Bobcat Golf Report: Sept. 10-13 (09/17/2016)

(By CSZ Sports Writer Kenn Staub)  The next to the last week of the KSAC boy’s golf season featured matches at Wanango Country Club (Tuesday, Sept. 11) and Hi-Level Golf Course (Thursday, Sept. 13). Meanwhile, the only KSAC girl’s megamatch, scheduled at Foxburg Country Club on Monday, Sept. 10, was cancelled when the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon drenched western Pennsylvania.

Boys: Bobcats Second at Wanango (Tuesday, Sept. 11)

Josh Craig

Led by Josh Craig’s 41 and Jackson Fox’s 44 the Clarion Boys golf team finished second at the megamatch held Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Wanango Country Club (Reno). Craig’s round was good enough for second place at the event, while Fox’s score put him in a tie for fourth.

In addition to Craig and Fox, Mitch Geiger (50), Lake Staub (53), and Cam Lapinto (59) contributed to the Bobcat’s team score (247). Login Dehner also competed for Clarion, carding a 61.

Clarion-Limestone’s (C-L) Hayden Siegel put up a 38 on the 3,181 yard, par 36 front nine to earn medalist honors. Moniteau (245) was the top team, with Forest Area (249) third.

Boys: Clarion Places Third at Hi-Level (Thursday, Sept. 13)

Lake Staub

The Bobcats were paced at the seventh event of the season by Lake Staub, who carded a 40 on Hi-level Golf Course’s (Kossuth) 2,370 yard par 34 front nine. Staub’s round put him in a four way tie for fifth overall.

Jackson Fox (42), Josh Craig (44), Login Dehner (45), and Cam Lapinto (47) all contributed sub-50 rounds to the five-person team score (218), which was good enough for third. Mitch Geiger, the other member of the team, posted a 49, though his tally did not count toward the Bobcats’ total. As such, Clarion was the only squad at Hi-Level to have all competitors shoot below 50.

Clarion-Limestone’s (C-L) Hayden Siegel took medalist honors for the second consecutive match, helping the Lions (203) to victory. Moniteau took second, 11 strokes behind the victorious Lions.

Jackson Fox

Though Clarion has yet to win a match they have finished in the top three at six of seven events, staking a claim to third (52.0) in the KSAC. Despite jumping into the conference lead following Tuesday’s match at Wanango, Moniteau (54.5) finished the week in second behind C-L (55.0) after the Lions’ performance at Hi-Level.

Individually, Craig holds the second best scoring average (42.86) in the conference, trailing only C-L’s Siegel (40.86). Fox (45.43) is tied for sixth in the KSAC with C-L’s Kaden Park. Staub (46.14) holds down ninth, a stroke ahead of Forest Area’s Zyler Hargenrader.

Boy’s Week Ahead: The last week of the KSAC boy’s season has the golfers teeing it up at Foxburg Country Club on Tuesday, Sept. 18 and competing at Lake Arthur Golf Club (Butler) on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Girl’s Week Ahead: This week looks to be busy for the young ladies of the KSAC, with three matches scheduled in a four day span. They are slated to take on Lake Arthur Golf Club (Butler) on Monday, Sept. 17 and then tee it up at Hi-Level Golf Course (Kossuth) on Wednesday, Sept. 19 before finishing the week at Clarion Oaks Golf Club on Thursday, Sept. 20.