Batavia shooting best in SBC-National golf tourney

September 21st, 2007    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

National Division

Batavia holds the lead after two of the five rounds have been played in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division golf tournament.

In the following statistics the first number in parenthesis is the team or individual score that was achieved during the first nine-hole round that took place on the par 35 front nine at Snow Hill Country Club in Wilmington. The second number of the two-meet, 18-hole score of each team and individual is from the second round that took place on the par 36 front nine at Elks Run Golf Course, Batavia.

The team totals are Batavia (166) 326, Georgetown (168) 338, Blanchester (179) 363, Felicity (210) 396, and East Clinton (216) 415.

The top individual scores belong to Batavia freshman Eric Brown (37) 76, Brent Braselton of Batavia (39) 78, Jared Wahl of Georgetown (41) 78, Derek Boggs (44) 83 of Batavia (last year’s SBC-N tourney medalist), Jordan Jones 41 (85) of Georgetown, Collin McElroy of Georgetown (43) 86, Brian Keith (41) 88 of Blanchester, Caleb Santel of Batavia (46) 89, Devon Royalty of Georgetown (43) 89, Tyler Jackson of Blanchester (43) 89, Tim Benson of Blanchester (48) 92, Eric Simmons of Batavia (49) 94, Joey Marks of Georgetown (47) 94, Kaitie Long of Blanchester (49) 96, Tyler Carter of Felicity (54) 98, and Brandon Manz of Felicity (52) 99.

Batavia is putting together a serious defense of the conference title it won a year ago.

Head coach Mike Hatfield is somewhat worried about his charges' chances of winning another SBC-N championship.

"We're not playing as well as I thought we would this year. If several of the players can play as well as they have in the past, we could have a strong finish in the league and for the season," Hatfield concluded.

American Division

Western Brown owns a solid lead after two nine-hole rounds in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division tournament.

The first round took place at Lindale Golf Course, near Amelia, and the second round took place at Cedar Trace Golf Course, near Newtonsville.

The Broncos have made (156) 316 strokes, Bethel-Tate (166) 341, Goshen (169) 343, New Richmond (177) 361, and Clermont Northeastern (211) 437.

Following are the best scores shot at the first round. Tyler Hutson of Western Brown 38, Kaeleb Schweiger of Western Brown 38, Cody McClanahan of Goshen 39, Zach Kirkpatrick of Western Brown 39, Tommy Galea of Bethel-Tate 40, Louie Schaljo of Bethel-Tate 41, Corey Schneider of Western Brown 41, Zach Smith of Western Brown 41, Kevin Hornsby of Goshen 42 (last year's SBC-A tourney medalist), Jeff Poff of Goshen 41, Travis Tolin of Bethel-Tate 42, Denver Young of New Richmond 42, Taylor Garrett of Western Brown 42, Daniel Heflin of New Richmond 43, Matt Kelley of New Richmond 43, Luke Parker of Bethel-Tate 43, Mike Ziggas of Bethel-Tate 43, Nick Keller of Goshen 46, Mitchell Werner of Clermont Northeastern 47, Chris Chesney of New Richmond 49, and Tyler Flood of New Richmond 49.

Bethel-Tate has turned in the best team score for Clermont County contingents in the SBC-A tournament.

"The season's gone very well, especially for a young team," said Harold Messer, head coach of the Tigers who sport a line-up of two juniors, six sophomores, two freshmen, and no seniors.

"I'm looking forward to them putting it all together yet."
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