A day that started cloudy and ended soggy proved to be just perfect for Copley’s golf team.

With medalist JT Forster’s 71 leading the way, Copley posted the best team score of the day to win the American Conference in the second Suburban League tournament at J. Edward Good Park Thursday.

Hudson won a tiebreaker against Stow to follow up last year’s tourney title in the National Conference. Both schools had scores of 321 for their top four of six players, but the Explorers’ fifth scorer was 1 stroke better than Stow’s.

Light rain arrived just after noon, and it eventually turned into a steady downpour, soaking most of the late finishers.

Copley’s score of 317 was 4 strokes better than runner-up Kent Roosevelt and 5 ahead of third-place Highland, which still captured the American Conference overall championship over second-place Copley. That includes a combination of the preseason tournament, dual meets and the SL tournament.

“The guys just played well,” Copley coach Tom Arison said. “Everybody did their job today. Honestly, I’m just a proud coach. It’s a great day to be an Indian.”

It was especially good for Forster, a senior, whose even-par score of 37-34-71 was 1 stroke better than Hudson senior Will Kurtz, a Kent State recruit, who had the top score of 69 in last year’s SL tourney.

“It was stressful and it was all over the place,” Forster said. “I didn’t hit many fairways but I hit a lot of good shots when I needed to. It was all scrambling today.”

The up-and-down round included seven birdies, five bogeys and one double bogey. His putting “was OK,” he said.

“When I had a long putt I would usually either make it or put it really close,” he said. “I made a lot of short ones.”

Forster, who said he plays the Good Park course “about 75 times a year” will attend Mississippi State though not play on the golf team. But he will major in PGA management, with an eye toward being a club pro.

The Indians’ other scorers were junior Andrew Lampner (79), senior Austin Jacob (82) and senior Nolan Schnaekel (85).

Robby Gura of Highland, and Hayden Kegg and Frank Farley, both of Kent Roosevelt, all shot 78s to tie for runner-up in the American Conference.

“I was satisfied with 322,” Highland coach Andrew Dutt said. “Copley and J.T. did a great job on a day like this.”

Hudson coach Dave Kurtz — father of Will — wasn’t pleased afterward, despite clinching a second overall championship in the big school conference. The Explorers are undefeated in dual meets the past three years.

“It was terrible,” Dave Kurtz said. “I didn’t see Will play. He said he drove it really well and didn’t make any putts and said his irons weren’t very good, he couldn’t get it close to the hole. But he shot 72 because he’s that kind of player.”

“The rest of the guys, I’m not sure what’s going on but it’s about to get real,” Kurtz added, with sectionals starting next week.

Hudson’s Dave Sexton (81) and Johnny Merrill and Ian Tallman (both 84) also scored, while Nolan Laughlin and Connor Linx (both 85) provided the tiebreaker margin.

Stow coach Joe Vojtko was pleased with his squad’s effort.

“Very happy with the team,” he said. “Coming on strong at the end of the year, peaking at the right time.”

Seulgiram Lee (78), Aaron Kim and Ethan Fretag (both 80) and Jordan Jolly (83) led the Bulldogs.

Nordonia’s Drake Tobias shot a 77 to place second among individuals in the National Conference.