County linksmen preparing for upcoming tourneys

Bethel-Tate has won 11 of its first 14 matches.

“It’s been a good season,” said coach Harold Messer. “Our five have been playing consistent. We have six freshmen, four sophomores, and one junior on the team with three seniors so I expect us to be good for the next few years.”

Senior P. J. Canter has the best nine-hole average among the Tigers with 40.5 strokes. Others “playing steady and averaging in the low 40s” are senior Quenton Simpson and freshmen Zach Stiers, Tommy Galea, and Travis Tolin.

Clermont Northeastern coach Scott Wells has a respectable squad of three seniors and five sophomores.

“We’re very inexperienced because we’re so young, but they have great potential,” Wells said.

Senior Travis Powell is averaging 41 and sophomore Mitchell Werner is averaging 46.

Felicity has defeated Ripley, Blanchester, and East Clinton this season under head coach Wade Ellis . The Cardinals sport one senior, one junior, two sophomores, and one freshman.

“I’ve been real pleased with their efforts. We’ve come real close to winning in a few other of our matches,” said Ellis. “I hope to recruit more players, get more out for next year.”

Senior Alex Jarman has the best average for the Cardinals shooting in the mid 40s. Junior Tyler Utter is also averaging in the 40s and freshman Preston Friend has “been a good team asset.”

New Richmond has just about been breaking even in the results of its contests.

“We have a lot of good kids, but this has been a mediocre season. We had some good scores, though, here and there,” said coach Tom Gilfillen.

Junior Rusty Simmons has the best nine-hole average on the squad, 41. Senior Nate Kramer is averaging 43 and junior Denver Young 44. In addition to Kramer, the Red and Black are led by a pair of additional seniors, Kelsey Glover and Megan Bird.

Southern Buckeye Conference American Division (Round Two)

Bethel-Tate 170 Western Brown 172 Goshen 179 Clermont Northeastern 192 New Richmond 193

Goshen’s Kevin Hornsby was the medalist with a four-over 39 at Cedar Trace. Bethel’s P. J. Canter and CNE’s Travis Powell made 40 strokes each.

Greater Miami Conference Tournament

In Round One Milford was eighth among ten teams with 352 strokes; Lakota East is the leader with 306. After the second and final round the Eagles remained in eighth place with 691 strokes; Lakota East took the championship laurels with 608. The second round took place at Weatherwax.

Milford 164 Princeton 167

Kyle Jones led the Eagles with a two-over 38 on the east side at Glenview.

Milford 159 Glen Este 179

The Eagles’ Jones was medalist with a one-over 37 on the front nine at Deer Track. Teammate Jeremy Nichols stroked 38.

Batavia 158 Milford 165

The Bulldogs’ Billy Braselton took one-over 37 shots on the front nine at Elks Run. Teammate Tyler Hawk made 38 strokes.

Amelia 150 Cincinnati Country Day 172

The Barons’ Eric Fedus earned medalist honors with a one-under 34 on the front nine at Lindale.

Turpin 144 Amelia 157

Fedus make 35 swings on the par-34 front nine at Lindale.

Bethel-Tate 158 New Richmond 167

Bethel-Tate’s Simpson and New Richmond’s Simmons and Young shared medalist honors with four-over 38 on the front nine at Taylor Glen.


Fort Ancient Valley Conference Tournament

Glen Este was seventh among the ten teams making 477 strokes. Mason won the showdown with 326 strokes.

Taylor 179 Hamilton 212 Glen Este 236

This game took place on the front nine at Shawnee Lookout.

Oak Hills 189 Milford 199

The E-Gals’ Jackie Toth was medalist with a 10-over 45 at Neumann Red.