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Aurora High boys golfers ready for today's sectional

by STEVE BATKO | CORRESPONDENT Published: October 5, 2016 1:00 AM
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Aurora -- The Greenmen boys golf squad finished fourth in the Suburban League American Conference tournament last week.

In the wet conditions, Copley captured the team championship.

Paced by medalist J.T.T. Forster's 71, Copley won the American Conference in the second annual Suburban League tournament at J. Edward Goodpark.

Copley bested Kent Roosevelt 317-321 and beat Medina Highland (322) and Aurora (342).

The locals edged Revere (344) for fourth place. Revere had 344.

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"It was pretty wet the last four or five holes," said AHS head coach Dave Munson. "Some of the guys got soaked. There's strong depth in the league and we hung in there."

Senior Jack Schroeder led the Greenmen with an 83 as he played consistent golf, firing 41 on the front nine and 42 on the back nine.

"Jack was the low scorer and did pretty well," noted Munson.

Will Snyder and Jeremy Thorn each carded 86. nyder had a 42 on the front nine and 44 on the back nine to show some consistency.

Thorn fired 41 on the front and a 45 on the back. James Robinson shot 87 in his first league tourney and played well with 43 and 44.

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Matthew Maselli played well on the front nine with a 42 and finished with an 88. Michael Avalon added a 92 (46-46).

Third-place Highland captured the American Conference overall championship over second-place Copley. The crown includes total results from a preseason tournament, dual matches and the SL tourney.

Forster beat Hudson's Will Kurtz, a Kent State recruit, for the overall title. Kurtz (72) had a 69 in last year's SL tourney.

Including the preseason and post season tournaments, plus the regular season, Thorn earned second-team All-Suburban League status. Schroeder made honorable mention.

"I am happy for Jeremy and Jack; they are both four-year seniors and they have earned this honor," said Munson.

Now, Aurora is set to compete at today's (Oct. 5) Division I sectional tournament at Windmill Lakes in Ravenna.

"We have gotten better as the year has progressed; we hopefully will have a good performance," said Munson, who had an 18-hole practice round Oct. 1 and planned a nine-hole practice the next day.

"We are familiar with the course, but there are some strong teams," he said.

Teams at the sectional are Bedford, Brecksville, Chagrin Falls, Garfield Heights, Hudson, Kenston, Nordonia, Parma Normandy, North Royalton, Parma, Ravenna, Kent Roosevelt, Solon, Stow-Munroe Falls, Twinsburg, Parma Heights Valley Forge and Walsh Jesuit.

Munson cited Hudson, Chagrin Falls and Walsh as some of the top teams.


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