Amelia is off to the most impressive start of Clermont County’s varsity boys golf teams.
“Our problem is we’re in the toughest division (Scarlet) of the (Fort Ancient Valley Conference),” said Ed Jennings, who is coaching the Baron linksmen for the 15th season. In the shootout three of the top four teams were from our division.We are a tough team in a tough division.
“We have four of our seven varsity players back this year (5-2, third in the FAVC Buckeye Division). We have three seniors with good experience. I hope the junior and sophomores can pick it up. If they do I hope to be at the top by the end of the season. We have good chances of winning the league tournament. We know teams will have to play their best to beat us, especially at home (Lindale).”
Senior Eric Fedus is averaging 37.6 strokes per nine holes, he was a district qualifier last year. Senior Ahren Kirschner is averaging 41.3, sophomore Bill Rhinehart 44.1, senior Joshua Kellerman 44.3, and junior Thomas Watson 44.8.
Old Clermont County League Tournament
This event took place at White Oak Valley is the first of what is planned to be an annual event that in the future will probably include Amelia, Batavia, Bethel-Tate, Clermont Northeastern, Felicity, Glen Este, Goshen, Loveland, Milford, New Richmond, Western Brown, and Williamsburg.
Amelia won the first showdown over a partial field. The Barons made 342 strokes, Western Brown 349, Glen Este 361, and New Richmond 397.
Amelia 313 Milford 329
The Barons’ Fedus shot a par 71 on the 18 holes at Lindale Golf Course.
Amelia 318 Loveland 331
The Blue and White stunned Greater Cincinnati’s number-one ranked Division II links squad at Lindale. Fedus stroked another 71 and teammate Rhinehart took 78 shots.
Amelia 325 Cincinnati Country Day 328
Fedus stroked a four-over par 75 at Lindale to earn medalist honors. Kirschner shot a 77.
Kings Mill 148 Amelia 162
Fedus was the co-medalist with and even 35 on the Lindale front nine.
Fort Ancient Valley Conference Shootout
The Shootout took place at Weatherwax. Turpin was the winner over the field of 18 teams with a 306. Amelia with eighth with 339 and Glen Este was 15th with 395.
The host Bulldogs won the 11-team tournament that took place at Elks Run. Batavia shot a 317, Middletown Fenwick 318, Indian Hill 320, Roger Bacon 328, McNicholas 329, Madeira 335, Wyoming 339, Hamilton Badin 345, Seven Hills 352, Mariemont 354, and Purcell Marian 402.
The medalist was Bacon’s Jeff Hodapp with a one-over par 70. The Green and White’s Tyler Hawk led the host team with a 74 (second overall) and Braselton had a 76 (fifth overall).
Bethel-Tate 336 Clermont Northeastern 392
The victors’ P. J. Canter was the medalist with a seven-over par 79 at Friendly Meadows.
Bethel-Tate 346 Clermont Northeastern 396
Zach Stiers of Bethel was the medalist with a 13-over 84 at Cedar Trace.
Turpin 147 Milford 164
In a match played on the front nine at Cedar Trace, the Eagles’ best scores were turned in by Nichols and McLeenan with a 39 each.
Walnut Hills 169 Glen Este 177
This match took place at Avon Fields.
Loveland 178 Glen Este 201
This contest was played on the front nine at Royal Oak.
Lakota East won this 16-team battle with a 306; Milford was 14th with a 355.
Georgetown 323 New Richmond 332
The Lions’ leader was Simmons with a four-over par 73 at Taylor Glen.