Fresh off their victory in the NWOAL Golf Tournament, the Archbold Blue Streaks shot a combined total of 310 to finish in second place at the Division II Sectional Championship at Detwiler Park Golf Course in Toledo last Thursday and advance to the District II Tournament in Findlay. “I think it’s a school record,” said Archbold coach Mike Rosebrook of the 310 score. “I don’t think Archbold has ever shot that score at a sectional tournament.”
Playing in blustery conditions and under the threat of rain for most of the day, the Streaks were led by Senior Ian Radabaugh who shot a 73 for a third place finish in the individual standings and Freshman Kade Kern who carded a 76. Rounding out the team total was junior Brandon Miller with an 80 and junior Trevor Rupp with an 81. Not included in the scoring was sophomore Mitch Grosjean with an 87. No other local teams or individuals advanced.
Toledo Central Catholic took home the Sectional title with a top score of 300 and Rossford, the third and final team to qualify, had a 324.
“They’re really happy. They played a solid round,” an obviously proud Rosebrook said of his team. “It’s nice to see all that hard work pay off.”
The Blue Streaks will now travel to Findlay on Thursday, October 6, for the District II Tournament which will be played at Red Hawk Run Golf Course where they will compete against eight other highly-skilled teams and twelve individuals. Red Hawk Run is a “links” course which means it features wide open areas with few trees, high grass off the fairway and dune-like elevations. It also offers its share of water hazards with two lakes and six holes which require shooting over a creek.
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