Chesapeake captures OVC golf crown

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 19, 2003

LAVALETTE, W.Va. - This time, there was no upset winner.

The Chesapeake Panthers were the favorites to win the Ohio Valley Conference golf championship last year, but the Fairland Dragons pulled off the upset win.

Chesapeake was favored again this year, only this time the Panthers left little doubt that they gained their revenge in claiming the league title.

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The Panthers posted a 318 team total to finish 23 strokes ahead of runner-up Fairland Thursday in the OVC Tournament at Sugarcreek Golf Course. South Point was third at 351 followed by River Valley at 388 and Rock Hill had a 404.

P.J. Rase led the Panthers with a 76 as he tied Fairland's Brent Kidd for the low score. Rase then claimed medalist honors when he shot par on the first playoff hole while Kidd had a bogey.

Phillip Butcher and Chris Hansford shot 77 and 80, respectively, and joined Rase to give the Panthers three players on the All-OVC team.

South Point's Tyler Stapleton had a 78 and River Valley's Randy Sharrett shot an 80 to earn all-league honors along with Kidd and the Chesapeake trio.

Ohio Valley Conference Golf Championship

Team Scores



South Point351

River Valley388

Rock Hill404


P.J. Rase*, Chesapeake76

Brent Kidd, Fairland76

Phillip Butcher, Chesapeake77

Tyler Stapleton, South Point78

Chris Hansford, Chesapeake80

Randy Sharrett, River Valley80

*-won playoff for low medalist

Individual Team Scores

Chesapeake 318: P. J. Rase 76, Phillip Butcher 77, Chris Hansford 80, Trent Finley 85, Tyler Angle 91, Scott Davidson 99.

Fairland 341: Brent Kidd 76, Kyle Wise 85, Joey Zundel 90, Kendall Staggs 90, Rich Staggs 93, Matt Leadmon 97.

South Point 351: Tyler Stapleton 78, Justin Lewis 89, Andy Ray 90, Chase McWhorter 94, Josh Jones 94, Zach Norris 95.

River Valley 388: Randy Sharrett 80, Joey Hager 101, Darren Clark 103, Justin Nolan 103, Craig Barker 110, Colby Reese 122.

Rock Hill 404: Tyler Jayne 91, Brandon Medinger 96, Nathan Wagner 101, Michael Williams 116, Nick Bryant 119, John Dickess 120.