ARLINGTON — The cloudy weather didn’t stop Upper Sandusky’s golf team from shining.
The Rams shot a sparkling team total 337 to win the North Central Conference golf tournament at Sycamore Springs Golf Course.
Galion shot a 344 to finish second, which was the finish most expected.
“Those two were definitely the favorites,” Colonel Crawford Eagles coach Brett Kaple said. “The only question was who was going to have a good day and finish third.”
The Eagles Mitch Cook tied Wynford’s Nathan Smith for low individual score with a 79, but lost league medalist honors to Smith in a one-hole playoff.
“We couldn’t remember what to do in case of a tie,” Kaple said. “So the coaches agreed to a one-hole playoff. Mitch has led the NCC in scoring average most of the year. But he bogeyed Hole No.1 and Smith had a par. He showed what he is capable of.”
Eric Powell led Galion with an 82, as all four of the Tigers’ scores were in the 80s. Connor Campbell and Spenser Reynolds each carded 87s and Evan Huggins came in with an 88.
Daniel Newell led the Rams’ winning effort with an 81, while Alec Oney and Stuart Young each shot 83.
Ontario was third at 350, led by Tyler Wilson’s 81. Wynford finished fourth with a score of 356. Michael Powers shot 80 to go with Smith’s 79.
Buckeye Central and Colonel Crawford finished tied at 366, but the Bucks took fifth place on a tie-breaker, the sixth man’s score, 100-102. Eric Heydinger led BC with an 89.
Crestline was seventh with a 382. Brian Barnett’s 89 topped the Bulldogs.
Preston Ford was low man for Bucyrus with an 87.
“The conditions were actually good,” Kaple said. “The course absorbed the water and the sun came out. It turned out to be a pretty good day.”