Perkins leads area at Port Clinton Classic

While Lakewood St. Edward's golf team dominated the 2013 Port Clinton Golf Classic, Perkins finished ahead of 10 other area schools in the 21-team field.
Butch Wagner
Aug 20, 2013

A first-timer, the Eagles established a tournament record with a 303 total, breaking the old mark by 13 strokes at the Catawba Island Club. Avon Lake had the record since 2011.

St. Ed's also had the tournament medalist in junior Dan Zahn with a two-over-par 73. Teammates Wil Bethune added 34-41—75, Joey Kreicic 39-37—76 and Anton Kreicic 37-42—79 for the 303 count.

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Sandusky's Nick Kinzel, a sophomore for the Eagles, contributed 41-44—85.

Parma Padua Franciscan was runner-up with 318, while Perkins followed with a 332 mark.  Bellevue was fourth at 335 and Port Clinton right behind at 336. Clyde wound up seventh with 347, Huron scord a 355 for 10th, followed by Norwalk 357 and Willard 366. Margaretta and New London 372 each for 13th, Oak Harbor 373 15th, and Edison 390 18th among the 11 area schools.

Grove City had the runner-up in the medalist department with Cameron Michalak's 39-35—74 to lead his team to a 345 total.

St. Ed's and Padua swept the honors for first-team laurels.

Perkins coach Randy Manuella was quite happy with his team's performance after receiving the third-place trophy.

"Our goal is always to beat the other SBC schools, and we did that and to beat out Bellevue is another feather in our kids' hat. Last year we had all kinds of problems, and to lower that score by some 25 strokes is something to be proud of," Manuella said.

Senior Tyler Puckrin paced the Pirates with 37-42—79 while seniors Maxx Tamburrino and Tanner Trent followed with 43-39—82 and 45-39—84, respectively. Junior Brayden Hupp tallied 39-48—87 and freshman Cam Foss 45-43—88.

"Tyler played well and just missed the second all-team team in a scorecard playoff. There were four with 79 and two made the second team and Tyler lost out in the tie-breaker," Manuella said.

Port Clinton and Bellevue had second-team selections with 77s.

Senior Joey Kurtz and junior Shane Meek were the Redskin representatives, while junior Isaac Hartley earned the same honor for Bellevue.

Kurtz was four over par after his first two holes, and opened with a triple bogey on No. 1. He finished with 42-35—77 over the par 35-36 course. Meek carded 38-39 for his 77 with just 27 putts for the day, 12 on the front nine.

Hartley fired 38-39 with back-to-back birdies on holes No. 9 and 10.

"I almost had a hole-in-one on No. 9. The ball stopped just inches away," Hartley said.

Also for Bellevue, Dylan DeWitt checked in with 41-42—83, Thomas Pressler 43-44—87 and Ryan Wilburn 48-40—88. Tyler Rospert's 100 did not figure in the scoring.

Wilburn, a senior, was going along smoothly with a nice round until his 16th hole (No. 1). He knocked the ball into the water on four occasions and wound up with a 12.

Also for Port Clinton, freshman Anthony Paradiso had 44-42—86 while Austin Krupp cashed in 96 and Michell Mueller 103.

"For us, Shane was outstaning all day and Joey recovered from a rough start to also post a solid number. Anthony was consistent once again and is giving up what we need," PC coach Rick Dominick said.

Clyde golfers had their problems with senior Luke Hohenstein's 44-39—83 the low round. Zach Rieman followed with 44-40—84 while Brett Combs and Tristen Pocock finished with 90s and Lucas Colvin 104.

For Norwalk, Mason Berry produced the low round with 43-40—83 and Jacob Gilson followed with 43-41—84. Travis Cring added 93, Max Berry 51-46-97 and Noah Hicks 57-50-107.

Jake Tanner paced the Flashes with 44-44-88.

Carson Ebert scored a 44-47-91, Logan Schaub 48-44-92, Aaron Feltner 49-46-95 a nd Brayden Bruner 65-58-123.Brayden Bruner's 123 was not used.

Austin Spicer and Logan Brauer each fashioned 83 for Margaretta. Both went out in 41 and came back in 42. Toby Miller was next with 102 while Gage Byington and Steven Stark added 104s.

As for New London, Cory Haswell posed 42-44-86, Chase Rankin 43-47-90, Deadrick Matthews 48-47-95, Justin Chaffins 55-46-101 and Graham McGrail 53-56-109.

Oak Harbor's leader was Travis Focht at 43-39—82. Logan Winke tallied 47-46—93, Ryan Pavlica 45-50—95, Ben Cochran 103 and Andy Rathbun 106.

Marshall Tinnel had the low round for the the Chargers with 44-48-92.

Dylan Neber had a 51-47-98, followed by Adam Wolf 46-53-99, Matt Kowalski 55-46-101 and Jarret Burns 62-44-106.



It would be nice to know what golf course they played.


It says Catawba Island Club.