LIMA — Elida followed its 9-0 Western Buckeye League dual meet record with the conference tournament championship Thursday at par 72 Tamarac Golf Course.
The Bulldogs finished with a 303 team total followed by St. Marys (324), Ottawa-Glandorf (332), Van Wert (333), Shawnee (338), Defiance (345), Wapakoneta (352), Bath (369), Kenton (400) and Celina (402).
Medalist Ethan Harmon (73), Gavin Harmon (74), Carson Harmon (77) and Hunter Jolliff (79) combined for the winning team score. Bath’s Britton Hall (74), O-G’s Parker Schomaeker (79), Shawnee’s Justin Altenbach (81), St. Marys’ Austin Boley (82), Wapak’s Clay Wilsey (84), Van Wert’s Evan Knittle (85), Celina’s David Kramer (89) and Kenton’s Ethan Wirbel (92) had the low rounds for their respective schools.
St. Marys and Ottawa-Glandorf tied for the second in the league overall standings with 17 points each. Shawnee and Defiance tied for fourth (12 each) followed by Van Wert (10), Wapakoneta (9), Bath (7), Kenton (4) and Celina (2).
Ethan Harmon earned league Player of the Year honors and Elida’s Denny Thompson won Coach of the Year honors.
Joining Harmon on the all-league first team were Hall, Carson and Gavin Harmon, Defiance’s Will Lammers and Jack Vander Horst, Boley, Schomaeker, Altenbach, Wilsey, O-G’s Carter Schimmoeller and Zach Stechschulte and St. Marys’ Cole Koenig.
OTTAWA — Waynesfield-Goshen won the championship with a 339 total at par 71 Prairie View.
Medalist Hyatt Kaufman (75), Gauge Rumor (83), Chase Dunson (85) and Gavin Schneider (96) combined for the winning team total. Craig Ludwig from W-G, which also won the overall league crown, received conference coach of the year honors.
Riverside (379) finished second. Elgin and Upper Scioto Valley, which went 5-0 in NWCC dual matches, each shot 385 with Elgin having a lowering fifth-player score. Lehman Catholic (483) was fifth and Ridgemont (483) finished sixth. Perry and Temple Christian did not have enough players for a team total.
Temple Christian’s Lincoln Waters (78), Perry’s Keaton Miller (89), USV’s Tyler Gratz (92) and Ridgemont’s Collin Wallace (103) had the low rounds for their respective schools.
Liberty Benton 169
OTTAWA — Co-medalist Justin Siebeneck (38), Josh Recker (40), Ryan Klausing (41) and David Peck (41) combined for the winning total at par 36 Moose Landing. LB’s Noah Brand shared medalist honors
Miller City 192,
Patrick Henry 212
OTTAWA — Medalist TJ Michel (46), Dillon Peck (48), Thomas Weis (48) and Isabelle Vance (50) teamed up for the winning team score at par 36 Pike Run.
Minster 159, Botkins 172
Medalist Joseph Magoto (37), Grant Voisard (38), Grant Koenig (42) and Jacob Wissman (42) combined for the winning total. Alex Bajwa led Botkins with a 40.
St. Henry match play
Reed Koesters, Nate Niekamp and Sam Koesters all won matches and teammate Andrew Mescher finished all square in his to give the Redskins a 3.5-3.5 victory against Houston.
Pandora Gilboa 194,
Van Buren JV 212
Eli Huffman (45), Alex Recker (47) and Trey Hovest (48) led the way for P-G at Red Hawk. Sam Norton and Jacob Suter each shot 54 also for Pandora-Gilboa.