For the third straight year, the Archbold golf team finished second in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League golf tournament, Friday, Sept. 24, at Wauseon.
Bryan won its third straight title, with a team score of 323. The Streaks finished with 349, as did Liberty Center. Archbold finished second because its fifth-highest score, a 92, was one stroke better than Liberty Center’s, which was a 93.
Jarrett Yoder, who shot 39-42-81, was named First Team All-NWOAL.
Stuart Wyse shot 44-45- 89, Zach Short shot 43-46- 89, and Olley Short shot 43-47-90. All three received NWOAL honorable mentions.
Dylan Reisser shot 40- 52-92, and Trevor Neuenschwander shot 45-51-96.
“I am very pleased,” said Kevin Miller, AHS coach. “We had not played as well as we should most of the season.
“As of the last week or so, we had started to bring our scores down closer to where we as a team expected our scores to be.
“In my years as a coach I have not seen wind condi- tions like we experienced on Friday. To have Luke Shaffer of Bryan shoot a 77 is a phenomenal feat. We had some of the best golfers in the league shoot in the mid- 80s.
“I was excited that our golfers battled as well as they did with those windy conditions. I knew we had the capabilities to compete for one of the top spots. We just had to focus and have confidence in our abilities.
“We will need to play better at sectionals. We have the tools to compete. We need to have a strong start and a strong finish.”
AHS 167, Swanton 185
The Streaks defeated the Bulldogs by 18 strokes on a sunny cool day at Swanton.
Short and Reisser were match medalists. Each shot a 41.
Wyse shot a 42, while Neuenschwander shot a 43. Yoder shot a 44 and Short, a 47.
AHS 164, Delta 165,
North Central 182
The Streaks squeezed out Delta by one stroke for the tri-match victory, Thursday, Sept. 23, at Wauseon.
Archbold raised its record to 37-18 with the wins over the Panthers and Eagles.
Yoder, Reisser, and Wyse each shot a 40. O. Short and Neuenschwander each shot a 44, and Z. Short had a 49.
Delta’s Brandon Bailey was match medalist with a 37.
Archbold starts tourna- ment play, Thursday, Sept. 30, in the Division III sectional tournament at Auglaize Golf Club, Defiance.
Other teams at Auglaize include Antwerp, Ayersville, Crestview, Fairview, Fort Jennings, Delphos Jefferson, Kalida, Leipsic, Ottoville, Pettisville, Delphos St. John’s, Tinora, and Wayne Trace.
The top three teams and four individual low scorers not on a qualifying team advance to the district tournament at Bowling Green, Thursday, Oct. 7.