Redmen close out state tourney with 338

Bellevue was the most consistent team in the Division II boys' state golf championships at Sunbury's North Star Resort Golf Club.
Butch Wagner
Oct 13, 2013

The Northern Ohio League champions had a pair of 338s to wind up 11th among the 12 teams at 676.   

“We had a couple of kids improve and some that did not and we may have finished 11th, but one beat us out by one stroke, two more by three shots and still another by six. It was close in that area,” Bellevue coach Jan Terveen said. “Dylan (DeWitt) turned it on today, especially on the back nine when he shot 37 and Isaac (Hartley) still finished high on the list with 158 after an 84 today to go with his 74 yesterday.”   

DeWitt, a junior, opened with 40-44—84 Friday, then came back strong in the final 18 with 41-37—78.   

Hartley, also a junior, fired 37-37—74 the first day and added 44-40—84 the second time around.   

Also for Bellevue, senior Ryan Wilburn opened with 48-42—90 and improved by five strokes Saturday with 41-44—85.   

Junior Thomas Pressler added 44-46—90 on opening day and 45-46—91 in the final round while senior Tyler Rospert had scores of 47-55—102 Friday and 50-47—97 Saturday.   

Hartley wound up 13th overall and DeWitt 19th and the top 10 earn all-Ohio honors.   

DeWitt commented on his round.   

“The pressure was off and I just went out there to have some fun, and I did. I didn’t have a birdie but I eagled the 12th hole when I knocked my second shot into the cup from 95 yards out. That was nice and gave me a jump-start on that back nine. I tried to stay calm after that,” DeWitt said. “My goal at the start was to shoot in the 70s and managed to do that.”   

“I hope we can come back next year. That would be nice,” DeWitt said.   

Dayton Oakwood won the team crown by 31 strokes at 617 and also had the medalist in senior Tripp French with a pair of 73s for 146 on the par 72 layout.