While DeWitt earned his spot, the Sandusky Bay Conference entries suffered what was called by one coach as an unlucky day.
Port Clinton missed out by one stroke in the team standings and, at the same time, Margaretta senior Tyler Smith also fell one shot short in his bid to advance to the 36-hole medal play tournament on the Ohio State University’s Scarlet course.
Port Clinton, Huron and Bellevue were all in the battle for just two team berths in one of the tightest races in a long time.
Wauseon topped the 12-team field with 335 and Port Clinton, Bryan and Napoleon tied for the runner-up position at 337.
The tiebreaker was the fifth score on each of the three teams, and Bryan claimed the nod with a score of 96, one shot ahead of Napoleon. Port Clinton trailed and wound up fourth in the final listings.
Huron was fifth at 341, Van Wert next at 343 and Bellevue seventh at 344.
As for Smith, he fired 41-38-79 to wind up fifth overall, but just one shot off the pace needed to get to the state. Three players tied for second place at 78 and a playoff was required to determine who advanced. No area school was involved.
DeWitt carded 39-37 over the par 72 Sycamore Springs course with one birdie.
Willard individual Matt Cok carded an 86.
Margaretta also had another individual entry in senior Austin Spicer, who posted a 91.
Joey Kurtz led the Redskins with an 80. Jack Springer had an 82 for the Tigers.
In Division III, St. Paul missed out as a team, as did New London individual Cory Haswell.
Dusty Roth shot a 79 and Chris Stang 83 for the Flyers, but neither advanced.
Haswell recorded an 85.