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(Updated 6:25 a.m.) Bobcat boys win NLL golf tournament (9-24-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by By JACK CARLE, Sentinel Sports Editor   
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 15:40
BG's Tyler Remeis watches his tee shot. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
Bowling Green’s boys golf team won the Northern Lakes League tournament with a 315 total at Riverby Hills Golf Course Tuesday.
With the tournament victory, the Bobcats are the overall league champions.
Tyler Remeis led the Bobcats with a 77, Trey Walker and Tad McKanna each shot 79, and Alex Noble shot 80. Walker and Noble were first-team all-league selections, Remeis and McKanna were on the second-team and BG’s Phillip Rich was on the third-team. Rich shot 84 Tuesday and Aaron Crawford shot 86 as each team is allowed to play six golfers.
BG’s 315 total bested Northview at 316, and Anthony Wayne at 317.
‘‘I did not expect anything like that happening as a team,’’ Noble said about the close three-team finish. ‘‘We played decent, but not all of us accomplished what we could. But, we got the job done.
‘‘There was a lot of pressure on me, mostly, because I’m the youngest and I didn’t want to let the guys down,’’ Noble continued. ‘‘I just went out there and gave it my all.’’
Walker, who shot a 76 at the NLL last season, said it was a pressure-filled day.
‘‘It was nerve-wracking. Every stroke matters in golf and luckily it was in our favor today,’’ Walker said. ‘‘We knew we had to come out and play well; that was the mind set.
‘‘We have worked hard all year long. It was good that the results ended up the way it did for us.’’
The league tournament basically came down to the final groups, as Walker was in the next-to-last group to finish, and he had to have a ruling on the 18th hole.
‘‘I hit it into the water. It’s improperly marked. It’s supposed to be red, but it’s marked yellow,’’ Walker said. ‘‘We had to have the owner of the course come out and figure things out with us.’’
Walker’s third shot went into the water next to the green. After his drop, he was hitting five and he went up-and-down for a six.
Perrysburg’s Mitchel Skotynsky was the medalist with a 2-under-par 70.
Skotynsky said the keys to his round were being able to one-putt eight greens, a chip-in for birdie on No. 14, and a chip-in for eagle on No. 16.
“I was just kind of feeling it in my hands, and felt like everything was going my way for the most part,’’ Skotynsky said. ‘‘I was on with my putting.’’
A junior, Skotynsky improved by 18 strokes from his NLL tournament round last season.
Skotynsky said he shot between 80 and 85 during a practice round at Riverby Hills.
‘‘I was feeling that today would be a little better.’’ Skotynsky said. ‘‘Waking up I felt good, and I played with some pretty cool guys. We had a good time, and we were pretty relaxed out there.’’
BG and Northview were both 6-1 in regular-season league dual meets and AW was 5-2.
The overall league champion is determined by the regular season record, with each dual-meet win being worth two points, and points earned in the league tournament. BG finished with 36 points while Northview finished with 33 points and AW had 28 points.
“This is always fun. It’s always a new group of kids; it’s always a new challenge,” said BG head coach Chris Dill. “I’m really proud of these kids; it never gets old.
“I knew it was going to be close. When you win by one stroke, you are excited. When you lose by one stroke, you beat yourself up. We’ve been on both ends of that,” Dill added.
With the top three teams very competitive during the regular season, Dill knew the tournament would be close. Northview was the defending champion with Bowling Green taking second in 2012.
‘‘I’m really proud of the way our guys hung in there,’’ Dill said. ‘‘We didn’t play as well on the back nine as we did on the front, but everybody seemed to dig down, and just hang in there, keep fighting and finish it off.
‘‘The back nine is difficult. There are a lot of hazards, a lot of perils on the back side,’’ Dill added. ‘‘We knew we were in the lead, so it’s kind of tough to play out front like that. You have to be careful not to try to protect what you’re doing, and just keep playing.’’
For Noble, McKanna and Crawford, it was their first NLL tournament.
‘‘You hear people talking about who is playing well, and you have to keep your focus,’’ Dill said. ‘‘Those guys did that really well. I am really proud of all our guys’’
Perrysburg was fifth in the tournament at 335 and also fifth overall.
The all-league selections are made using a combination of scores during the regular season, and the finish in the league tournament.
Northview’s Drew Beattie had a hole-in-one on the 113-yard second hole.

Tuesday/at Riverby Hills
Tournament standings: 1) Bowling Green, 315; 2) Northview, 316; 3) Anthony Wayne, 317; 4) Napoleon, 325; 5) Perrysburg, 335; 6) Maumee, 351; 7) Springfield, 353; 8) Southview, 358.
Overall standings (combines points for dual-match wins and tournament finishes: 1) Bowling Green, 36; 2) Northview, 33; 3) Anthony Wayne, 28; 4) Napoleon, 21; 5) Perrysburg, 16; 6) Southview and Maumee, 11 each; 8) Springfield, 8.
(Wood County schools only)
Tyler Remeis, 35-42—77; Trey Walker, 37-42—79; Tad McKanna, 39-40—79; Alex Noble, 39-41—80; Phillip Rich, 44-40—84; Aaron Crawford, 39-47—86.
Mitchel Skotynsky, 35-35—70; Blake Harves, 43-45—88; Austin Riffner, 44-44—88; Will Francis, 42-47—89; Lain Seyer, 45-45—90; Ronnie Stough, 47-49—96.
Medalist: Skotynsky (P), 70.
All-NLL first-team: Mitchell Kontak (M), Jeff Gray (AW), Walker (BG), Noble (BG), Austin Peppers (N), Ian Clement (NV), Skotynsky (P).
All-NLL second-team: Austin Kottembrock (AW), Carson Bates (AW), Remeis (BG), McKanna (BG); Joe Taylor (N), Andrew Headman (NV).
All-NLL third-team: Rich (BG), Evan Nartker (N), Jarrett Beck (N), Jordan Rose (NV), Ryan Czerniakowski (NV), Keegan Edinger (NV), Drew Beattie (NV).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 09:43

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