Fighting Tigers win Portsmouth tourney

Published 2:14 am Friday, August 14, 2009

PORTSMOUTH — Balance is best.

The Ironton Fighting Tigers golf team didn’t have the medalist in the Portsmouth Invitational on Thursday, but the overall team balance produced a two-stroke victory.

After winning their own invitational on Monday and a triangular on Wednesday, Ironton won its third match of the season with a 319 score while Portsmouth Clay had a 321 total.

Mason Weisgarber and Josh Zornes shot 78s to lead Ironton. Jonathan Williams was just two strokes back at 80, Andy Holtzapfel shot an 83 and Josh Mullins carded an 84.

Weisgarber and Zornes finished in a four-way tie overall in the individual standings. Williams tied Hillsboro’s Will McKenna for ninth place.

Jackson’s Morgan Dobbins took medalist honors with a 72. He was second to Zornes at the Ironton Invitational.

West Union, who shot a 360 on Monday, was third with a 325 score. The Dragons improvement was bolstered by the return of Corey Richmond who missed the Ironton tournament.

Gallipolis was fourth at 330, one stroke ahead of Wheelersburg.

Ironton plays Chesapeake in Huntington, W.Va., Monday.

Portsmouth Invitational

Team Scores

Ironton 319

Portsmouth Clay 321

West Union 325

Gallipolis 330

Wheelersburg 331

Huntington Ross 342

Jackson 351

Zane Trace 355

Hillsboro 356

Portsmouth West 357

Portsmouth 358

Chillicothe 376

Piketon 379

Wellston 388

South Webster 389

Circleville 406

Southeastern 448

Northwest 482

Individual Leaders

Morgan Dobbins, Jackson 72

Tanner Huntley, W. Union 74

Cody Bussler, Ports. Clay 77

Corey Richmond, W. Union 77

C. Williams, Hunt. Ross 77

Mason Weisgarber, Ironton 78

Josh Zornes, Ironton 78

Drew Davis, Zane Trace 78

Josh Riddlebarger, Clay 78

Kyle Cline, Wheelersburg 79

Jonathan Williams, Ironton 80

Will McKenna, Hillsboro 80

Overall Team Scoring

Ironton 319: Mason Weisgarberg 78, Josh Zornes 78, Jonathan Williams 80, Andy Holtzapfel 83, Josh Mullins 84.

Portsmouth Clay 321: Josh Riddlebarger 78, Cody Bussler 77, Johnny McKenzie 85, Kyle Pollard 90, Cam Caseman 81.

West Union 325: Corey Richmond 77, Tanner Huntley 74, Cody Spriggs 84, Robbie Pell 90, Chris Jones 96.

Gallipolis 330: Nick Saunders 87, Jordan Cornwell 87, Corey Hamilton 81, Rob Canady 80, Boeing Smith 82.

Wheelersburg 331: Nathan Rawlins 85, Webb Ballard 83, Kyle Cline 79, Casey Pennington 90, Bryce Hall 84.

Huntington Ross 342: C. Williams 77, Z. Thompson 84, D. Irvin 82, J. Neff 99, B. Colegrove 106.

Jackson 351: Morgan Dobbins 72, Dylan Newsom 82, Tyler Williams 99, Alec Ray 98, Ayron Lord 129.

Zane Trace 355: Drew Davis 78, Jordan Long 83, Seth Ash 98, Joe Speakman 97, Daniel Melton 97.

Hillsboro 356: Will McKenna 80, Thomas Wilkin 101, Mike Moler 103, Josh Clarck 90, Emanuel Turner 85.

Portsmouth West 357: Kyle Brandenburg 90, Anthony Knittel 93, Daulton Kenyon 85, Taylor Bailey 89, Jacob Hatfield 111.

Portsmouth 358: Evan Sommer 82, Ian Rowland 97, Cody Minton 88, Mitch Gower 91, Levi Porter 110.

Chillicothe 376: John Lods 82, Ian Dennis 92, Joey Davis 100, Tyler Semancik 102, Gabe Preston 107.

Piketon 379: Jordan Buckler 92, Saxon Nace 92, Deric Lameson 95, Jay Davis 99, Taylor Leslie 93.

Wellston 388: Blake Downard 94, Nick Derrow 98, Thomas Scaggs 99, Tony Spano 97, Mac Crabtree 133.

South Webster 389: Zack Humphreys 88, Drew Williams 89, Tim Faulk 95, Curey Dyer 117.

Circleville 406: Nathan Kern 90, Kyle Dickey 106, Jacob Spangler 99, Matt Branham 115, Daniel Greenlee 111.

Southeastern 448: Ben Davis 86, Mie Cooper 112, R.C. Tumbleson 127, Abby Magill 123.

Northwest 482: Cory Prose 81, Dean Whitt 127, Nathan Monroe 137, Hunter Biggs 137.