Woodmore’s Alex Gedert was getting a bit lippy on the course during his front-nine Thursday.
But not in the ranting and raving sense. More so in the sense that he couldn’t get his putts to fall, lipping out five en route to a 4-over 40at the turn.
“I came off the front-nine pretty upset,” Gedert said. “But I started the back with a birdie on No. 10, and it just went from there.”
Nine days after the junior broke his school-record at Green Hills Golf Course, he was back near the top of the leaderboard again. Gedert shot a 4-over 75 to place fifth overall as he paced the Wildcats who shot 327 as a group to finish second as a team and qualify to Thursday’s district tournament at Bowling Green’s Stone Ridge Golf Club.
Gedert fired a school-record 2-under 69 to earn medalist honors at last Tuesday’s Northern Buckeye Conference Championships at the same course.
“I’m excited and the whole team is excited,” Gedert said. “Everyone came through big and we had a great tournament.”
Woodmore got a pair of 83s from both Myles DeStazio and Devin Fisher, while Connor Witt shot an 86 and Matt Hartford rounded out the lineup with an 89.
The Wildcats graduated first-team all-Northern Buckeye Conference performers Mikayla Baer, Ty Burner, Paul Makulinski and Matt Zatko putting a lot on Gedert and Fisher’s plates this fall as the only two varsity players back.
Woodmore’s young players responded throughout the season, though, as the Wildcats finished second twice, fourth once and fifth at the NBC league shootouts this season and finished with 39 points, second only to Lake’s 40.
Woodmore had captured a conference crown the previous three years.
This will mark the third straight season the Wildcats have made it to Bowling Green as a collective group.
Ottawa Hills, led by medalist Ben Silverman’s 4-under 67, earned the overall team title with a 287. St. Mary Central Catholic was third at 338 to earn the final team spot.
St. Joseph Central Catholic’s Aaron Burns was the top individual qualifier with a 6-over 77. Others making it were Old Fort’s Brad Heilman (80), Cardinal Stritch’s Sam Harrison with an 82 and Lakota’s Hunter Chalfin who carded an 84.
Danbury was 10th as team, shooting a collective 423.
Chase Botson carded a 92 to lead the Lakers, which also got a 104 from Alec Calton and a 110 from Jack Tyson.