TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS … North Central was led by BBC Golfer of the Year Zack Hayes with an 80 as the Eagles took first in the BBC league tournament at Ironwood GC in Wauseon. (PHOTO PROVIDED)
By: Nate Calvin
WAUSEON – Through the regular season, North Central and Montpelier established themselves as the teams to beat in the BBC. The Locos went 7-0 in dual matches while the Eagles were 6-1.
The BBC Tournament at Ironwood Golf Course in Wauseon was no different with North Central’s Zack Hayes earning medalist honors with an 80 as the Eagles placed first with a 358 and Montpelier was second with a 368.
The tournament finish along with the regular season standings left both teams at 13-1 meaning North Central and Montpelier share the BBC title for 2021.
Mason Sanford followed Hayes, who was also named BBC Golfer of the Year, for North Central with an 88, Colin Patten posted a 94, and Ben Petit shot a 97.
Aidan Higbie led the Locos to their runner-up finish with an 87, Jaxon Richmond added a 93 while Drake Sommer, Easten Richmond, and Trent Thorp each carded a 94.
Last year’s league champion Pettisville came home third with a 392 paced by an 88 from Sam Myers and Blayn Meck fired a 97.
Elijah Kuszmaul and Jamie Chester shot a 95 and 98 respectively to help Hilltop (406) finish fourth and Michael Donovan topped fifth-place Stryker (409) with a 97.
Fayette’s Owen Lemley placed second overall with an 85 as Fayette (427) was sixth and he also was second in the final Player of the Year standings, finishing just 1.5 points behind Hayes.
Hayes was joined on the 1st Team All-BBC by Lemley (Fayette), Sanford (N. Central), J. Richmond (Montpelier), Myers (Pettisville), and Higbie (Montpelier).
TEAM SCORES: 1. North Central 358 (Hayes 80, Sanford 88, Patten 94, Hicks 96); 2. Montpelier 368 (Higbie 87, J. Richmond 93, Sommer 94, E. Richmond 94, Thorp 94); 3. Pettisville 392(Myers 88, Meck 97, King 102, Bishop 105); 4. Hilltop 406 (Kuszmaul 95, Chester 98, Hoffman 106, Calvin 107); 5. Stryker 409 (M. Donovan 97, LaBo 102, Soellner 104, D. Donovan 106); 6. Fayette 427 (Lemley 85, Mitchell 106, Stambaugh 106, Powers 130); 7. Holgate 483; 8. Edon-no team score (Dulle 128, Weherenberg 134, Siebenaler 169)
TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS: 1. Zack Hayes (No. Central) 80; 2. Owen Lemley (Fayette) 85; 3. Aidan Higbie (Montpelier) 87; T4. Mason Sanford (No. Central) 88, Sam Myers (Pettisville) 88; 6. Jaxon Richmond (Montpelier) 93; T7. Drake Sommer (Montpelier) 94, Easten Richmond (Montpelier) 94, Trent Thorp (Montpelier) 94, Colin Patten (No. Central) 94
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REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS … After going 7-0 during the regular season, the Locos placed second to share the BBC overall season title with North Central. (PHOTO PROVIDED)