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WL-Salem’s Sims set to play in state tournament

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West Liberty-Salem sophomore Nick Sims, shown watching a putt during the sectional tournament at Beechwood Golf Course in Arcanum, will play in the Division III state tournament Friday and Saturday at North Star Golf Club in Sunbury. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)

After a tremendous freshman year in which he was match medalist nine times, there were giant expectations for West Liberty-Salem golfer Nick Sims this fall.

He got off to a bit of a slow start to the season, but he answered those expectations with a clutch performance at last Thursday’s Division III district tournament at Weatherwax Golf Course.

Sims shot a 75 at the challenging Weatherwax course and then survived a three-hole playoff to earn a berth in the state tournament Friday and Saturday at North Star Golf Club in Sunbury.

“I was frustrated earlier in the season because I wasn’t playing as well as I wanted to,” said Sims. “I’ve just tried to do a lot of practicing. I’ve been putting better lately and I’ve been hitting the ball better, too.”

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