Twinsburg’s youthful boys golf squad opened up post season play with positive results.
The Tigers competed at the Division I sectional championship tournament at Windmill Lakes Golf Club in Ravenna Oct. 1.
Standout Twinsburg sophomore prospect Blaze Tanner secured a berth to the district championships as an individual qualifier.
Tanner fired a 79 at Windmill Lakes to finish 11th overall and qualify for districts. It was Tanner’s first district tournament berth as he was third among individual qualifiers.
The Pine Hills Division I District Championships were set to take place Monday in Hinckley.
While Tanner made the cut out of 72 golfers, the Tigers just missed as a team.
The top four teams and four individuals not on qualifying teams advanced in post season action to districts.
Twinsburg was edged in the team competition 323-332 by North Royalton for the fourth and final berth in the 14-team sectional.
Sectional champion Walsh Jesuit (299), plus Stow-Munroe Falls (312), Hudson (315) and North Royalton qualified for districts. The Tigers also finished ahead of Brecksville (335) and rival Solon (336) in the team standings.
On the back nine, Tanner fired a 38 after posting a 41 for the Tigers.
Solon’s Jake Caldwell was the number one individual qualifier with a round of 76, followed by Aurora’s Luke Radis (77), Tanner, and Kent Roosevelt’s Carter Troyer (79), who edged Brecksville’s Jacob Henyey (80) for the final berth.
The sophomore duo of Dean Hoyle and Eric Bernhard also played very well for Twinsburg at the sectional tourney.
Hoyle fired an 83 with a strong 41 on the front side, followed by a 42.
Bernhard also carded an 83 as he fired a round of 41 on the back side.
Veteran seniors Patrick Flaherty and Jake Walters also contributed for Twinsburg.
Flaherty carded an 87 at the sectional tournament while Walters had a 92 in Ravenna.
Stow’s Kyle Buzaki was the sectional’s individual champion with a one-under par 69 as Buzaki was on fire with a round of 32 on the front nine. Twinsburg native Colton Levey led Walsh Jesuit with a second-place 72.