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Ironton golfers take 3rd

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — Give the Ironton Fighting Tigers’ golf team an “A-minus.”

Ironton faced its first big test of the season and finished third in the tough 19-team field of the Huntington Invitational Saturday.

The Huntington tournament is different from other similar events. Teams play five golfers but all five scores are counted instead of the top four.

Hurricane had a 381 score to win the tournament. Cabell Midland was second at 383 and had the medalist as Brooke Bellomy shot a 69.

Ironton posted a 398 score as only three teams posted totals under 400.

Andy Holtzapfel led Ironton with a 76 and Mason Weisgarber carded a 79. Jonathan Williams was one stroke back at 80, Josh Zornes shot an 81 and Josh Mullins finished with an 82.

Chesapeake posted a 429 total with Nick Duffield shooting a 76 for the Panthers. Seth Waggoner had an 82, Gunner Hill an 84, Nathan Copley shot an 88 and Seth Ransbottom finished with a 99.

Fairland posted a 501 team score. Dalton Froelich shot an 84 and Jared Boster an 89 to pace the Dragons.

Ironton will host Fairland Monday at the Ironton Country Club.

Huntington Invitational

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HURRICANE I 381: Aaron Barna 73, Sam Booth 74, Brian Anania 71, Jared Nelson 83, Wyatt Burgess 80.

CABELL MIDLAND 383: Tyler Clay 74, Brooke Bellomy 69, Brian Corder 79, Nick Gilkerson 79, Kyle Grass 82.

IRONTON 398: Josh Zornes 81, Andy Holtzapfel 76, Josh Mullins 82, Jonathan Williams 80, Mason Weisgarber 79.

ASHLAND 401: Drew Rothenstein 75, Jeff Meade 82, Kelly Porter 79, Nick Blankenship 79, David Hurst 86.

BLUEFIELD 406: Evan Smith 79, Alexandrea Smith 93, Nick Henkes 87, Kevin Brooks 101, Aaron Miller 106.

PARKERSBURG SOUTH I 408: Jordan McIntyre 77, Austin Root 86, Anthony Cornell 79, Erik Snider 80, Kevin Bayer 86.

HURRICANE II 410: Taylor Green 81, Logan Johnson 84, Alex Hambel 81, Cole Johnson 74, Logan Williams 90.

WEST CARTER 412: Kyle Brown 78, Aaron Rayburn 92, Trey Middleton 79, Zeb Brown 78, Brandon Miller 85.

GREENUP CO. 417: Cody Walker 73, Taylor Reed 81, Nick Benner 88, Travis Tussey 85, Kadin Ashley 90.

SPRING VALLEY 418: Josh Holmes 76, Chase Wheeler 85, Matt Steele 81, Tyler Edwards 84, Crit Stender 92.

SCOTT 427: Harry Howell 75, Shane Light 85, Kris Halstead 94, Matt Dolin 81, Kodie Halstead 92.

RUSSELL I 428: Kent Shephard 83, Jacob Porter 79, Kirby Whittaker 88, Samuel McGuire 85, Bobby Thomas 93.

CHESAPEAKE 429: Nick Duffield 76, Gunner Hill 84, Seth Waggoner 82, Seth Ransbottom 99, Nathan Copley 88.

HUNTINGTON HIGH 440: Tyler Cummings 79, Zach Hickman 77, Seth White 93, Jacob Fischer 93, Patrick Gue 98.

HUNTINGTON ST. JOE 489: Lance West 82, Thomas Dransfeld 79, James Harder 91, Nick Giompalo 109, Luke Browning 128.

FAIRLAND 501: Jared Boster 89, Kyle Riley 101, Dalton Froelich 84, Alex Earl 117, Ryan Wooten 110.

JACKSON 504: Morgan Dobbins 72, Dylan Newsom 87, Alec Ray 96, Tyler Williams 97, Logan Simpson 152.

PARKERSBURG SOUTH II DQ: Matt Sams 87, Chris Smith 86, Zach West 93, Trent McCutcheon DNF, Travis Miracle 87.

RUSSELL II DQ: Tony Huddleston 91, Simeon Cox 104, Kyle Groce 95, Johnny McGuire 103.