Batavia and Bethel-Tate linksmen’s drive earn teams Southern Buckeye golf championships

Clermont County’s varsity golf teams have completed their respective league tournaments.

Southern Buckeye Conference National Division

Batavia easily gained the SBC-N crown. After the five-round tournament, the Bulldogs had taken 923 strokes, Georgetown 1,069, and Blanchester 1,090. Felicity and Georgetown did not compete in the fifth round and thus did not compile a full team score.

Round One was played on the par 36 front nine at Elks Run. Batavia’s Tyler Hawk and Brent Boggs shared the medalist honors with a 37. The Green and White’s Bill Braselton was third (38), Felicity’s Tyler Utter, fifth (42), the Bulldogs’ Brent Braselton and Erik Hughes, sixth (43), and teammate Phil Heckle, eighth (44). Team scores: Batavia 155, Georgetown 179, Felicity 196, Blanchester 202, and East Clinton 203.

Round Two was played on the par 36 back nine at Wilmington Elks. The Braselton brothers were co-medalists with 36, Hawk and Hughes, third (39), Boggs, sixth (41), and Heckler and Felicity’s Alex Jarman, 10th (43). Team scores: Batavia 150, Blanchester 170, Georgetown 174, Felicity 189, and East Clinton 201.

Round Three was played on the par 35 front nine at The Pines. Boggs was medalist leading all with a 35, Hawk was runner-up (37), the Braseltons tied for fourth (38), Jarman, seventh (40), and Hughes, eighth (41). Team scores: Batavia 148, Georgetown 167, Blanchester 173, Felicity 177, and East Clinton 178.

Round Four was played on the par 35 front nine at Snow Hill. Boggs, the medalist, stroked a 37, Bill Braselton, second (39), Hawk and Heckle, third (40), and Brent Braselton, seventh (45). Team scores: Batavia 156, Blanchester 182, Georgetown 183, East Clinton 188, and Felicity 214.

Round Five was played on all par 71 eighteen holes at White Oak. Hawk stroked a 76 to earn medalist laurels, Boggs was second (77), Brent Braselton, third (80), and Bill Braselton and Hughes, fourth (81). Team scores: Batavia 314, Blanchester 363, Georgetown 366. Felicity and East Clinton did not field complete five-man squads.

Overall, Boggs, a junior, was the medalist with a five-round total of 227, Hawk was runner-up (229), Bill Braselton, third (232), Brent Braselton, fourth (242), Hughes, sixth (250), Heckle, seventh (255). Jarman paced Felicity by finishing 11th overall with 271.

“I’m proud of the way all six of our golfers were in the top seven (in the conference tournament). They played well,” said coach Brett Harris of his conference titlists. “Tyler (Hawk), Billy (Braselton), and (Derek) Boggs really stepped it up for us. We had the top four in the league and I’m very proud of that.”

Southern Buckeye Conference American Division

Bethel-Tate earned the championship after the five-round showdown. The Tigers totaled 1,031 strokes, Western Brown shot 1,037, Goshen 1,075, New Richmond 1,132, and Clermont Northeastern 1,206.

Going into the tournament, Western Brown appeared to be the favorite to win the title, but the Red and Gray came on strong.

“We had the lead going into that final round. It was originally scheduled to be played at Wilmington Elks, but it rained and was postponed,” said Harold Messer, coach of the SBC-N champions. “When it was rescheduled to be played at White Oak (Western Brown’s home course) I was concerned. But the playing conditions were not that good and neither us or Western played that well and we were able to hang on.”

Messer noted that Tyler Pace “came through for us” with his results noticeably improved from regular-season scores turned in.

Kevin Hornsby, Goshen junior, was the medalist with a 241. Bethel-Tate’s PJ Canter was second (248), Tyler Pace of Bethel-Tate, fifth (265), Zach Stiers of Bethel-Tate, seventh (268), Tommy Galea of Bethel-Tate, eighth (270), and Quenton Simpson of Bethel-Tate, ninth (272). Josh Erdman turned in New Richmond’s best score of 277 and Mitchell Werner registered Clermont Northeastern’s best total with 306.

The first four rounds were nine-hole battles.

Round One was played at Friendly Meadows. Canter was the medalist with a 38 on his home course, Hornsby, was second with a 40, Stiers and Galea tied for third (43), Travis Tolin of Bethel-Tate, fifth (44), and Nick Keller of Goshen and Pace, seventh (45). Team scores: Bethel-Tate 168, Western Brown 179, Goshen 180, Clermont Northestern 203, and New Richmond 212.

Round Two was played at Cedar Trace. Hornsby’s 39 earned medalist honors. Canter was runner-up (40), Galea, third (42), Keller, fifth (43), and Simpson and Stiers, eighth (44). Team scores: Bethel-Tate 170, Western Brown 172, Goshen 179, Clermont Northeastern 192, and New Richmond 193.

Round Three took place at Deer Trace. Hornsby made a 37 to be the medalist on his home course. Simpson was second (38), Canter, fourth (40), Keller and Tolin, fifth (42), Josh Erdman of New Richmond and Stiers, eighth (43). Team scores: Bethel-Tate 163, Western Brown 167, Goshen 171, New Richmond 189, and Clermont Northeastern 208.

Round Four was played at White Oak. William Tedrick of Goshen and Pace paced the Clermont countians by placing third (42), Simpson, fifth (43), Hornsby and Erdman, seventh (44), and Denver Young of New Richmond and Hornsby and Stiers, tenth (45). Team scores: Western Brown 165, Bethel-Tate 175, New Richmond 176, Goshen 184, and Clermont Northeastern 191.

Round Five was an 18-hole match at White Oak. Hornsby led the SBC-N with his 10-over 81 that tied him for fourth place overall in combination results with the SBC-A linksmen. Canter was ninth with 85. Rusty Simmons led New Richmond with 88 and Werner was best for CNE with 96. Team scores: Western Brown 354, Bethel-Tate 355, Goshen 361, New Richmond 362, and Clermont Northeastern 412.

Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division

The final team totals were Wilmington 318, Turpin 321, Kings 329, Amelia 347, Little Miami 358, and Walnut Hills 402.

Eric Fedus paced Amelia with his seventh place overall finish with an 81, Ahren Kirschner made an 87, Billy Rhinehart 89, and Joshua Kellerman 90.

Fort Ancient Valley Conference Girls Tournament

The final team totals were Mason 326, Kings 389, Anderson 424, Turpin 433, Wilmington 444, Harrison 445, Glen Este 477, Little Miami 483, Northwest 497, and Mount Healthy 538. Amelia did not field a team.

Lacey Smith turned in GE’s best score with a 112, Hannah Macke had 115, Sophie Charlton 121, and Paige Boso 129.

Greater Miami Conference

The final team totals were Lakota East 608, Fairfield 622, Sycamore 624, Colerain 641, Oak Hills 642, Lakota West 672, Middletown 676, Milford 691, Princeton 709, and Hamilton 744.

Jeremy Nichols and Kyle Jones turned in the best scores for Milford with 164 and 166, respectively. Jacob Losser shot 181, Jordan Burger 185, and Tyler Regueyra 190.

Greater Miami Conference Girls Tournament

The final team totals were Lakota West 659, Colerain 749, Sycamore 751, Middletown 802, Lakota East 820, Oak Hills 822, Milford 841, Princeton 907, Fairfield 930, and Hamilton 969.

Jackie Toth’s 202 was the E-Gals’ best score. Kelsee Muldoon putted 205, Nicole Stephan 219, Sydney Anderson 220, and Audra Wade 221.

Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division

The final team totals were Harrison 333, Loveland 334, Mason 337, Anderson 367, Glen Este 377, and Winton Woods 383.

Kyle Sizemore paced GE with an 18-hole score of 91, Tyler Hughes stroked 92, Chris Sunderman 95, and Devin Stanton 99.

Regular Season

Batavia 158, Milford 165

The Bulldogs’ Billy Braselton shot a one-over 37 on the front nine at Elks Run. Teammate Tyler Hawk shot 38.

Harrison 163, Glen Este 173

This game took place on the front nine at Circling Hills.

Girls Golf

Mariemont 197, Taylor 198, Glen Este 240

This game took place on the front nine at California.