University of Findlay’s Meredith Wipper is tied for the individual lead and the Oilers’ women’s golf team is second after the first day of the William Beall Fall Classic at the Findlay Country Club.

The University of Indianapolis shot a 590 to set the pace in the 17-team tournament and holds a two-shot lead over Findlay.

Wipper put together a 77-67–144 and is in a three-way tie with Indianapolis’ Cailyn Henderson and Pilar Echeverria.

Findlay’s Kristina Kniesly is tied for fourth (147), followed by Danbi Kim and Jill Schmitmeyer, both at 153, and Mackenzie Keenoy at 155.

The tournament concludes today.

TEAM STANDINGS — 1, Indianapolis 590. 2, Findlay 592. 3, (tie) Lindenwood & Tiffin 619. 5, Grand Valley State 623. 6, Northwood 630. 7, Missouri-St. Louis 632. 8, Saginaw Valley State 633. 9, Ferris State 637. 10, (tie) Illinois-Springfield, Walsh & Ashland 645. 13. (tie) Gannon & Lewis 649. 15, Malone 650. 16, Northern Michigan 667. 17, Mercyhurst 670.

UF men sitting third

TIFFIN — Sam Griffith fired a 142 Monday to lead the University of Findlay men’s golf team to third place after the first day of the Tiffin University Kyle Ryman Invitational at Mohawk Country Club.

The Oilers finished with a 588, 11 shots behind co-leaders Tiffin and Wittenberg University in the 15-team field. Findlay’s “B” team is fourth (598), while Ohio Northern is 11th (620) and its “B” squad is 14th (679).

Griffith, a senior, is the defending Ryman Invitational medalist after firing a 6-under 210 a year ago. His 142 leaves tied with Ryan Mallette of Wittenberg and a shot behind Tiffin’s Britton Hensel.

UF’s Holden Sribner and Hunter Foltz are in a three-way tie at 147 and Caleb Westfall and Peyton Cooper are tied for 14th at 148.

Cameron Bruce, Parker Haynes and Tanner Grzegorczyk lead the “B” team with 150s. Connor Ohlrich is tied for 24th (151) and Luke Kelly is 31st (153).

Jared Hernandez leads Ohio Northern in a tie for 32nd (154).

The tournament concludes today.

TEAM STANDINGS — 1, (tie) Tiffin & Wittenberg 577. 3, Findlay 588. 4, Findlay “B” 598. 5, Cedarville 599. 6, (tie) California (Pa.) & Ohio Valley 612. 8, Tiffin “B” 616. 9, Tiffin “C” 618. 10, Hillsdale 620. 11, Ohio Northern 624. 12, Wittenberg “B” 625. 13, Heidelberg 628. 14, Ohio Northern “B” 679. 15, Heidleberg “B” 680.

Girls Soccer

BLUFFTON 5

CONVOY CRESTVIEW 0

CONVOY — Clara Matthews and Laykin Garmatter each scored two goals Monday to power Bluffton to a 5-0 Northwest Conference girls soccer victory over Convoy Crestview.

The Pirates improved to 8-5-1 overall and climbed to 4-1 in the NWC.

Riley Eachus accounted for the other Bluffton tally as the Pirates held a big 14-3 shots on goal advantage over the Knights (7-6-2, 3-3-1).

Crestview was credited with seven saves and Bluffton three.

UF punter honored

University of Findlay freshman Mitch Hebenstreit has been chosen as the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Kentucky Wesleyan, a 38-13 win for the Oilers on Saturday.

Hebenstreit averaged 44.6 yards on five punts, placing three of the punts inside the Panthers’ 20-yard line.

For the year, the Fishers, Indiana performer is averaging a GMAC-best 44.5 yards per punt.

ONU athletes named

ADA — Ohio Northern All-American running back Christiaan Williams and kicker Tom Fleser have been named Ohio Athletic Conference Football Players of the Week for their efforts in Ohio Northern’s 31-23 victory over Marietta on Saturday.

Also, ONU’s Jenna Fuller has been selected as the OAC Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.

Williams, a junior, was named the OAC Offensive Player of the Week and Fleser was named the top special teams player.

Williams ran for a season-high 183 yards and a touchdown. He had 30 carries as ONU finished with 235 yards rushing and 429 yards of total offense.

Fleser, a senior, averaged 61.1 yards on his six kickoffs. He had one touchback and another that resulted in a muff and went out of bounds at the 1-yard line.

Fuller, a junior who was honored for the third time in her career, had a hat trick to lead the Polar Bears in a 5-0 victory over Marietta on Saturday.

She leads the squad and is second in the OAC with 10 goals and 22 points. She currently ranks eighth all-time in ONU history with 38 career goals and 92 points.

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