By Rob Kiser
The fun continued for the Versailles golf team Wednesday at the Dan Kendig Memorial at Echo Hills.
And longtime coach Pete DiSalvo had no complaints after the Tigers lost to Anna on fifth score tiebreaker.
“I kind of look at these couple weeks at the start of the season about getting kids experience,” DiSalvo said. “It is a fun time.”
Nicholas Litten Stonebraker and Kyle Cotner continued to lead the Tigers.
Litten Stonebraker finished fourth overall, carding a 78, while Cotner turned in an 84.
Other Versailles scores were Isaac Ruhenkamp 88, Alex Groff 89, Alex Keiser 105 and Will Eversole 106.
“Nicholas (Litten Stonebraker) will tell you he could have shot lower,” DiSalvo said. “They all could have. But, I came over here thinking we were going to finish third or fourth. So, I am happy.”
It was tight battle for the top four spots.
Anna and Versailles both carded 339, while Fairlawn had a 340 and Fort Loramie added a 341.
Newton was seventh with a 366 total.
Chet Jamison led the Indians with an 84.
Other Newton scores were Drew Thiesing 92, Nate Zielinski 93, Milan Bess 97, Grant Bayer 107 and Nash Lavy 107.
Miami East finished 10th with a 382 total.
Dylan Martinez led the Vikings with an 86.
Other Miami East scores were Walker Henley 93, Zac Johnson 99, Jack Runner 104, Duncan Schmockers 112 and Cooper Elleman 122.
Russia took 11th with a 394 total.
Jack Dapore carded an 82 to lead the Raiders.
Other Russia scores were Dylan Cordonnier 90, Brandon Koverman 106, Will Sherman 106, Clay George 109 and Even Coverstone 142.
Houston took 15th with a 429 total.
Tristin Stangel led the Wildcats with a 101.
Other Houston scores were Bryan Funk 103, Cameron Via 111, Nathan Stangel 114, Cole Pitchford 127 and Jon Steiner 128.
Host Covington finished 16th with a 460 score.
Andrew Slusher had another solid day to lead the Buccs with an 83.
Other Covington scores were Hunter Alexander 123, Dylan Lucas 125, Derek McCool 129, Jack Shell 131 and Thomas Kuether 164.
Tyler Weinert of Bethel was medalist with a 71, while Milton-Union’s Parker Puthoff was second with a 75. Rounding out the top five were Brad Goettemoeller (Fort Loramie) 77, Litten Stonebraker 78 and Zach Watren (Anna) 79.
Long drive winners were Goettemoeller and Weinert, while closest to the pin winners were Bryce Filbrun and Jeremy Bridenbaugh, both of Franklin Monroe.
Rob Kiser is Sports Editor for the Daily Call. He can be reached at (937) 451-3334.
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