Harbolt helps Fighting Tiger golfers see their way to victory

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 20, 2005

GALLIPOLIS - There's an old saying that goes, "What you can't see can't hurt you."

Case in point is the Ironton Fighting Tigers who won Monday's tri-match over Gallipolis and River Valley.

Despite not playing at the Cliffside Country Club the past two years, Ironton's golfers played as though they were in a home match.

Email newsletter signup

"We haven't played this course in two years. It was a good effort. It's hard to get out and play a course you don't see every now and then," Ironton coach Jeff Kerns said.

Gavin Harbolt saw the course extremely well as he took medalist honors with a season-best score of 37 including a 30-foot birdie putt.

Dennis Gagai had a 39, Nathan Kerns shot 41, and Jay Rudmann carded a 43 as Ironton had a 160 team total.

"Gavin stepped up and played pretty well for us. It was good to see him four or five shots below his average. I was pleased with his effort," Ironton coach Jeff Kerns said.

"Dennis and Nathan gave us good play again. They've both been very consistent all season. And Jay did a nice job, too."

Also playing for Ironton were Blake Roth with a 49 and Drew Sanders with a 50.

Ironton's Seth Christian did not make the trip due to an injury.

Gallipolis finished with a 171 mark and River Valley had a 185 team score.

Ironton, 46-3, hosts Meigs and Ashland, Ky., Thursday.

Gallipolis Tri-Match

Ironton 160: Dennis Gagai 39, Nathan Kerns 41, Blake Roth 49, Gavin Harbolt 37, Jay Rudmann 43, Drew Sanders 50.

Gallipolis 171: Greg Russell 40, Andy Noe 46, Travis Stout 45, Kyle Hunter 40, Tyler Houck 46, Kamal Bayal 47.

River Valley 185: Craig Yeagers 46, Craig Barker 48, Bruce Stout 48, Justin Nolan 43.