PIQUA – The varsity boys golf team competed in the Scott Homan Memorial Invitational Monday at Piqua Country Club. The Bolts posted a four year season best team score of 333 which was good for 4th place out of 18 teams that were in attendance.
Northmont was led by junior Shawn Richards who carded a career best score of 78. Junior Luke Knapke continued his steady play by shooting 83. Another junior, Wesley Kincaid, fired a round of 85. Freshman Connor Cummins added an 87 to the mix to round out the team scoring. Senior Aaron Gagnier was one shot out of the team scoring with a round of 88.
“Today’s performance trumped the varsity’s season opening tournament score of 342 that we posted last Friday at the GWOC preseason tournament at Beechwood Golf Course,” said Northmont Coach Nathan Hannahan.
The varsity bolts hope to continue this hot streak when they tee it up
Wednesday at WGC in Xenia the Thunderbolts teed up against Butler, Xenia and Springfield. Butler won the match with a team score of 315, Xenia was second at 332, Northmont came in with a 347, and Springfield had 401.
Following Wednesday’s match at WGC, the Bolts took the course Thursday at Turtle Creek Golf Course at the Greenville Invitational.
Northmont came in with a team score of 354 to place 5th out of 14 teams.
“The golf course was set up as tough as I’ve ever seen it,” Hannahan said.
Senior Aaron Gagnier recorded a personal best round of 82 at Turtle Creek.
“Gagnier overcame being stung by a bee just before he teed off. He got stung in the hand. It was like a scene from a movie,” Hannahan stated. “It was a non-allergic sting and it didn’t swell up too badly but we kept it iced and covered and we were able to locate a bee sting kit for him, so by the end of the round he was totally fine. He was adamant that he wanted to play and he went out and fired a personal best.”
Luke Knapke shot a round of 88, Shawn Richards had a 90, Wesley Kincaid had a 92 and Ben Sage fired a 93, but his score was not counted.
“We had a pretty good week. We are playing a lot better this year than we did last year,” Hannahan noted.
This Thursday the Thunderbolts will host Fairmont for a nine hole match at Moss Creek Golf Course at 4 p.m. On Tuesday, August 26 Northmont will participate in the Diana Schwab Invitational at Beavercreek Golf Club.