Area golfers headed to state


A pair of Henry County golfers and Hicksville's Luis Miron are headed to state.

Liberty Center's Cody Knapp and Napoleon's Brandon Lambert qualified during Division II district golf action on Thursday at Sycamore Springs while Miron had a 79 in Division III districts at Stone Ridge Golf Course.

Knapp shot a 75 and Lambert a 76 to pick up the two individual berths after Bryan and Liberty-Benton claimed the two team spots to state. Napoleon finished third, five shots behind L-B. The top two teams and top two individuals not on a qualifying team move on to state in D-II.

Luke Shaffer shot a 74 and Adam McBride a 77 to lead Bryan.

Meanwhile, Stryker came in third place in Division III golf at Stone Ridge Golf Course in Bowling Green to earn the Panthers a state berth along with Miron. The top four teams in D-III and top four individuals not on a qualifying team advance to state. Jared DeGroff led Stryker with a 77. Tanner Clingaman had an 81, Troy Saunders 83 and Hunter Clingaman 84.

Division II

At Sycamore Springs

Bryan (Luke Shaffer 74, Adam McBride 77, Dalton Schulenberg 85, Shea Vogelsong 88) 324, Liberty-Benton 325, Napoleon (Brandon Lambert 76, Zach Hoops 82, Andrew Taylor 85, Jacob Gbers 87) 330, Willard 336, Wauseon 336, Clear Fork 346, Shelby 350, Eastwood 351.

Individual qualifiers: Cody Knapp (Liberty Center) 75, Brandon Lambert (Napoleon) 76.

SFlbDivision III

At Stone Ridge Golf Course

Lima Central Catholic 306, Van Buren 323, Stryker (Jared DeGroff 77, Tanner Clingaman 81, Troy Saunders 83, Hunter Clingaman 84) 325, Fremont St. Joseph 331, Woodmore 339, Ottoville 340, Minster 341, North Central 347, Ottawa Hills 348, Kalida 350, Tiffin Calvert 351, Ashland Crestview 352, Ashland Crestview 352, Parkway 358, New Riegel 359, Delphos St. John's 359, Hopewell-Loudon 362, Allen East 371.

Individual qualifiers: Tim Deichert (Maumee Valley Country Day) 75, Ben Silverman (Ottawa Hills) 78, Luis Miron (Hicksville) 79, Billy Blausey (Woodmore) 79.

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