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Fighting Tigers return to golf course with win

ARGILLITE, Ky. - Good was good enough.

The Ironton Fighting Tigers weren't at their best, but it was still good enough to win a tri-match Thursday against the Russell Red Devils and Greenup County Musketeers.

Ironton shots a 158 team score at River Bend Golf Course. Russell had a solid team effort at 163 and Greenup County finished with a 170.

Ironton coach Jeff Kerns said the rainy weather took its toll on the Fighting Tigers.

"It wasn't bad considering we haven't touched a club for four days. The (Ironton) Country Club was shut down until today (Thursday)," Kerns said. "It's good to win even when you don't have your 'A' game."

Seth Christian shot a 38 to tie Gillum of Greenup and Scott of Russell for low score. Christian then won a playoff on the first hole to earn medalist honors.

Dennis Gagai was just one stroke behind Christian and Gavin Harbolt had his best round of the fall with a 39. Nathan Kerns shot a 42, Blake Roth carded a 46 and Jay Rudmann came in with a 52.

"It was a good team effort. Seth is still playing well," coach Kerns said. "Right now we just have to get back to playing on a regular basis."

Ironton, now 34-1 on the season, plays at West Union Tuesday before returning home next Thursday.

Greeenup Tri-Match

At River Bend Golf Course

Ironton 158: Seth Christian 38, Dennis Gagai 39, Gavin Harbolt 39, Nathan Kerns 42, Blake Roth 46, Jay Rudmann 52.

RUSSELL 163:

Scott 38, Warnock 41, Turner 41, Bradley 43, Conley 46, Smith 48.

GREENUP 170:

Gillum 38, Abdon 41, Felty 45, Middleton 46, Hieneman 47, Wright 48.