Meigs wins 4th TVC-Ohio golf match

GLOUSTER, Ohio — The Marauders are now more than halfway home towards another Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division golf championship.

That’s because Meigs made it a perfect 4-of-4 in winning league matches this season, as the Marauders won Wednesday’s outing at Forrest Hills Golf Course.

In fact, the Marauders have captured the last 11 league contests —part of four of the last five TVC-Ohio titles.

On Wednesday, Meigs shot a team total of 165 —ahead of runner-up Vinton County (173), third-place Athens (175) and fourth-place Alexander (177).

Wellston (205) was 15 strokes ahead of River Valley (220) for fifth, as Nelsonville-York —the host school for the meet — only had two golfers and thus did not post a team score.

With Wednesday’s victory, the Marauders remain undefeated and atop the division at 24-0, as Athens and Vinton County share second-place at 18-6.

Alexander is an even 12-12, while Wellston is fifth at 8-16, River Valley sixth at 4-20, and Nelsonville-York winless at 0-24.

While the Marauders didn’t have the match medalist at Forrest Hills, as senior Levi Chapman chalked up the opening three, they were the most consistent squad on the day.

Both Chapman and Bryce Swatzel fired a pair of 40s, while Wyatt Nicholson shot 41 and Cole Arnott added a 44.

The top four scores counted towards the team total, as only Wellston with five golfers —besides Nelsonville-York —did not field a full squad of six.

For Meigs, its non-counting scores were a pair of 47s from Brayden Ervin and Bobby Musser.

Noah Waddell, with a 39, paced the runner-up Vikings —as Bailey Bartoe boasted a 42, Shawn McCarty managed a 45 and Cameron Hamon had a 47.

Adam Clary carded a 50 and Owen Salyers shot 57 for Vinton County’s non-counting scores.

Athens earned a 38 from medalist runner-up Drew Zorn, followed by a 42 from Preston Hayes, a 47 from Owen Campitelli and a 48 from Ben Pratt.

Whit Byrd of Alexander claimed match medalist honors with a three-over-par 37, as the other Spartan scores were in the high 40s.

Andrew Vogt had a 45, T.J. Vogt a 47, and Logan Colburn a 48 for Alexander’s other counting cards.

Wellston was led by a 42 from Hunter Cardwell, as Timothy Stanley shot 47, Brandyn Bush a 53 and Jacob Sheaffer a 63.

For River Valley, Aaron Burke led the way with a 48, as Chloe Gee garnered a 55, Gabe Gilmore a 56 and Hayley Cox a 61.

Elayna Canizares and Tyler Roberts rounded out the Raider tallies with a 62 and 63 respectively.

Nelsonville-York’s only two players were Clay Hall and Caitlyn Hall, who both shot a 54.

The fifth TVC-Ohio golf match will take place in a week —at Franklin Valley Golf Club with Wellston as the host.

That contest is set for Thursday, Sept. 7.

By Paul Boggs

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