kiley Cline 97.
GIRLS 10-13: 1, Jenna Brown 62. 2, Ava Metz 71. Greta Zachewski 85.
Dull finishes 15th
MARION — Kyleigh Dull, a junior-to-be at Lakota High School, carded a 73 on Tuesday and finished in a tie for 15th in the 2019 Ohio Junior Girls Amateur golf championship played at the Marion Country Club.
Dull, who shared Ohio’s Division II girls state title last fall, shaved eight strokes off of Monday’s 81 and finished with a 154 two-day total. Lewisburg’s Makenna Jones (77-77) also posted a 154 score.
Hillsboro’s Kristin Jamieson dominated the tournament, posting a 68-70–138 total to beat Caroline Dayton of Ottawa Hills (72-71) and New Albany’s Anna Ritter (73-70) by five strokes. Gianna Clemente, an 11-year-old out of Warren, tied for sixth at 73-76–149.