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Fighting Tigers golf team closes with two wins

PINE GROVE – The regular season ended well.

Friday, September 21, 2001

PINE GROVE – The regular season ended well. Now the second season awaits.

The Ironton Fighting Tigers golf team closed out the regular season with wins over the South Point Pointers and Rock Hill Redmen in a tri-match Wednesday at the Ironton Country Club.

The two wins pushed Ironton’s record to 63-37. The next stop is the sectional tournament Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Ironton had one of its best performances of the year with a 148 team score led by medalist Zack Christian who shot an impressive 2-under par 34. South Point had a 165 and Rock Hill closed at 173.

"The was one of our best efforts," Ironton coach Bill Washburn said. "If we can remain consistent, we have a chance in the sectional and district. We just need to have confidence and play within ourselves and not try to worry about how anyone else is playing."

Ironton’s Jeff Parnell was the runner-up with a 37, Joe Crabtree shot a 38, and Michael McGraw completed the top four scoring with a 39.

Andy Brown was next with a 40 and Justin Gillum rounded out team play with a 47.

Tyler Stapleton shot a 38 to pace South Point. Adam Gaskin and Jared Enyart each shot a 42, Colton Copley carded a 43, and Andy Ray finished at 49.

Ryan Norris had a 42 to top the Rock Hill scoring. Brandon Medinger and Valerie McCoy each had a 43, Tyler Jayne a 45, Matt Barnard a 54, and Nathan Wagner shot a 56 to account for the rest of the team scoring.

The Ironton Fighting Tigers junior varsity picked up another win on Wednesday as they beat the Rock Hill Redmen at the Ironton Country Club.

Ironton posted a 201 team score while Rock Hill finished at 267.

The Fighting Tigers Nick Boggess shot a 44 to take medalist honors. Chandler Roland was next with a 48, Alex Fairchild was nest with a 52, and David Mize had a 57 to round out Ironton’s top four scores.

Kenny Olson finished with a 58 and Patrick Brogan had a 74 for Ironton.

Brian Skaggs shot a 62 to lead the Redmen. Tim Shively and Ben Hutchinson each had a 68, Jeremy Davidson shot a 69, and Michael Malone carded a 70.