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Boys golf season in full swing in county

WU’s Jacob Pell was one of the match play winners  on Aug. 30 at the Adams County Country Club.
WU’s Jacob Pell was one of the match play winners on Aug. 30 at the Adams County Country Club.

Story by Mark Carpenter –
Photo by Jamie Puckett –

The high school boys golf season is in full swing in the county with matches being held nearly every day of the week.
On Aug. 24, Manchester, North Adams, and Portsmouth Clay met on the Shawnee Course,with the Greyhounds scoring 175, the Devils 180, and Clay 201.  Jase Thatcher shot a 40 to lead the Hounds, with Logan Hayslip close behind at 41.  Noah Lung’s 38 paced North Adams.
The same two county squads were back in action on Aug. 29 at Hilltop Golf Course with the addition of the Ripley Blue Jays.
This time the Green Devils came out on top, with a team stroke total of 177, led by a 40 from Noah Lung for the nine hole event.  Uriah and Carson Hall each shot 45 for the Devils, with Bryant Lung carding a 47.
For Manchester, Hayslip led the way with a 43, followed by Jalen James at 47 and Dylan Colvin at 50.
Ripley’s top golfers on the day were Dylan Phillips at 44 and Brian Dunn at 46.
On Tuesday, Aug. 30 the Adams County Country Club saw history as the West Union and North Adams teams hooked up in the first match play event in either school’s history.
According to West Union head coach Carl Schneider, match play was just approved by the Ohio High School Athletic Association this past year as a new form of contest for golf.  The format allowed for stroke play to count as a point and the match play to count as a point and the Dragons were victorious, 8-2.
The match up results were Craig Horton(WU) over Patrick England (NA), Eli Fuller (WU) over Uriah Hall (NA), Jacob Pell (WU) over Bryant Lung (NA), and Tyler Fowler (WU) over Colt Shumaker (NA).
Medalist for the day was North Adam’s Noah Lung, who shot a sparkling 32 to defeat West Union’s Elijah McCarty.
There was also regular JV action on the same day, with West Union topping North Adams 198-240.  The Dragons’ Carson McFarland was JV medalist with a 42.

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