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Ironton advances to district golf tourney

WEST PORTSMOUTH — Since the Ironton Fighting Tigers played better, they’ll get a chance to play again.

Ironton improved over its score last year to place fourth in the Div. II sectional golf tournament at the Shawnee State Golf Course and qualify for the district

tournament.

Led by medalist Nathan Kerns with a 3-under par 69, Ironton had a 327 score and was one of the top five teams to advance to the district tournament.

“We played pretty well. We shot better than 350 last year, so we had quite of an improvement,” said Ironton coach Jeff Kerns.

Kerns had 13 pars, four birdies and just one bogey over the 18-hole course.

Andy Holtzapfel, Josh Cooke, and John Williams all carded an 86 to round out Ironton’s total. Mason Weisgarber was the No. 5 golfer for Ironton and shot an 89.

Portsmouth West took advantage of playing on its home course by shooting a 308 to win the sectional.

West Union had a 310 score to finished second, Wheelersburg was just one stroke ahead of Ironton, and Piketon had a 344 total to place fifth, also one shot ahead of the next team, Lucasville Valley.

Ironton will play in the district tournament at Cook’s Creek on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Ohio High School Golf

Boys Div. II Sectional Tournament

At Shawnee State Golf Course

1. Portsmouth West 308: Simpson 38-36=74, Bradbury 40-37=77, Bond 41-42=83, O’Rourke 37-38=75, Cooper 42-40=82.

2. West Union: Schneider 34-36=70, Lawler 35-40=75, Richmond 36-45=81, McCarty 36-45=81, Pell 46-46=92.

3. Wheelersburg 326: Floyod 37-39=76, Diles 39-42=81, Rawlings 41-44=85, Montavon 40-45=85, Ballard 40-44=84.

4. Ironton 327: Nathan Kerns 33-36=39, Andy Holtzapfel 42-44=86, Josh Cooke 38-48=86, John Williams 43-43=86, Mason Weisgarber 44-45=89.

5. Piketon 344: Nutt 40-45=85, Crace 41-44=85, Blanton 41-45=86, Robbins 45-43=88, Lamberson 50-57=107.

6. Lucasville Valley 345: Burchett 38-49=87, McPheters 49-47=96, Evans 41-40=81, Bukiewicz 42-44=86, Adams 44-47=91.

7. Portsmouth 350: Doll 36-39=75, Gowdy 39-48=87, Harcha 42-46=88, Lacy 46-56=102, Clifford 49-51=100.

8. Fairland 357: T. Perry 47-47=94, A. Perry 43-45=88, J. Earl 42-46=88, T. Franklin 42-46=88, C. Ward 45-48=93.

9. Northwest 365: McCain 42-45=87, Hill 45-47=92, Prose 44-43=87, Tuffle 58-54=112, Tesler 48-51=91.

10. South Point 370: Z. Taylor 45-50=95, W. Hall 42-50=92, W. Hall 45-45=90, D. Viglianco 47-46=47-46=93, T. Gregory 59-57=116.

11. Waverly 371: Rouse 39-45=84, Tackett 46-47=93, Lavier 38-44=82Husk 52-61=113, Leatherwood 54-57=111.

12. Minford 393: Hempill 49-45=94, 2. Johnson 41-53=94, Stimpert 54-48=102, Gampp 55-55=110, Zempter 45-58=103.

13. Eastern Brown 395: Knapp 48-54=102, Coborn 47-60=107, Ballein 45-47=92, Orr 46-48=94, Meeker 56-59=113.

14. Rock Hill 395: N. Davenport 48-44=92, D. McGuire 47-50-97, C. Bernard 50-54=104, J. Crank 55-55=110, C. Donahue 50-54=104.