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Ironton golfers 3rd at PIT

PORTSMOUTH — It was the kind of day the Ironton Fighting Tigers would have liked to have taken a mulligan.

Ironton didn’t have a golfer break 80 and finished third Thursday in the Portsmouth Invitational.

After winning their own invitational by 27 strokes on Monday and shooting a 305 as a team, Ironton managed a 325 total, one stroke behind runner-up Gallipolis and five shots off winner Logan Elm.

Josh Cooke bounced back from an 89 on Monday to lead Ironton with an 18-hole score of 80. Andy Holtzapfel and Josh Zornes were one shot back at 81 while Jonathon Williams and Mason Weisgarber each carded an 83.

West Union was fourth at 335 and the Chesapeake Panthers were fifth with a 338-team score.

The Panthers’ Nick Duffield shot a 76 to finish fifth overall in the individual standings and teammate Seth Waggoner tied for seventh with a 79 score.

The Fighting Tigers (27-2) travels to Greenup County, Ky., Monday for a 4 p.m. match.

Portsmouth Invitational

Team Scores

Logan Elm 320

Gallipolis 324

Ironton 325

West Union 335

Chesapeake 338

Hillsboro 344

Notre Dame 352

Leesburg Fairfield 355

Portsmouth 362

Wheelersburg 363

Southeastern 367

Circleville 370

Huntington Ross 373

Portsmouth Clay 387

Jackson 389

Chillicothe 395

Zane Trace 402

South Point 471

South Webster NTS

Northwest NTS

Individual Leaders

McKee, Southeastern 72

Greenelee, Logan Elm 73

D. Irvin, Huntington Ross 74

B. Smith, Gallipolis 75

Nick Duffield, Chesapeake 76

Huntley, West Union 78

Arthur, Gallipolis 79

Canady, Gallipolis 79

Seth Waggoner, Chesapeake 79

Josh Cooke, Ironton 80

McKenzie, Portsmouth Clay 80

Schector, Logan Elm 80

IRONTON: Josh Cooke 80, Andy Holtzapfel 81, Josh Zornes 81, Mason Weisgarber 83, Jonathan Williams 83.

CHESAPEAKE: Duffield 76, Waggoner 79, Hoback 88, Saunders 95, Sias 103.

SOUTH POINT: Taylor 103, Suttles 112, Wellman 120, Jones 127, Gambill 139.

WHEELERSBURG: Ballard 87, Pennington 88, Cline 93, Boyer 95, Arnold 100.