|Kalida boys grab PCL golf title|
|Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:00 AM|
By CHARLIE WARNIMONT
OTTAWA - Kalida returned to the top of the Putnam County League golf standings Monday afternoon by winning the league tournament at the Country Acres Golf Course.
Kalida won the PCL tournament by shooting a 329 to edge Miller City by seven strokes. Miller City finished with a 336 team score.
Leipsic finished third with a 376, Fort Jennings had a 378, Columbus Grove a 378 and Ottoville was sixth with a 381.
Kalida won the tournament by outplaying Miller City on the back nine. Miller City had an eight shot lead (160-168) at the turn before Kalida outshot Miller City 161-176 on the back nine, based on the four low scores for each team used for each teams score.
Kalida’s Zach Erhart and Miller City’s Jared Fuka shared medalist honors for the tournament as both shot a 77. It was the second straight year Fuka has been the PCL medalist as he shared it last year with Ottoville’s Zach Weber.
Kalida and Miller City had three players each named to the PCL first team. Gaining first team honors for Kalida were Erhart, Evan Recker (82) and Brady Mathew (84), while getting honors for Miller City was Fuka, Davis Lammers (82) and Austin Lammers (84).
Second-team honors went to Kalida’s Jeff Knueve (86) and Collin Nartker (88), along with Wesley Markward (86) of Ottoville, Logan Diller (88) of Columbus Grove and Sam Vetter (89) of Fort Jennings.
Kalida’s Collin Nartker had a hole-in-one Monday as he aced the par-3 fifth hole. It was the second straight year a player has had one at the PCL tournament.
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Kalida (329) - Zach Erhart 77, Evan Recker 82, Brady Mathew 84, Jeff Knueve 86, Collin Nartker 88.
Miller City (336) - Jared Fuka 77, Davis Lammers 82, Austin Lammers 84, Cody Sheets 93, Jacob Schimmoeller 96.
Leipsic (376) - John Ellerbrock 93, Neil Haselman 93, Emilleo Guerra 95, Alex Ellerbrock 95, Logan Selhorst 102.
Fort Jennings (378) - Sam Vetter 89, Luke Luebrecht 93, Nate German 98, Alex Sealts 98, Ryan Rau 101.
Columbus Grove (378) - Logan Diller 88, Brandon Hoffman 96, Cody Woods 96, Kyle Welty 98, Logan Hardeman 115.
Ottoville (381) - Wesley Markward 86, Luke Schimmoeller 90, Brendon Schnipke 99, Matt Turnwald 106, Ryan Kemper 115.