Panthers, Hornets advance in D3 sectional golf; Lemley medalist

Published 1:59 am Thursday, October 1, 2015

Jim Walker


FRIENDSHIP — Top individual performances helped a couple of team efforts.

The Chesapeake Panthers used the play of Derek Lemley and Coal Grove Hornets the effort of Tevor Deere to advance in the Division III sectional tournament Wednesday at Shawnee State Golf Course.

The top five teams and top five individuals not on a qualifying team advance to the district tournament to be held Monday at the Portsmouth Elks Country Club in McDermott.

Chesapeake was second behind the play of Lemley and Coal Grove was fifth with the help of Deere.

West Union won with a 334-team score. The Panthers were runners-up with a 359 total, North Adams third at 385, Portsmouth Clay fourth at 388 and the Hornets were fifth with a 409-team score.

Other team scores were Fairfield 410 and Manchester 410, South Webster 412, Whiteoak 423, Eastern Brown 430, Portsmouth Notre Dame 442, Lucasville Valley 450, Western Brown 465 and Ironton St. Joseph 479.

Lemley — a state qualifier last year as an individual — shot a 76 on rounds of 39 and 37 to lead the Panthers and to earn medalist honors.

Austin Hutchison had an 88 with identical rounds of 44, Justin Black shot 44-48 for a 92, Kobe McWhorter 52-51 for 103 and Liam Thacker 51-56 for 107.

Deere fired a 79 for the Hornets on rounds of 39 and 40 and was third overall. Ryan Malone had a 91 with rounds of 46 and 45.

Also for the Hornets were Ethan Wilson 57-60 for 117, Jacob Mathes 56-66 for 122, and Jed Whitworth 58-69 for 127.

Chase Walters led St. Joseph with a 112 on rounds of 51 and 61. James Carter had a 51-66 for a 117, Seth Kelley went 59-63 for 122, Zac McGraw 60-68 for 128 and Isaac Walker had a 72-73 for 145.

Green did not have a team score but Josh Karshner shot 50-49 for a 99, Andrew Ramey 62-63 for 125 and Adrian Hall 55-70 for 125.

The five individual qualifiers were Eli Montgomery of Western Brown with an 87, Luke Collins of South Webster at 90, Blake Rigdon and Jordan Johnson of Eastern Brown as each had a 95, and Charles Skinner of Whiteoak had a 96.