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Ironton golfers beat Marauders for 5th victory

PINE GROVE - Now, that's a little better.

After getting off to a bad start on Monday, the Ironton Fighting Tigers golf team bounced back Thursday with a better team performance in beating the Meigs Marauders 329 to 350 at the Ironton Country Club.

Dennis Gagai fired a 74 to take medalist honors as Ironton improved to 5-1 on the season.

Seth Christian turned in a solid effort with a 78 for Ironton, Nick Boggess shot an 84, and Justin Gillum carded a 93.

"Gagai and Christian both played well and they're both young kids," Ironton coach Jeff Kerns said. "Boggess played better and Gillum is just starting to get his stroke back. He's had a bad ankle all summer and hasn't been able to play. He had a 40 on the back nine."

The Fighting Tigers were second in their own invitational on Monday with a 338 team score.

Chesapeake won the match with a 315 team score behind scores of 77 by Phillip Butcher and Trent Finley.

Gagai again took medalist honors with a 3-over par 73. Christian and Boggess each carded an 87 and Gillum shot a 91.

South Point was third with a 355 as Tyler Stapleton shot an 83 and Caleb Copley an 83.

Portsmouth was next with a 368 followed by Fairland at 373 and Rock Hill had a 387.

Thursday's Match

Ironton Country Club

Par 70

Ironton 329, Meigs 350

Ironton: Dennis Gagai 38-36=74, Seth Christian 38-40=78, Nick Boggess 42-42=84, Justin Gillum 53-40=93, Seth Haynes 47-51=98, Ben Murphy 55-45=100.

Meigs: J Banks 39-37=76, J. Ray 40-48=88, J. Venoy 49-40=89, J. Vendy 46-51=97, C. Davidson 50-50=100, D. Bookman 51-53=104.

Ironton Invitational

Monday, Aug. 11

Ironton Country Club

Par 70

Team Scores

1. Chesapeake 315, 2. Ironton 338, 3. South Point 355, 4. Portsmouth 368, 5. Fairland 373, 6. Rock Hill 387.

Individual Scoring

Chesapeake: Butcher 38-39=77, Finley 37-40=77, Hansford 42-36=78, Rase 41-42=83, A. Copley 45-44=89, Davidson 50-53=103.

Ironton: Dennis Gagai 37-36=73, Seth Christian 47-40=87, Nick Boggess 44-43=87, Justin Gillum 45-46=91, Seth Haynes 48-50=98, Ben Murphy 55-51=106.

South Point: Stapleton 43-39=82, C. Copley 41-42=83, Norris 44-49=93, Ray 49-48=97, Jones 50-58=108.

Portsmouth: T. Babcock 46-43=89, Webster 43-42=85, Daehler 44-45=89, Covert 48-57=105.

Fairland: Zundel 44-43=87, Kidd 47-45=92, K. Staggs 50-45=95, Leadmond 50-49=99, Adams 54-55=109, R. Staggs 57-55=112.

Rock Hill:

Jayne 45-47=92, Skaggs 51-43=94, Wagner 47-53=100, Medinger 50-51=101, Williams 54-56=110.