The Archbold boys golf team finished third at the Division II sectional tournament, Thursday, Sept. 27, at Detwiler Park Golf Course, Toledo.
As one of the top three teams, the Streaks advance to the district tournament, tomorrow, Thursday, at Sycamore Springs Golf Course, Arlington. The top two teams and two individuals not on a qualifying team qualify for the state championships at Ohio State University, Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13.
Wauseon won the sectional with a team score of 324, followed by Huron with 329. Archbold finished with 336, beating Lake by one shot to qualify.
Stuart Wyse was low man for the Streaks, shooting a 79. Kevin Boyers shot an 80, while Zach Short had an 87. Antonio Cuellar finished with a 90, and Brodie Ranzau had a 98.
Liberty Center’s Tyler Davis was match medalist with a 75.
“We had a little bit of everything going on Thursday,” said Mike Rosebrook, AHS coach. “Stuart (Wyse) played yet another solid round, avoiding big mistakes. He really shines on a full 18-hole course.
“With his skills all he has to do is decide when to go for it next week and he’ll put up a good number.
“Zach (Short) started off cold and found his swing in the middle of the round. That in itself is a skill you need to possess when it’s a do-or-die one-day tournament.
“Kevin (Boyers) went 1-under after the first four holes, then bored a hole through the wind all day with his irons. I expect him to break out one day soon. He couldn’t have picked a better time for it.
“Antonio (Cuellar) and Brodie (Ranzau) made lots of easy bogeys, which is our way of saying, ‘if you don’t have your good stuff today, don’t give up any big numbers, because the team needs you.’
“Some days you realize you just don’t have it today, and that’s when you find out what you’re made of.
“All of our guys played their part well by staying focused on every shot no matter how good or bad their own game was going.
“It’s you against yourself for almost five hours out there. Focus becomes the issue at the end of the round. You have to hit every shot solid into that wind off the lake or it tosses your ball around like a marshmallow.
“ There were coaches and kids finding golf balls under the leaves for each other. We watched a three man playoff for an individual qualifier spot. Two of those guys were on the same team.
“Winners and losers shook hands; good sportsmanship prevailed. You learn a lot about yourself on days like that.
“It took everything we had. I am just as proud of our toughness under pressure as I am how they have come together as a team.
“This postseason stuff is fun.”
In the Div. II girls sectional tournament at White Pines Golf Course in Swanton, Archbold’s Cora King shot a 129, and did not advance to districts.
AHS 157, PHHS 169
In a regular-season dual meet, Archbold defeated Patrick Henry 157-169, Monday, Sept. 24, at Wauseon.
Wyse was match medalist with a 35. Short shot a 38, and Boyers shot a 39. Cuellar and Michael Hesterman each shot 45, and Ranzau shot a 51.
AHS 164, Hicksville 170, Tinora 177
The Streaks won a trimeet with the Aces and Rams, Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Wauseon.
Wyse was again match medalist with a 38. Short finished with a 41; Cuellar, 42; Boyers, 43; Hesterman, 51; and Ranzau, 54.