By Josh Brown
GREENVILLE — Last year, Troy’s Holden Scribner and Beavercreek’s Alex Flick battled it out for medalist honors at the Greenville Invitational, with both Scribner and the Trojans coming out on top.
Thursday, Beavercreek turned the tables.
Scribner and Flick both shot 77s to tie for medalist, with Flick winning on a tiebreaker as the Troy boys golf team finished second to Beavercreek, 327-333, at the Greenville Invitational Thursday at Turtle Creek Golf Course.
Nate Uhlenbrock followed Scribner with a solid round of 78.
“Holden ended up tying for medalist, but he lost on the second handicap hole against Alex Flick — which is interesting because they tied last year also, and Scribner won on the tiebreaker,” Troy boys golf coach Mark Evilsizor said. “And with Nate shooting a 78, he and Holden can’t get any closer. They’ve both just been extremely steady for us. Those are two scores we’ve continually relied on, and they’ve really benefitted us — especially today, when we really didn’t have a fourth score. We needed those two to be low.
“It’s a friendly competition between those two, and I think they’re making each other better.”
Travis Bertram added an 83 for the Trojans, Zac Collin and Nathan Henderson both shot 95 and Connor Stoltz shot 101.
“We got a real good score from Travis, his low round of the year,” Evilsizor said. “He has the potential to score in that range. Today he had a stretch of six pars in seven holes. These guys need to realize that pars may seem boring, but they equal very low scores. We need to focus more on sometimes getting pars than sometimes getting fancy, shooting for the pin and trying to get birdies on every hole.”
Tippecanoe was sixth with 355. Nathan Gagnon led the Red Devils with an 80, Sam Weatherly shot 87, Noah Blake shot 93, Austin Post shot 95, Ian Smith shot 106 and Casey Tateman shot 112.
Piqua was 10th with 430. Aaron Davis shot 97, Kyler Kommer shot 103, Nick Wright shot 114, Decker Jackson shot 116 and Matt Herron shot 117.
Bradford was 12th with 563. Hayden Dickserson shot 95, Eric Sanders shot 135, Brayden Sanders shot 163 and Jenn Wolf shot 170.
The Trojans will play its first round at home of the season Monday, hosting the Troy Invitational at Troy Country Club.
“I was very proud of these guys,” Evilsizor said. “What a great week. Third at the GWOC, first and Miamisburg and second today. That’s one of the better weeks we’ve had since I’ve been here. It would’ve been nice to end the week defending our title here, and we put ourselves in position to do that, but we just came up a few strokes short.”
* Girls Golf
VERSAILLES — Tippecanoe’s girls golf team claimed a victory Thursday, winning the 14-team Versailles Invitational with a score of 391. Host Versailles was second with 393 and St. Henry was third with 395.
Freshman Marissa Miller led the way for the Red Devils, shooting 87 and finishing second individually. Taylor Hudson added a 92, Lydia Stueve shot 104, Sydney Lange shot 108, Bridget Dahlinghaus shot 143 and Jessica Goodson shot 148.
Miami East finished fourth with 421. Paige Lawson shot 91 and tied for the fifth-best score on the day, Marissa Kearns shot 105, Emily Rowley shot 110, Kearston Kirby shot 115, Maci Krites shot 135 and Cadence Gross shot 155.
Covington finished 14th with 593. Emily Hedrick shot 143, Katie Hembree shot 146, Mackenzie Gambill shot 153 and Morgan Lowe shot 157.
Tippecanoe will play in the Arcanum Invitational Monday.
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