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Ironton golfers sixth at SCI

COLUMBUS – The Ironton Fighting Tigers stood among the big boys, and they stood up very tall and straight.

Tuesday, September 07, 1999

COLUMBUS – The Ironton Fighting Tigers stood among the big boys, and they stood up very tall and straight.

Playing in the talented and prestigious St. Charles Invitational Saturday at Champions Golf Club, Ironton finished sixth among 18 teams, and just behind Kettering Alter and Columbus Academy.

Alter, which ended Ironton’s three straight state championships run last season, and Academy are expected to challenge for the Division II state title this year.

"It was a good finish against the strongest field in the state," Ironton golf coach Bill Washburn said. "But we’re still making too many big numbers on holes."

Upper Arlington won the tournament with a 304 score. Ashland was next at 307, and Dublin Coffman and Kettering Alter tied at 313.

Academy had a 314 while Ironton scored a 319 team total, good for a sixth place tie with Div. I power Cincinnati Moeller.

Brad Washburn was Ironton’s team medalist with a 74. His total left him tied for third place with five others. David French of Upper Arlington had a 71 and Luke Sondes of Upper Arlington 72.

Adam Rudmann was next forIronton at 75. He tied for ninth overall with Adam Flutty of Westerville North and Jackson Garn of Cincinnati Moeller.

Also scoring for Ironton were Zach Christian with an 81, Bo McGinnis had an 87, and Andy Brown carded a 93.

"We’re getting very consistent play from Brad and Adam, and Zach Christian has been a pleasant surprise with his very steady play. As a team, we can still do a lot better," said Washburn.

St. Charles Invitational

Champions Golf Club

Columbus

Team Scores

Upper Arlington 304

Ashland, Ohio 307

Dublin Coffman 313

Kettering Alter 313

Columbus Academy 314

Ironton 319

Cincinnati Moeller 319

Stow Walsh Jesuit 320

Westerville North 321

Olentangy 322

Hudson 323

Cleveland St. Ignatius 324

Granvile 331

Toledo St. John 335

Richfield Revere 335

Col. St. Charles 342

Newark Catholic 342

Berlin Hiland 361

Top 10 Individual

David French, Upper Arlington 71

Luke Sondes, Upper Arlington 72

Brad Washburn, Ironton 74

Zach Doran, Col. Academy 74

Bobby Castor, Ashland 74

Dan Costello, Walsh Jesuit 74

Chris Wilson, Dublin Coffman 74

Mike Lenhart, Dublin Coffman 74

Adam Rudmann, Ironton 75

Adam Flutty, Westerville N. 75

Jackson Garn, Cin. Moeller 75

Other Ironton Scores

Zach Christian 81

Bo McGinnis 87

Andy Brown 93