Clay's Ryan Hines had the low score. West came away with the win.
Hines blistered a two-under par 33 at Shawnee State Park Golf Course Wednesday to grab medalist honors. Despite the “gem” of a round, Clay finished seven strokes behind West, which won the tri-match with a score of 153. The Panthers shot a 160, while South Webster had a 167.
West had a trio shoot 38. Nathan Brandenburg, Noah O'Rourke and Matt Folsom all turned in three-over par rounds, while Matt Simpson turned a 39 for the Senators.
“I was very pleased to go up against two teams the caliber of Clay and South Webster and come away with a victory,” said West coach Eric Gray. “The conditions were grueling. The heat and humidity were high, and it was miserable.”
“We were fortunate to put four golfers in the 30s,” said Gray. “I was especially pleased with the play of Matt Folsom. He was very steady throughout the round.”
“West played really well tonight. Any time you put four players in the 30s, it's great,” said Clay coach Mark Pelfrey. “These are probably the three best teams in the SOC this year, and it was a good match. Ryan is playing strong right now, and putting well. He is just playing well right now, and has been under par the last three matches.”
Medalist - Ryan Hines (Clay) 33.
West (153) - Nathan Brandenburg 38, Noah O'Rourke 38, Matt Folsom 38, Matt Simpson 39, Charlie Cooper 40, Mark Newman 44.
Clay (160) - Ryan Hines 33, Evan Keaton 41, Josh Riddlebarger 41, Bussler 44, N. Blanton 46, McKenzie 53.
South Webster (167) - Seth Ashley 39, Corey Lawhun 41, Corey Jackson 43, Kyle Ramey 44, Matt Haywood 46.
Wheelersburg 162, Waverly 189, Eastern Pike 214
Wheelersburg's Andrew Rawlings fired a 37 to lead all scorers at Big Beaver Creek Golf Course on Wednesday afternoon. Charles Floyd followed Rawlings' score with a 39, Matt Montavon delivered a 42 and Aaron Salyers shot a 44. The Pirates finished 27 strokes ahead of the second place team from Waverly.
“We had a strong round from freshmen Webb Ballard, who shot a 42 (as an extra),” said Wheelersburg coach Jarod Shaw. “It was not a bad all-around performance.”
Wheelersburg's next match is today at Shawnee State Park Golf Course against West, Green and Minford.
Medalist - Andrew Rawlings (Wheelersburg) 37.
Waverly - Tackett 41
Eastern - Roman Slone 40
Wheelersburg - Andrew Rawlings 37, Charles Floyd 39, Matt Montavon 42, Aaron Salyers 44.