Walsh Jesuit opened the boys golf season in style by winning two tournaments.
Ben Cors posted a 2-under 69 to open the season as a medalist and guide Walsh Jesuit to a title in the Brunswick Invitational at Pine Hills Golf Club in Hinckley on Monday.
Walsh, under coach Bill Reilly, finished with a score of 305 to top an 18-team field that included Medina in second at 309, Brunswick in third at 316, Mentor in fourth at 328 and Green in fifth at 329.
Walsh’s other scoring golfers were Jay Magyari (73), Colton Levey (81) and Clark Nemer (82).
Walsh then won the Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin Lion Classic on Tuesday at Quail Hollow Country Club’s Devlin-Von Hagge Golf Course in Painesville. The Warriors topped the 12-team field by shooting a 305. Hudson (310), ND-CL (311), Mentor (320) and Lakewood St. Edward (321) rounded out the top five.
Aditya Achar of ND-CL placed first individually with a 1-over 72, and Nemer shot a 73 to tie for second with Liam Ottaway of Gates Mills Gilmour Academy and Antonio Bodziony of Willoughby South.
Cors (75), Levey (78) and Josh Fisher (79) also figured into the scoring for the Warriors.
Hoban is 3-for-3
Archbishop Hoban is 3-for-3 when it comes to winning boys golf tournaments this season.
Freshman Nolan Haynes shot a 3-under 69 on Wednesday to guide the Knights (290) to a first-place finish in the New Albany Eagle Invitational at the New Albany Links Club.
Haynes finished second to Lakota East’s Ty Sylla (65). Columbus St. Charles (297), Lakota East (300) and Upper Arlington (306) and Cincinnati St. Xavier (311) were second through fifth in the 12-team field.
Senior Aaron Apticar (72), freshman Jake Ryan (74) and sophomore Solomon Petrie (75) also counted in the scoring for the Knights.
Haynes carded a 4-under 68 to earn medalist honors in his varsity debut to lead the Knights to a first-place finish in the Polar Bear Invitational, a 19-team event hosted by Jackson at Shady Hollow Country Club on Monday.
Hoban posted a school-record score of even-par 288 on Monday at Shady Hollow to edge runner-up St. Ignatius by two shots. Junior Josh Wright (72), Apticar (72) and Ryan (76) also scored for the Knights.
Hoban compiled a 4-over 292 on Tuesday in the St. Ignatius Invitational at Redtail Golf Club in Avon. Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller and Ignatius both posted a 299 in the 16-team event.
Haynes shot a 2-under 70 to finish runner-up on Tuesday at Redtail, and Apticar (72), Petrie (73) and Wright (77) also scored for the Knights.
“This is going to be a fun year with my three best guys returning and then two very good freshmen coming in,” Hoban coach Quinn Parker said.
“Nolan has started very well, obviously winning a tournament in his first tournament of his high school career and then coming in as runner-up twice. He is very happy with his start. We actually make a tournament in our tryouts and he finished in fourth place.”
Parker said Petrie posted the top three-day score in the tryouts, also known as the Parker Classic, with rounds of 76 and 67 at Barberton Brookside Country Club, and 69 at Fairlawn Country Club.
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