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VW golfers edge St. Marys squad

Van Wert golf news

ST. MARYS — The Van Wert Cougar golf team traveled to Northmoor Golf Course in St. Marys to take on the Roughriders Thursday afternoon. The match was tight all the way, but the Cougars managed to win the match in a tiebreaker.

Cougar golfer Justin Price shows off his putting stroke against St. Marys. (photo submitted)
Cougar golfer Justin Price shows off his putting stroke against St. Marys. (photo submitted)

Van Wert had a two-stroke lead with four golfers done for the day, but Roughrider freshman Jacob Hollman then turned in a 46, which helped St. Marys get rid of a 50 and gave them a two-shot lead.

When Cougar fifth man Alex Miller came in with a 47, Van Wert was still one stroke from pulling even, but sixth man Nick Etter shot a 46 to tie the match and allow the Cougars to win the match with Miller’s tie-breaking 47.

Match medalist was Van Wert’s Justin Price, who birdied the last two holes to finish at even-par 35 for nine holes.

“Tonight’s close match shows me the guys are still fighting and trying to improve,” Van Wert Coach Jeff Hood said. “I am proud of all of them.”

With the win, the Cougars improve to 3-2 in the Western Buckeye League and 3-3 overall, while St. Marys falls to 2-2 in league play.

The Cougars take on league-leading Bath next Thursday at Willow Bend Country Club.

Individual match scores

Van Wert – Justin Price, 35; Brandon Hernandez, 41; Adam Jurczyk, 45; Nick Etter, 46; Alex Miller, 47; Lucas Etzler, 48.

St. Marys – Carter Bowman, 37; Colin Burke, 41; Kyle Kiefer, 43; Jacob Hollman, 46; Tyler McMurray and Hunter McMurray, 50.

POSTED: 08/30/13 at 6:23 am. FILED UNDER: Sports