MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. — The format doesn’t matter to the Tornadoes, they’re championships either way.
After earning a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division championship with a 37-3 record this season, the Southern was golf team solidified its title with a seven-stroke victory in the 18-hole TVC Hocking match on Monday at Woodridge Golf Club in Wood County.
The Tornadoes compiled a 332, with the teams playing up to six golfers and counting the four best scores. Waterford placed second with a 337, while Eastern claimed third with a 355. The Wildcats and Eagles also finished second and third respectively in the league this fall.
Miller was fourth on Monday with a 399, Wahama placed fifth with a 422, while South Gallia earned sixth with a 428. Trimble claimed seventh place with a 470, while Federal Hocking was eighth with a 502. Due to a prior engagement, Belpre was the lone squad from the nine-team league to miss the match.
The top-6 golfers on the day earned first team all-tournament honors, while the next six were named second team all-tournament. Southern landed three first team golfers and one second teamer, Eastern had on golfer on first team and one golfer on second, while South Gallia earned a second team spot.
The Tornadoes were led by Jensen Anderson and Jonah Hoback with matching 10-over par rounds of 81. Jarrett Hupp was next for the Purple and Gold with an 82, followed by Ryan Acree with an 88. The non-counting rounds for SHS were a 94 by Landen Hill and a 98 by Joey Weaver.
Eastern was led by Jasiah Brewer with an 11-over par 82. Kaleb Honaker was next with an 89, followed by Ryan Harbour with a 91 and John Harris with a 93. Not counting toward the Eagle team score were Nick Durst with a 99 and Nathan Hensley with a 107.
Wahama was not represented on the all-tournament teams and the White Falcons were led by Gage Smith with a 99. Anthony Ortiz and Kyher Bush both recorded rounds of 107, while Dalton Kearns and Isaac Roush each fired 109, with only one counting toward the team total.
The Rebels were paced by Curtis Haner with a 15-over par 86. South Gallia’s other three counting rounds were identical 114s, recorded by Noah Spurlock, Dustin Bainter and Chloey Campbell. The non-counting rounds for SGHS were a 135 by Layne Ours and a 137 by Caleb Condee.
Wateford was led by match medalist Wesley Jenkins, who fired a 2-over par 73. Bryce Hilverding recorded an 87 for the Wildcats, Travis Pottmeyer added an 89, while Evan Seevers recorded a 90. Grant Weihl and Matt Seamon both carded rounds of 99 as extra scores for Waterford.
Miller was paced by Hunter Dutiel with an 8-over par round of 79. Blaine Needham’s 103 was the Falcons’ next score, followed by Collin Pargeon with a 108 and Trey Hettich with a 109. Brody Dutiel’s 128 was the non-counting score for MHS.
Nathan Riley led the Tomcats with a 105, followed by Zach Bragg with a 116. Josh Hashman posted a 120 for Trimble’s third score, while Aeden Bailes rounded out the THS total with a 129.
Jaydn Larson led Federal Hocking with a 106, Wes Carpenter was next with a 117, followed by Brandon Bond with a 130 and Shane Fredricks with a 149.
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