Troy girls open GWOC North play with victory

By Josh Brown

TROY — Before their Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division opener on Wednesday, the Troy girls golfers went over what they thought they would shoot on the day.

Even they weren’t ready for how the round actually went.

Five Trojans shot sub-50 rounds, with LeeAnn Black cracking the 40 barrier for the first time this year in a nine-hole round, as Troy defeated visiting Greenville 175-210 at Miami Shores Wednesday.

“Before the match, I asked them all what they thought they’d shoot today. Then I gave them each goals to shoot for,” Troy coach Matt Wibbeler said. “I don’t know if that’s what helped or if we just had a really good day, but everyone was within a couple strokes of those goals.”

Black shot a 39 and was medalist on the day. Natalie Henson shot a 43, Ali Helman shot a 46, Hannah Wright and Brooke Beeler both shot 47s and Melanie Henson shot 51.

“We played well. We drove the ball extremely well,” Wibbeler said. “We’re finally getting the mindset to where we know where we can pick up strokes. We’re getting to the green in one instead of three, and we’re cutting down on our three-putts. We’ve been working hard on the green, and I think they’re starting to see where the importance of that is.”

Troy, now 2-0 and 1-0 in the GWOC North, travels to Miamisburg Monday.

Tippecanoe 173,

Greenon 226

ENON — The Tippecanoe Red Devils opened Central Buckeye Conference play on Tuesday with a convincing 173-226 victory over Greenon.

Tori Merrick shot 40 to lead the way, Sammie Rowland shot 42, Taylor Hudson shot 45, Ally Chitwood shot 46, Lydia Steuve shot 55 and Emily Doll shot 60.

Tippecanoe took on Ben Logan at Cassel Hills Wednesday, but results were not available at time of press. The Red Devils host a tri-match today.

Versailles 184, ME 191;

ME 189, Greenon 225

St. PARIS/ENON — The Miami East Vikings continued to play well Tuesday but droped a close match to visiting Versailles, falling 184-191 at Lakeland Golf Course.

Kiera Fellers led the Vikings with a 42, Maggie Bergman shot 48, Megan Pettit shot 50, Haley Howard shot 51, Emily Rowley shot 52 and Megan Thompson shot 55.

Miami East then took on Greenon Wednesday at Rocky Lake Golf Course, bouncing back with a 189-225 victory.

Kiera Fellers shot a career-best 41 for the Vikings, and Haley Howard followed with a career-best 46. Megan Pettit and Megan Thompson both shot 51, Emily Rowley shot 59 and Maci Krites shot 69.

Miami East (3-1) travels to Russia today.

* Boys Golf

Newton 175, NT 209;

Newton 162, M-U 189

PLEASANT HILL — The Newton boys golf team routed visiting National Trail Tuesday in a Cross County Conference matchup, posting five scores lower than the Blazers’ best in a 175-209 victory at Stillwater Ridge Golf Course.

Brock Jamison was medalist with a 40, Wade Ferrell shot 43, Chet Jamison shot 45, Milan Bess shot 47, Grant Bayer shot 50 and Drew Thiesing shot 54.

And then on Wednesday, the Indians traveled to Homestead Golf Course, edging the host Milton-Union Bulldogs 162-189.

Brock Jamison was again medalist, shooting a 38. Milan Bess shot 41, Chet Jamison shot 43, Wade Ferrell and Drew Thiesing both shot 45 and Grant Bayer shot 51.

Grayson Galentine led the Bulldogs with a 45, Parker Puthoff shot 46, Philip Brumbaugh shot 47, Nick Brumbaugh shot 51 and Aaron Brown and Conner Staley both shot 52.

Newton hosts Tri-Village in another CCC matchup Friday, while Milton-Union travels to Dixie Monday.

ME 166, TCN 236

ST. PARIS — Scot Kirby was medalist with an even-par 36 Tuesday at Lakeland Golf Course as the Miami East boys defeated Tri-County North 166-236.

Other East scores were: Kley Karadak 41, Devyn Carson 42, Ryan Haney 47, Walker Henley 48, Zac Johnson 48 and Dylan Martinez 49.

Miami East, now 2-0 in the CCC, travels to Mississinawa Valley today.

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