September 6th-MONTPELIER: Riverside Greens was packed on Saturday, as Stryker hosted 15 teams at the Panther Invitational. The tournament was a fiercely competitive one, and the match came down to a 5 stroke difference separating first and second place.
Home team Stryker took the win with a collective score of 315. Medalist Chad Ruffer shot a 76 on Stryker’s behalf. Tanner and Hayden Clingaman each fired a 78 for the Panthers. Austin Frisbe offered an 83 to the winning cause.
Second place belonged to Wauseon, who shot a 320 as a unit. Brady Rupp has the lowest score on the day with a 71, giving him medalist honors for the Indians. Also achieving medalist status was Trevor Dominique with a 72. Anna Marshall shot an 85, and Tyler Clausen a 92 to round out Wauseon’s scoring. David Williams was disqualified.
In fourth place, North Central put up a 350. The Eagles were led by David Pinc and his 79 strokes. Jordan Reeves fired an 85. while teammates Brady Zuver and Dakota Pitts offered an 87 and 99 respectively to the North Central total.
Hilltop brought home fifth place, resting on the 79 put up by Isaac VanArsdalen. A pair of 89s shot by Colin Sabins and Zach Roehrs also added to the Cadet score. Teammate Trevor Shipman contributed a 97.
Montpelier earned a sixth place standing, due in large part to the 82 swings taken by Sam Rings. Hunter Shaull was just a single stroke behind teammate Rings, shooting an 83. Clay O’Neal scored a 95, and Andrew Luke a 97 for the Locomotives, putting their total at 357.
The Bombers of Edon weren’t far behind the Locos, shooting a team score of 359. Alex Kirkingburg was a medalist at the event, firing off a 76. Jim Peckham offered an 82 to the Bomber effort. Hayden Runyan swung a 92, and Evan Fisk a 109 for Edon as well.
Fayette scored a 388 collectively, guided by Tharyn Colegrove’s 91. Justin White added a 99 for the Eagles, one stroke behind Kamren Randall’s 98. Michael Brubaker shot a 100.
The Pettisville Blackbirds totaled a 441, led by the clubs of Matt Krill, who shot an 89. Evan King fired a 95 for Pettisville, while teammates Hannah Meller and Andrew Cananda made a 123 and 134 contribution respectively to the team score.