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Edison girls place eighth at host Invitational

By DAN ANGELO • Updated Aug 7, 2019 at 7:31 PM

HURON TWP. — Host Edison was eighth and Bellevue was fifth in the large field on Wednesday at the Edison Invitational held at Thunderbird South Golf Course.

Ashland took the top team honors with a 315, while Olmsted Falls took runners-up with a 340. Huron was third (352) and Lexington fourth (356). Bellevue finished fifth in the field at 358, followed by the host Chargers in eighth (382), Oak Harbor in 10th (386), Perkins in 12th (401), Clyde in 13th (407), St. Paul in 15th (426), Norwalk in 17th (432), Vermilion in 20th (474), Port Clinton in 21st (483) and St. Mary Central Catholic in 22nd (486)

Ashland’s Anna Watson was the individual medalist at 69, two ahead of Shelby’s Nicole Jones and three in front of Arrows teammate Kira Moore.

Bellevue made it to state a year ago and return Lara Spurlock and Olivia Martinez from that squad.

“We lost three pretty good players who went to state, but I’ve got some young kids who played pretty well today,” Bellevue coach Walt Snyder said. “I start with two real good players from last year’s state team and (Keyara) Snyder was our sixth person last year.”

Spurlock led Bellevue with a school-record 78 for an 18-hole tournament, breaking the mark of 81 set by Claire Berry. The senior tied the school mark of 38 for a nine-hole match of Megan Brugnone during play on Tuesday.

“I think we were all trying too stay out of our heads and focus on one shot at a time instead of as the season as a whole,” Spurlock said. “I think we’ll do a lot better.”

The Bellevue scoring was rounded out by 89s from Martinez and Schneider and a 102 from Isabel Sanchez.

Jordan Pruitt, the 2018 Sandusky Bay Conference Bay Division Player of the Year, also had a record day, tying the 18-hole mark of 74, set by Bailey Bixler in 2008. She missed setting the record by carding a double-bogey on No. 18.

“It was a really, really good day, except for 18,” Pruitt said. “I want to see our girls grow and, obviously. get better this year because we’re more than capable of doing that.”

The Edison scoring included a 93 from Lauren Neher, a 100 from Hunter Barylski, and a 115 from Ava Grant.

“I think, overall, we could have played better,” Edison coach Lisa Kelble said. “I think they struggled a little on certain holes that they normally don’t struggle on, but I know all my girls have put in the work. I think they will learn a lot of today and as the season progresses, they are only going to get better.”

Sara Scavuzzo was the St. Paul leader at 95, followed by Tori Pocos at 108, Sammy Lippert at 111 and Brooke Bleile at 112.

Norwalk got scoring from Noelle Jackson (99), Hannah Dumbeck (106), Chloe Thomas (106), and Mylea Barber (121).


Norwalk boys fifth at Port Clinton

CATAWBA ISLAND — The Norwalk boys golf team placed fifth overall out of 18 teams on Wednesday at the 13th annual Port Clinton Classic, contested at the Catawba Island Club course.

The Truckers finished with a 360 score amongst their top five golfers, which was behind champion Genoa (334), Perkins (350), Findlay Liberty-Benton (352) and Parma Padua (353).

For the Truckers, Justin Sommers shot a 44-41—85, which tied for the sixth-best individual score out of the 18 teams.

Also for Norwalk, Kyle Smith shot a 46-41—87, followed by Zach Crane (51-41—92), Carter Kluding (48-48—96) and Caleb Sommers (55-53—108).

Willard placed 11th with a 390, and was led by Micah Dawson (44-43—87), Ian Brown (47-43—90) and Trey Mock (49-46—95). Also scoring for the Crimson Flashes was Jake Cok (61-57—118) and Cole Weiss (63-68—131).

Bellevue was two strokes behind Willard in 13th. Hudson Strayer paced the Redmen with a 46-44—90, followed by Alex Martinez (53-45—98), Hayden Foos (53-47—100), Adam Hosang (50-54—104) and Layne Krupp (58-54—112).

For 13th-place New London, Sean Armold tied for the sixth-best score with Sommers with a 42-43—85. He was followed by Carter Eibel (45-47—92), Kotiana Barber (58-53—111), Sean Andolesk (55-56—111) and Marcus Mayhorn (60-53—113).

For Edison (453), Aden Hall shot a 43-49—92. He was followed by Matthew Pounds (53-58—111), Noah Pulaski (58-56—114), Connor Betts (70-66—136) and Sean Rhodes (71-68—139).

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