ATHENS, Ohio — It only takes one.
The Southern golf team edged Waterford by a single stroke in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division match on Wednesday evening at Ohio University Golf Course, giving the Tornadoes three-win advantage over the Wildcats in the league standings with one match to go.
In the play six, count four format, the Tornadoes compiled a 175, while WHS posted a 176. Miller placed third in the five-team match with a 204, South Gallia was fourth at 239, while host Trimble had just three golfers and did not post a team score.
The Purple and Gold were led by Jensen Anderson, who fired a 2-over par round of 37. Five strokes back of Anderson, SHS senior Jonah Hoback recorded a 42. Jarrett Hupp recorded a 47 for the Tornadoes’ third score, while Ryan Acree rounded out the team total with a 49.
Southern’s two non-counting scores were a 51 by Joey Weaver and a 56 by Landen Hill.
Curtis Haner led the Rebels with a round of 50. Noah Sprulock came in with a 61 for SGHS, Layne Ours added a 62, while Chloey Campbell had a 66 to cap off the team total. Madisyn Spurlock and Dustin Bainter recorded match rounds of 70 for South Gallia’s non-counting scores.
Waterford was led by Wesley Jenkins with a 38, followed by Evan Seevers with a 45 and Travis Pottmeyer with a 46. Bryce Hilverding had a 47 for the Wildcats’ final counting score, while Grant Weihl and Matt Seamon posted a 48 and 53 respectively as Waterford’s extra scores.
Hunter Dutiel led Miller with a 43, followed by Trey Hettich with 53. Blaine Needham and Collin Pargeon fired matching rounds of 54 to round out the Falcon total, while Brody Dutiel came in with a non-counting round of 62.
Trimble’s three scores were a 51 by Nathan Riley, a 52 by Zach Bragg and a 64 by Josh Hashman.
Southern will have a chance to wrap up the league title on Thursday at Oxbow.
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