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Lakeland golfers win NECC tourney

 

A medalist effort from Zac Paxson propelled the Lakeland boys golf team to its first NECC tournament championship in eight years Saturday afternoon at Noble Hawk Golf Links in Kendallville.

Paxson fired a two-over par 73 to gain individual honors over Lakeland teammate Spencer Mortola, Fremont’s Austin Corcimiglia and the Fairfield duo of Jordan Davidhizer and John Stack, all of whom carded rounds of 75. The Lakers edged regular-season champion Fairfield, 308-311 for the team title.

Isaac Kilgore and Jordan Aldrich each contributed scores of 80 to the Lakeland ledger. Coming in with an 86 was Brad Pearson.

Prairie Heights, which tied Lakeland for second place in the league’s round-robin slate with an 8-2 mark, placed fourth Saturday with a mark of 333. Topping the Panthers with a 79 was Cody Bachelor, followed by Jessy Morgan with an 80. Dakota Lambert shot 86, Nick Bennett 88 and Jason Miller 89.

Logan Miller’s round of 87 led Westview, which finished seventh overall with a score of 360. Cody Litwiller had an 89, Reed Oesch a 91, Nate Gerardot a 93 and Skyler Reynolds a 100.

TOURNAMENT SUMMARY

Team Scoring

Lakeland 308; Fairfield 311; Fremont 331; Prairie Heights 333; Angola 352; Churubusco 353; Westview 360; Central Noble 369; West Noble 380; Eastside 382; Hamilton 422

Lakeland (308)—Spencer Mortola 75; Isaac Kilgore 80; Brad Pearson 86; Zac Paxson 73; Jordan Aldrich 80

Fairfield (311)—Zach Hochstedler 77; Jordan Davidhizer 75; Jacob Fry 84; John Stack 75; Tyler Hostetler 87

Fremont (331)—Austin Corcimiglia 75; Jordon Schmucker 83; Collin Sherburne 86; Seth Wirick 87; Justin Papenbrock 88

Prairie Heights (333)—Dakota Lambert 86; Jessy Morgan 80; Nick Bennett 88; Cody Bachelor 79; Jason Miller 89

Angola (352)—Eric Ruff 87; Max Essman 82; Joey Weicht 96; Mike David 95; Beau Herndon 85

Churubusco (353)—Beau Barkley 80; Brad Martin 82; Landon Pearson 92; Cody Tuesch 99; Isaiah Ramsey 107

Westview (360)—Logan Miller 87; Cody Litwiller 89; Reed Oesch 91; Nate Gerardot 93; Skyler Reynolds 100

Central Noble (369)—Brett Gallmeyer 87; Kaleb Smith 91; Jacob Luneke 103; Mitchell Comparet 88; Mack Smith 105

West Noble (380)—Tim Dice 89; Grant Moser 89; Jacob Musselman 94; Zach Becker 108; Kolten Peterson 108

Eastside (382)—Colton Hein 86; Kyle Franz 96; Landon Brow 104; Dylan Kaiser 104; Brian Crowl 96

Hamilton (422)—Hunter Schiffli 94; Cole Newcomer 118; Brett Bice 104; Reed Steffen 110; Baylee Fifer 114

Top 15 Individuals

(All-NECC)

Zac Paxson (LL)                           73

Spencer Mortola (LL)                  75

Jordan Davidhizer (FF)               75

John Stack (FF)                            75

Austin Corcimiglia (FR)              75

Zach Hochstedler (FF)                77

Cody Bachelor (PH)                    79

Isaac Kilgore (LL)                        80

Jordan Aldrich (LL)                     80

Jessy Morgan (PH)                       80

Beau Barkley (CH)                      80

Max Essman (AN)                        82

Brad Martin (CH)                         82

Jordon Schmucker (FR)              83

Jacob Fry (FF)                              84