Aurora -- After disposing of Kenston 157-173 in the final league match of the regular season, the Aurora High varsity boys golf squad is looking toward tournament time.
The Sept. 10 win over the Bombers at Barrington pushed AHS to 7-0 in the Chagrin Valley Conference with the CVC postseason tournament Sept. 19 at Chardon's Legend Lakes.
"It [Kenston] was a big win and the guys should be clear favorites to win the CVC title," said head coach Gus Mehallis.
Pacing Aurora was junior Chris Sloe with a 38, while senior Conor O'Callaghan carded a 39. Other Aurora scores were Alex Avalon 40, Sam Nowak 40, Parker Barnes 43 and Tommy Riedy 44.
AHS will compete Sept. 21 in the Lakewood St. Edward Invitational and will host the Aurora Invitational at Barrington on Sept. 22.
Mehallis is hoping for more strong tourney play as his squad had a modest result in Sept. 7's Walsh Jesuit Invitational at Brookledge in Cuyahoga Falls. AHS tied for sixth with 323. Walsh won with 304 and St. Ignatius had 308.
"It wasn't a good tournament for us," said Mehallis. "It seemed almost everyone had a 'big' number [score]. Sloe led Aurora with a 76, including a triple bogey. O'Callaghan shot 78 and Avalon 80, with a nine on a par 3. Other scores were Riedy with 89 and Nowak 90.
On Sept. 5, Aurora beat Perry 156-171 in CVC action. Avalon had a 1-under-par 35, Nowak 37, O'Callaghan 41, Sloe and Riedy 43s and Jack Brubaker 48.
Aurora was red hot in a Sept. 3 CVC win 146-168 over Beachwood at Walden. "We had a very convincing Sloe shot a 2-under par 34 and Avalon was 1-under at 35," said Mehallis. Aurora's scores were O'Callaghan 38 and Riedy 39.
"Shooting 2-over par as a team will win a lot of matches," said a thrilled Mehallis.