The pleasant weather conditions Saturday made for a swift 18-holes of golf for the seven teams making the circuit at the Perry Golf and Country Club at the Bluejay Invitational.
Norwalk had three of the five lowest individual rounds in easily claiming the team title with a combined score of 320 strokes. ADM edged Gilbert, 348-350, for second place, with Woodward-Granger (411), Carlisle (413), Greene County (425) and Perry (532) completing the field of competitors.
“The guys are improving, without a doubt,” Perry head coach Adam Kealhofer said. “The scores may not fully tell that story, but they are.”
“Zach Darr has begun to show some positive leadership within the team, and the other guys have really begun to show some dedication to improving their scores,” he added. “All of the guys can score well on individual holes, we just need to be more consistent.”
Isaac Noble led the hosts with a 57-64–121, with Darr firing a 61-65–126, Dalton Scott a 62-79–141 and Eli Noble a 66-78–144. Also playing, but not having their scores used for the team total, were Sebastian Hernandez (73-75–148) and Brady Herman (90-87–177).
W-G was led by the 47-46–93 produced by Coby Peters. Also scoring for the Hawks were Tate Lettow (53-49–102), Hunter Pifer (50-52–102) and Brandon Worley (55-59–114). Colby Tague and Nick Buch also competed for W-G, turning in cards of 59-56–115 and 65-70–135, respectively.
Jadon Block (41-40–81), Jacob Rohner (49-58–107), Sawyer Schlitz (47-69–116) and Cody Gilbertson (56-65–121) were the four scorers for Greene County, with Adam O’Connor (37-42–79), Joe Finnegan (39-45–84), Jaxson Millsap (44-47–91) and Carter Greenslade (48-46–94) producing ADM’s team score.
Norwalk received scoring cards from Tanner Dunn (39-38–77), Riley Jermier (36-43–79), Max Sutcliffe (43-38–81) and Max Jurgens (41-42–83), with Bryce Malchow (38-36–74), Spencer Clatt (43-45–84), Sawyer Hansen (51-45–96) and Ben Simodynes (51-45–96) the four lowest scorers for Gilbert.
Carlisle’s four scorers were Connor Johnson (55-46–101), John Flaws (48-52–100), Carter Sorenson (53-50–103) and Vaughn Gibson (62-47–109).
Malchow (GLB), Dunn (NOR), O’Connor (ADM), Jermier (NOR) and Sutcliffe (NOR) earned medalist honors at the meet.
Both Perry teams will return to action this afternoon when they host the annual Witmer-Dunphy Coed Invitational. The invite will be the only action of the week for the Bluejays, though the Jayettes will play 18 holes Thursday at the W-G Invite.