Tornadoes win match at Forest Hills

GLOUSTER, Ohio — A quick turn around a solid bounce back.

One night after suffering its first league setback of the year, the Southern golf team claimed a nine-stroke victory over a five-team field, in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division match hosted by Miller, on Wednesday at Forest Hills Golf Course.

In the play six, count four format, the Tornadoes’ posted a total of 172, while second place Eastern recorded three wins with a 181. The host Falcons were third place on the day with a 193, Wahama was next with a 220, while South Gallia placed fifth with a 250.

Southern junior Ryan Acree and senior Jonah Hoback led the way for the victors with eight-over par rounds of 42. Next for the Purple and Gold was Jensen Anderson with a 43, followed by Jarrett Hupp with a 45. Southern’s non-counting rounds were a 50 by Joey Weaver and a 53 by Landen Hill.

EHS juniors Ryan Harbour and Kylee Tolliver led the Eagles with a matching 43s. John Harris chipped in with a 47 for the Green, White and Gold, while Jasiah Brewer rounded out the team total with a 48. Kaleb Honaker’s 50 and Garrett Chalfant’s 51 were the non-counting scores for Eastern.

Match medalist Hunter Dutiel led the hosts with a six-over par 40. Next for Miller was Trey Hettich with a 48, followed by Blaine Needham with a 50 and Collin Pargeon with a 55. Ethan Spereck (56) and Adam Williams (66) were the non-counting rounds for the hosts.

Wahama was led by Anthony Ortiz, who fired a 50. Gage Smith was next with a 53, followed by Dalton Kearns with a 57 and Jay Sayre 60. The White Falcons’ non-counting score was a 65 by Kyher Bush.

South Gallia was led by Noah Spurlock, Layne Ours and Chloey Campbell with matching rounds of 62. Dustin Bainter had the Rebels’ final counting score of 64, while Caleb Condee (66) and Gabby Spurlock (68) posted the team’s non-counting scores.

In league action, Wahama will host South Gallia, Trimble, Miller and Federal Hocking on Tuesday, and then the White Falcons will host Belpre, Eastern, Southern and Waterford on Wednesday.

By Alex Hawley