BOWLING GREEN — After nearly seven hours of golf Thursday afternoon at the Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green, it was amazing how tight the battle was for a spot in next week’s state tournament.
And when all the scores were posted and a playoff completed, two local individuals found themselves advancing to next week’s Division III state golf tournament in Sunbury at the North Star Golf Resort.
St. John’s senior Nick Kayser and Kalida senior Neil Recker were the only two players completing Thursday that were fortunate to advance to state. It was a bittersweet day for Recker, though, as his Wildcat teammates found themselves finishing in fifth place one shot short of advancing to state as a team.
Kayser qualified for state after shooting a 78, then finishing second in a 1-hole playoff to grab one of two individual spots up for grabs. Recker shot a 74 to qualify for state.
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