South Webster takes first SOC I golf match


West wins second-straight match

Alex Hider

ahider@civitasmedia.com

If the Clay Panthers want to win their fourth straight SOC I golf title, they’ll need to play catch-up.

In the first SOC I golf match of the year, South Webster finished with a low score of 196 on Wednesday morning at the Little Scioto Golf Course in Wheelersburg.

The Jeeps were led by Luke Collins, who finished with a nine-hole score of 47. South Webster finished 14 strokes ahead of second-place Clay, winners of 13 of the last 14 SOC I golf championships. Eastern (211) and Notre Dame (222) rounded out the top four team scores.

Elias Montgomery of Western finished as the match medalist with a low score of 42, though the Indians did not have enough golfers to qualify for a team score. Clay’s Wyatt Large finished one stroke behind Montgomery with a 43, while Eastern’s Cole Haislop and Notre Dame’s Truman Hash each finished with a 44.

Tuesday’s match was the first of five SOC I matches this season. The lowest combined score throughout the season earns the conference championship. The next SOC I match will take place on Aug. 19 at Big Beaver Creek Golf Course in Piketon.

In the SOC II, West won its second-straight quad match by shooting a low score of 172 on Wednesday evening at The Elks Country Club. The Senators beat out Wheelersburg (207), Northwest (215) and Minford (216), taking first place by over 30 strokes.

West’s Jordan Tieman and Wheelersburg’s Mitchell McFarland were both named match medalists, as each shot a 33 in the nine-hole span. Marty Knittel of West was the match’s third-place finisher with a score of 45.

Though the four teams to take part in Wednesday’s match were all members of the SOC II, it did not count in the standings as an official conference match. The first SOC II match will take place on Aug. 27 at Dogwood Country Club in Chillicothe.

Box Score

SOC I MATCH AT LITTLE SCIOTO

SOUTH WEBSTER 196

Luke Collins 47

Levi Rawlins 47

Zach Bressler 50

Brayden Montgomery 52

CLAY 210

Wyatt Large 43

Hunter Mathias 48

Caleb Cline 57

Tyler Phillips 62

EASTERN 211

Cole Haislop 44

Craig Lands 48

Quentin Alley 53

Jordan Clark 56

NOTRE DAME 222

Truman Hash 44

Braden Bennington 56

Hayden Baker 61

Ethan Boerger 61

WESTERN (DNQ)

Elias Montgomery 42*

Donte Lightle 58

Ethan Dunn 62

QUAD MATCH AT ELKS COUNTRY CLUB

WEST 172

Jordan Tieman 33*

Marty Knittel 45

Cody Finley 46

Trenton Cole 48

WHEELERSBURG 207

Mitchell McFarland 33*

Blake Deck 53

Carson McCorkle 60

Boston Thompson 61

NORTHWEST 215

Cody Holsinger 49

Austin Mundhenk 51

Wyatt Litteral 56

Colton Hamblin 59

MINFORD 216

Levi Holbrook 50

Shawn Mersiel 52

Brandon Rowe 57

Alex Powell 57

* = Match Medalist

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West wins second-straight match