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Truckers place sixth in season-opening tournament

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Aug 5, 2019 at 7:40 PM

OREGON — The Norwalk boys golf team opened the 2019 season on Monday with a solid showing at the Toledo Central Catholic Invitational.

Playing in a 16-team field of Division I schools, the Truckers shot a 338 on the Maumee Bay State Park golf course — which was good for a sixth-place finish.

Toledo St. John’s (310) edged out St. Francis (311) by a stroke for the team title, while Sylvania Northview (313) wasn’t far behind in third.

The Truckers were led by Kyle Smith, Carter Kluding and Zach Crane on the 18-hole, par-72 course on Monday. Both Smith and Kluding shot an 83, with Crane one stroke behind with an 84.

Justin Sommers fired an 88, while both Isaac Scheel and Ian Minor finished with a 92 each to round out the team’s performance.

Anthony Wayne (320) was fourth, while the Truckers were one stroke behind fifth-place Findlay (337).

Rounding out the team field on Monday was Bowling Green (350), Swanton (362), host Central Catholic (364), Toledo Whitmer (367), Oregon Clay (374) and Fremont Ross (418).

Only Central Catholic and Swanton have smaller enrollment figures than Norwalk of the teams in Monday’s field.

“A solid start, but a long way to go to catch the teams ahead of us,” Norwalk coach Wes Douglas said. “They are all in our district, and making state is our goal. These young men will put the time in though, I’m sure of that.”

The Truckers are among the 13-team field on Wednesday at the Port Clinton Classic at the Catawba Island Club, along with area teams Bellevue, Edison, New London and Willard.


Norwalk seventh at Shelby

SHELBY — The Norwalk girls golf team opened the season with a seventh-place showing at the Shelby Invitational on Monday.

For Norwalk, Noelle Jackson was low score with a 109, followed by Chloe Thomas (111) and Hannah Dumbeck (118). Also for Norwalk, Mylea Barber had a 134, followed by Mya Binkley (139) and Caitlin Harris (148).

Norwalk will participate next in the Edison Invitational on Wednesday at the Thunderbird Hills South golf course in Huron.


FCEDO fundraiser results

NORWALK — A total of 34 four-person teams participated in the annual St. Paul FCEDO fundraiser golf outing on Saturday at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Norwalk.

The winning-team with a 31-28—59 was the quartet of Tacy Bond, Nick Wenzel, Matt Hunter and John Chapin. Bond is the girls golf coach at St. Paul, while Wenzel coaches the Willard teams.

Finishing runners-up with a 31-29—60 was the team of Rob Dilger, Brian McFadden, Scott Endsley and Brandon Ross, who won a scorecard playoff.

The team of Mike McFadden, John Naseman, Steve Austin and Carl Romell (30-30—60) was third, while the group of Mike Gocsik, Matt Ware, Doug Ware and Bob Ware placed fourth (30-31—61).

Proximity hole prizes included:

2 — Proximity second shot: Bob Lippert;

3 — Longest putt (women): Kelly Smith;

4 — Proximity second shot: Mike Finch;

6 — Longest putt (men): Ron Gilbert;

7 — Proximity second shot: John Roth;

8 — Proximity from tee: Hans Hoffman;

9 — Longest putt (ladies): Tacy Bond;

10 — Proximity second shot: Carl Romell;

11 — Longest putt (men): Charley Wheeler;

12 — Proximity from tee: Tacy Bond;

13 — Longest drive (men): Nick Myers;

15 — Proximity second shot: Bob Lippert;

16 — Proximity from tee (women): Marge Mansfield;

17 — Longest putt (men): Larry Coe;

18 — Proximity in three shots: Jim Conway and Matt Herner.

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