Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley edges Byesville Meadowbrook and Philo for D-II title

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Eastern District D-II Golf
Sometimes it’s amazing that five golfers playing 18 holes can come down to a single stroke to decide a winner. On Tuesday at River Greens Golf Course that’s exactly what happened as
Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley fired a team total of 312 to edge both
Byesville Meadowbrook and Philo to capture the Division II sectional
golf championship. The Colts finished at 313, while the Electrics were solid finishing another shot back at 314.


WEST LAFAYETTE – Sometimes it’s amazing that five golfers playing 18 holes can come down to a single stroke to decide a winner.

On Tuesday at River Greens Golf Course that’s exactly what happened as Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley fired a team total of 312 to edge both Byesville Meadowbrook and Philo to capture the Division II sectional golf championship.

The Colts finished at 313, while the Electrics were solid finishing another shot back at 314.

“We shot a 314 Saturday in the Eastern District Open here so that was an advantage for us,” Tusky Valley coach Steve Franks said. “We set our goals to win and at the end of the day we were fortunate to be at the top of the leader board.”

Mark Scott fired an even-par 72 to tie for individual medalist honors to lead the Trojans. Scott’s score matched that of Gnadenhutten Indian Valley’s Brian Gasser who also advanced as an individual.

Aiding the winning effort were J.R. Rowland with a 77, Jacob Brown with a 79 and Kyle Norman with an 84.

The Colts were led by Chris Miller’s 76 while Cameron Fehrman and Nick Hudson fired matching 78s along with Trent Lasko’s 81.

Philo’s low score came from three-man Michael Huey with a 74. Jared Smith added 79, Todd Williams an 80 and Jarrid Chambers an 81 rounded out the Electrics total.

“Last year we won the Muskingum Valley League and didn’t play well here,” Philo coach Rob Preston said. “This year we didn’t win the league and we played better here so we’ll definitely take that.”

Philo wasn’t the only MVL school to advance as West Muskingum finished fourth at 324. Zanesville Maysville was eighth (335) and McConnellsville Morgan ninth (336).

West M was paced by Sam Satterfield’s 79, Maysville got a matching 79 from Chase Smith and Morgan got a 76 from Tyler Hickerson.

Joining Satterfield in the scoring column for the Tornadoes was Ted Loewendick and Eric McCollister with 80s and Andy Cook with an 85.

Smith got help from his Panther teammates in the form of an 84 from Corey Denman and 86s from Max Huddleston and Devin Sprankel.

The Raiders other three scores came from Clint Myers with an 81, Caleb Dille with an 85 and Caleb Caton with a 94.

“It’s a huge help playing here prior to the tournament not only for experience, but it also gives you an idea of what the sectional field is going to be like,” Morgan coach Jon Shuster said.

Also moving on to the district tournament are Coshocton and Cambridge with identical 329s in a tie for fifth along with Dover at 330 in seventh and Magnolia Sandy Valley in tenth at 336.

Coshocton got a 78 from Richard Skelton to lead things while Chris Miller’s 81, Brian Tubbs’ 82 and Nick Bailey’s 88 finished the Redskins scoring.

“It wasn’t the score we were looking for, but we got out,” Coshocton coach Kevin Kittell said after his team won the Eastern District open on Saturday. “We just need to focus on playing the course.”

Jordan Thompson led the Bobcats with a 76, Greg Roberts had an 80, Jeff Carroll an 85 and Winston Turner and an 88.

Dover was led by Broc Wilson and Anthony Monaco with a 76 and 79, respectively. Matt Welfley added an 86 while Tyler Vance and Alex McBride both carded 89s.

Sandy Valley’s top score came from Matt Finney with a 76. Travis Noble added an 81 for the Cardinals while Jake Luther had an 83 and Dan Stokes a 96.

The other eight individuals moving on were Gasser, Jade Waligura of Rayland Buckeye Local (78), Jared Hirank of Cadiz Harrison Central (78), Pete Petrides of Steubenville (78), Bailey Warfield of Barnesville (79), Josh Davis of Uhrichsville Claymont (80) along with Tyler Chevront of Lisbon Beaver Local (81) and Robert Shoner of Richmond Edison (81) along with New Concord John Glenn teammates Sean Morland (76) and Shane Shingary (79).

Others leading their respective teams but failing to advance included Kory Parks of West Lafayette Ridgewood with an 86, Javan Shields of Carrollton with an 83, Luke Paliswat of Bellaire with an 86, Luke Viltro of Wintersville Indian Creek with an 89, Matt Johnson of Belmont Union Local with an 87, Travis Wade of St. Clairsville with an 85 and Tanner Mandich of Martins Ferry with a 102.

The district tournament will combine all of these teams and individuals along with four teams and four individuals from the central district.

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