Chiefs second, Raiders third at Russ Hogue Memorial

Tigers roll to Champaign County crown

Bellefontaine and Benjamin Logan’s boys golf teams gave a strong showing by taking two of the top three spots Tuesday at the Russ Hogue Memorial at Cherokee Hills Golf Course.


Bellefontaine’s Nate Langenfeld eyes his tee shot on the 15th hole Tuesday at the Russ Hogue Memorial tournament at Cherokee Hills Golf Course. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)


Additional photos from the tournament appear in Wednesday's Examiner.  

Springfield Shawnee held on to win the tournament with a 313, edging out the Chieftains, who were second with 318. The Raiders finished third with 327. 

Sidney was fourth with 364, Northwestern was fifth with 369, Tecumseh was sixth with 372, Riverside was seventh with 405 and host Indian Lake finished eighth with 413.

The annual tournament is played in honor of the late Hogue, who was a golf and basketball coach at Indian Lake.

There was a four-way tie for medalist at 75. The four players took to the 18th hole, where Shawnee’s Andrew Tincher came out on top. Others in the playoff were Ben Logan’s Grant Ricketts, Bellefontaine’s Nathan Langenfeld and Shawnee’s Grant Engle.

Langenfeld led the Chieftains with his 75, while Jarret Beck ended with a 79. Connor Adelsberger and Devin Fowler each shot an 82, Nicklaus Lyons carded an 84 and Hunter Karg had a 90.

Following Ricketts for the Raiders were T.J. Fink with an 80, Tanner Rader with an 83, Brady Bechtel with an 89, Mitchell Fink with a 96 and Colin Headings with a 110.

Jared Trabert paced Riverside with a 96. Trey Lane followed with a 99, Walker Mustain shot 101, Dylan Heaberlin had a 109, Derek Kobylak had 120 and Jason Yoder had a 130.

Joe Corwin led Indian Lake with a 100. Also in action for the Lakers were Timmy Arvin with a 104, Brad Hoover with a 104, George Lones with a 105 and Jeromy Ridenbaugh with a 126.

Bellefontaine, Ben Logan, Indian Lake and Riverside are all back in action Thursday at the Ryan Reynolds Memorial at Liberty Hills Golf Club.

Tigers win Champaign County title

West Liberty-Salem’s boys golf team ran away with the Champaign County championship with a 44-stroke win Tuesday at Woodland Golf Club.

The Tigers were never threatened as they coasted to first with a 320, while Mechanicsburg was a distant second with 364. Urbana came in third with 380, Graham was fourth with 384 and Triad was fifth with 438.

WL-Salem standout Nick Sims was medalist with a low round of 71, which included a four-under 32 on the front nine.

In addition to Sims, the Tigers also saw Ethan McBean fire an 81, Kannon Stillings shoot a 82, Logan Brown card an 86, Dillon Callicoat shoot 87 and Max Eggleston shoot 95.

The Cardinals were led by Kole Smith with a 104. Bryan Beckley had a 107, Alec Ober shot a 111, Creighton Bradley had a 116, Kaleb Kaylor carded a 119 and Shem Pond rounded out the team with a 120.

Triad competes in the Ryan Reynolds Memorial on Thursday at Liberty Hills Golf Club, while WL-Salem travels to Southeastern on Thursday.

Gophers compete at Allen East

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