Catching up with the Bulldogs’ golfers

Two teams compete in first round of MBC tourney

LAKEVILLE — On Friday, August 11, the first round of the Mid-Buckeye Conference tourney kicked-off at the Round Lake Golf Course in Lakeville. In competition on the day were the Loudonville Redbirds and the Crestline Bulldogs.

Loudonville finished the day with an 18-hole score of 385 while Crestline turned in a scorecard that read 412.

Hunter Trent shot a 49 front nine and a 42 back nine for a total score of 91 to lead the way for the Bulldogs. Zac Hatfield shot a 100 on the day (56, 44). Spencer Harley finished the 18 holes with a 110, Devon Reed added a 111 and Jonny Tesso carded a 122. Harley and Reed are both first-year golfers playing in their first ever golf matches.

Crestline will be back at Round Lake to meet up with Loudonville on Thursday in MBC play. On Thursday, September 7, the Bulldogs will pick back up and host the squad from Plymouth at Valley View Golf Course in Galion.

Crestline takes to Cranberry Hills

NEW WASHINGTON — Back on Tuesday, August 8, the Crestline Bulldogs golf squad traveled to New Washington’s Cranberry Hills Golf Course to compete in the annual Buckeye Central Invite.

The event, won by the squad from Galion, saw the Bulldogs earning ninth place with a team score of 481.

Leading the way for Crestline was Hunter Trent with an 18-hole score of 97. Zac Hatfield contributed a 103, Jonny Tesso added a 128 and Levi Miller finished with a 153 for the Bulldogs.

Quotes and notes from the coach

Crestline golf coach Steve Garberich mentioned the following in an email: “(Hunter) Trent received a medal for his performance at the Buckeye Central Invite. His 42 on the back nine at the event was the lowest nine-hole score of his career and the lowest by a Bulldog golfer in three seasons.” Garberich continues, “All of the golfers have been putting in a lot extra time practicing. They are all eager to learn and to get better. Golf is a very hard game to master and I am very proud of these six for the effort that they have shown thus far.”

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By Chad Clinger

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