TIFFIN — Not even Mom Nature herself may derail Ashland on Wednesday.
The Arrows shot a group whole of 313 for a 16-stroke victory on the Division I sectional match at Mohawk Golf and Nation Membership.
Ashland gained its fourth sectional crown previously 5 years. The Arrows’ successful rating was its lowest on the Mohawk sectional since 2016’s 311 and got here amid highly effective winds that lashed the area Wednesday.
“We’ve had a pair completely different match we’ve performed in that have been fairly powerful, however these have been in all probability the hardest situations we’ve performed in,” Ashland coach Dan Priest mentioned. “That they had some pin placements that have been nearly unfair, however our children dealt with that.”
Solely six gamers shot beneath 80 Wednesday and three of them have been Arrows. Junior ace Tyler Sabo was sectional medalist with an even-par 72, whereas Kamden Mowry and Aiden Baker tied for fourth with matching 78s. Aidan Chandler (85) and Ryan Frazee (94) rounded it out for the Arrows.
“It was day for Ashland regardless of the situations,” Priest mentioned. “The children hung in there as a result of it was so powerful. I’m happy with them for that.”
Elida was second with a 329 adopted by St. Marys Memorial (340), Lexington (341) and Lima Shawnee (354). The highest 5 groups and high 5 people not on a qualifying group advance to subsequent week’s district match at Findlay Nation Membership.
Madison’s William Laskey shot an 85 to earn one of many particular person district berths. The Rams completed seventh as a group with a rating of 368 whereas Mansfield Senior (430) was 11th.
Trevor Dials led Lexington with an 81, adopted by Troy Chapman (82). Trevin Smith and Tyler Jackson had 89s, whereas Cayden Durchik had a 95.
Ashland’s Sabo continued a exceptional season-long run. He has been the medalist in 14 of Ashland’s 19 tournaments or matches.
“Tyler has been unbelievable this yr,” Priest mentioned. “I feel he’s the perfect participant in Ohio.”
All 5 of Ashland’s regulars this fall have been members of final yr’s state-qualifying group. The Arrows have been 11th on the Division I state match final fall.
“We’re fortunate that we’ve the identical 5 again from final yr,” Priest mentioned. “Our roster actually hasn’t modified.
“These youngsters have actually labored exhausting. Highschool golf isn’t a two-month season just like the schedule says. These youngsters have been taking part in all summer time lengthy.”