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Gallipolis wins Ironton tourney

By JIM WALKER

Tribune Sports Editor

PINE GROVE — Nick Saunders took medalist honors to help lead the Gallipolis Blue Devils to the Ironton Invitational golf tournament championship on Monday at the Ironton Country Club.

Saunders carded a 68 on rounds of 32 and 36. Teammate Rob Canady had a 71 as the Blue Devils finished with a 302 team score.

The Chesapeake Panthers were runners-up as Nick Duffield tied Canady for the second lowest individual score at 71. Seth Waggoner and Drew Oxley each fired a 74 for the Panthers while Eric Sias and Andrew Saunders each shot a 92.

Ironton’s Josh Zornes was the team’s only entrant in the tournament and finished with a 77 on rounds of 37 and 40. He tied for seventh individually along with Coal Grove’s Conor Markins and Brent Morgan.

West Union was third with a 325 score and Coal Grove was fourth at 341. Coty Davidson shot an 86 for the Hornets, Brandon Adkins 101 and Jacob Myers 105.

Ironton Invitational Golf

Team Scores

Gallipolis 302

Chesapeake 311

West Union 325

Coal Grove 341

Jackson 354

Portsmouth Clay 369

Portsmouth 395

South Point 444

Individual Leaders

Nick Saunders, Gallipolis 68

Rob Canady, Gallipolis 71

Nick Duffield, Chesapeake 71

Seth Waggoner, Chesapeake 74

Drew Oxley, Chesapeake 74

Tanner Huntley, West Union 75

Josh Zornes, Ironton 77

Conor Markins, Coal Grove 77

Brent Morgan, Coal Grove 77

Team Results

Ironton 77: Josh Zornes 77.

Chesapeake 311: Nick Duffield 71, Seth Waggoner 74, Drew Oxley 74, Eric Sias 92, Andrew Saunders 92.

Coal Grove 341: Brent Morgan 77, Conor Markins 77, Coty Davison 86, Brandon Adkins 10, Jacob Myers 105.

Gallipolis 302: Nick Saunders 68, Rob Canady 71, Corey Arthur 83, Derrick Gilmore 90, Boeing Smith 80.

Jackson 354: Evan Massie 84, Alec Ray 87, Tylee Williams 87, Cole Massie 96, Katie Dobbins 102.

Portsmouth 395: Drew Miller 90, Levi Porter 94, Joey Amburgey 103, Jacob Call 108.

Portsmouth Clay 369: Zach Jackson 94, Jacob Crosier 93, Kole Murphy 80, Isac Moore 103, Taylor Swayne 102.

South Point 444: Callie Taylor 100, Caleb Jones 121, Jordan Lynd 109, Barb Collins 145, Austin Wellman 114.

West Union 325: Tanner Huntley 75, Bobby Welch 85, Trey Gustin 80, Adam Politt 85, Austin Kingsolver 100.