DELPHOS — Columbus Grove turned in a team total of 189 Wednesday in defeating Putnam County League opponents Ottoville (192) and Fort Jennings (217) at Delphos Country Club.
Ottoville’s Evan Turnwald was medalist with a 45. Zac Roberts (46), Kurt Griffith (47), Austin Macke (48) and Jacob Oglesbee (48) contributed to Grove’s winning score. Noah Wittler led Fort Jennings with a 51.
LIMA — Medalist Gavin Harmon (36), Ethan Harmon (41), Drake Mertz (44) and Alex Gallman (47) combined for Spencerville’s winning score at Tamarac Golf Course in a Northwest Conference matchup against Lincolnview (171), Paulding (178) and Ada (234).
Lincolnview’s Jaden Youtsey (38), Paulding’s Cole Heller (43) and Ada’s Brevin Sizemore (56) had the low rounds for their respective squads.
BRADFORD — Medalist Drew Zwiebel from Wapakoneta shot a 1-under 34 at Stillwater Valley as the Redskins finished with a team totla of 159 followed by Russia (182) and New Bremen (196)
Clay Wilsey (40), Tim Bruns (41) and Jon Hefner and Dylan Timmerman (44 each) also contributed to Wapak’s winning score. Cole Hemmelgarn led New Bremen with a 43.
Fort Recovery 202,
CELINA — Medalist Grant Knapke (42), Blayne Tobe (49), Derek Lochtefeld (54) and Carson Rammel (57) combined for the low team total at Celina Lynx Golf Club.
BLUFFTON — Taylor West (44), Allison Kohlrieser (48), Addie Palce (50) and Emma Terrill and Olivia Place (54 each) contributed to Wapak’s winning score at Bluffton. Bluffton’s Alivia Koenig was medalist with a 42 at Bluffton Golf Club.
DELPHOS — Celina (194) won the team event against Jefferson (212) and Parkway (217) at Delphos Country Club.
Ottoville’s Allie Honigford, playing as an individual, was medalist with a 40. Celina’s Madelynn Sudhoff (43), Delphos Jefferson’s Riley Smith (51) and Parkway’s Lauren Henderson (52) had the low rounds for their respective teams. Fort Jennings’ Lexi Stant shot 64 playing as an individual.
St. Henry 198,
Marion Local 261
Medalist Ellen Naumann (40), Claire Clune (52), Elizabeth Rockwell (53) and Abby Gast (53) combined for the Redskins’ winning total at the Mercer County Elks. Emily Nietfeld led Marion Local with 57.
New Bremen 207, Versailles 213
BRADFORD — Co-medalists Amy Balster and Sarah Parker (46 each), Caylie Hall (55) and Cassie Stachler (60) combined for the winning score at Stillwater Valley Golf Club.
State men’s senior amateur
GRANVILLE — Lima’s Matt McGraw finished tied for 32nd in the Ohio Senior Amateur with a two-day total of 160 on the par 71 Denison Golf Club out of 54 players. TJ Brudzinski of Columbus was first with at 140.
No. 3 in poll
The University of Northwestern Ohio is No. 3 in the NAIA preseason coaches poll.
The Racers finished 20-3-1 overall last season and won their fourth straight WHAC regular-season title. UNOH then made its fifth consecutive appearance in the NAIA Tournament, advancing to the semifinals before falling to Spring Arbor .
UNOH opens it season at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor. The home opener for the Racers will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, against No. 7 Vanguard.
Vanguard is the first of five teams in the preseason poll that UNOH will play during the regular season. The Racers host No. 1 Spring Arbor on Aug. 29, No. 12 Keiser on Sept. 1 and No. 22 Lindsey Wilson on Sept. 8 while visiting No. 11 Marian on Sept. 16.
The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Association of Independent Institutions and Unaffiliated Groups. The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams.
No. 25 in nation
The University of Northwestern Ohio is No. 25 in the NAIA coaches preseason poll.
UNOH opens its season at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at home against UNOH Showcase at Racer Stadium, taking on Georgia Gwinnett.