Gorrell medalist at Lakota Invite
FOSTORIA – It wasn’t his best round of the year so far, but the result was very familiar.
Bryce Gorrell shot a 2-over 73 Friday for Hopewell-Loudon in the Lakota Invitational at Loudon Meadows to claim his third-consecutive medalist honor this week.
The last time he didn’t finish atop the leader board was Monday, when reigning Division II girls state champion Makayla Dull of Lakota edged him 73-74 at the Elmwood Royal Invitational at Birch Run.
Gorrell, who tied for 16th in the Division III boys state tournament last fall, has been the one to chase since then.
He led everyone Tuesday at the Old Fort Shootout at Nature Trails with a 3-under 70 before firing a school-record 4-under 66 Thursday at Clinton Heights to guide the Chieftains to the Seneca East Tiger Invitational championship.
Gorrell was en route to what appeared to be another great score Friday before stumbling a bit on the back nine. He was at 3 under before a triple bogey and a bogey on back-to-back holes halted his momentum.
He regrouped to edge St. Wendelin’s Peter Campbell by a stroke for the top individual honor.
Meanwhile, Lake took the team crown with a 327 while Mohawk held off the Chieftains 337-339 for second in the 16-team field.
Seneca East nipped Lakota 358-359 for fifth, and Columbian nosed past St. Wendelin 363-364 for seventh.
Carey ended ninth (374), New Riegel took 10th (378), Calvert finished 12th (395), Fostoria wound up 14th (401) and Old Fort took 15th (402).
Brayden Dunlap’s 77 and Chet Margraf’s 78 paced the runner-up Warriors. Bill Dunlap added an 85 and Carson Weinandy shot a 97. Nathan Kimmet (107) also played for Mohawk.
Tyler Rohe backed Gorrell with an 87 for H-L.
Seneca East got an 84 from Johnny Diehm and win 90s from Austin Holmer and Jack Daniel.
Dull sparked Lakota with an 80 and Hunter Chalfin chipped in an 88.
Columbian’s Jack Burkes and Graydon Bunting finished a stroke apart at 84 and 85.
Campbell was the lone Mohawk to break 90, with teammate Cameron Hunter shooting a 95.
Carey got an 81 from Alex Kimmet and a 96 from Grant Wentling.
New Riegel’s Andrew Faber carded a 90 and Travis Williams shot a 92.
Matt Huffman fired a 90 for Calvert and Henry Burns had a 95.
Trey Yates and Tyler Agapiou both shot an 86 for Fostoria.
Old Fort got a 93 from Trey Hossler and 96 from Adam Alexander.
Bucks roll past Elmwood
NEW WASHINGTON – Buckeye Central improved to 5-2 with a decisive 216-241 victory Friday over Elmwood Friday.
BC’s Lydia Shealy was co-medalist with a 48. Teammate Megan McGinnis carded a 53, Maddie Fagan shot a 55 and Grace Blevins posted a 60.
Also this week, the Bucks lost to Shelby 181-211 and beat Bucyrus 211-256. Shealy led the Bucks with 49s in each match.