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Ironton sixth at HI tourney

HUNTINGTON, W.

Monday, September 10, 2001

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Better, but…The Ironton Fighting Tigers put together a much better showing Saturday in the Huntington Invitational at Esquire Country Club, but coach Bill Washburn wasn’t totally pleased.

Ironton had a 412 team score place sixth in the 24-team field. Cabell Midland had a 382 to win the tournament followed by Logan (Oh.) with 395, Spring Valley and George Washington at 403, and Wyoming East was fifth at 409.

"Overall we played better than we did in the St. Charles Invitational, but we’re still making too many high scores on holes," Washburn said. "We had two players make a nine and 11 times we had a six. That’s got to come down for us to be successful."

Senior Andy Brown had another solid match as he finished third overall in the individual scoring. Brown had a 1-over 73 to place behind medalist Nathan Kinker of Cabell Midland who shot a 67 and runner-up Josh Cimbar of George Washington who had a 71.

Ironton’s Michael McGraw finished with an 83 while Joe Crabtree and Zach Christian each shot an 84. Jeff Parnell completed the scoring with an 88 as all five scores were counted in the tournament.

Ironton hosts a 7-team match Monday at the Ironton Country Club.

Huntington Invitational

Cabell Midland 382

Logan, Oh. 395

George Washington 403

Spring Valley 403

Wyoming East 409

Ironton 412

Greenup County, Ky. 415

Huntington 416

Jackson, Oh. 422

Greenbrier East 423

Gilmer County 424

South Point 434

Fairland 437

Wheelersburg 445

South Charleston 446

Ashland, Ky. 449

Point Pleasant 454

Capital 455

Johnson Central, Ky. 522

Huntington St. Joe DQ

Williamstown DQ

Hurricane DQ

Charleston Catholic DQ

Robert C. Byrd DQ

(Teams who did not have five scores were disqualified)

Top Individuals

Par 72

Nathan Kinker, Cabell Midland 67

Josh Cimbar, George. Washington 71

Andy Brown, Ironton 73

Jason Gerken, Logan 74

Anthony Reale, Gilmer County 74

Ryan Turner, Huntington High 74

Paul Miller, Wheelersburg 74

Jared Jones, Spring Valley 74

Martin Payne, Hurricane 74