Bellbrook Golf swings through SWBL and doesn’t Putt around

By: Morgan Sharbaugh

On September 18, the Bellbrook Golf Team earned 3rd place in the SWBL tournament. Competing against around 80 other golfers, 6 of the Bellbrook team placed well. According to junior golfers Gabe Hine and Ryan Wehner, receiving 3rd place was a bit of a shock after having a great season. Hine and Wehner both expected the team to receive 2nd place. Hine believes, “Third place is a good accomplishment but I feel as if we could have done better and didn’t show our full potential.” Their coach thinks otherwise. Coach Scohy says, “It was a solid finish for us for sure. We played right on our averages for the most part so we performed well.”

When asked about individual performance, Hine feels he could have done better in SWBL. Hine says, “I had many ups and downs but it was a fun season.” According to Wehner, SWBL was a bit rough. “I was not happy with my performance [at SWBL] because I finished my round badly. But the season went very well. I made first team all league!”  Coach Scohy believes the team is doing really well this season. “We continue to improve. We have improved our 9 hole scoring average by 8.5 shots. We also finished in the top three in six tournaments including a win at the Miamisburg Invite back in August.”

The stand out players of the season were Ryan Wehner and Zach Crampton, according to Wehner and Scohy. Wehner says, “We led the team in scoring average and we both made first team all league.” Scohy notes, “They both earned first team all SWBL honors. Zach led the team with a 40.7 average and won Northridge classic with 77 for his first career individual win. Ryan is second on the team with 41.5 average and tied the school record for shooting a 33 against Valley View earlier this season.” When asked who was a standout, Hine joked, “Myself because I’m the most handsome one out there!” But then added, “All the varsity players simply because it was a total team effort this year and every single person broke a personal record.”

Coach Scohy believes next season should be better since five of his best players are returning. According to Scohy, Zach Crampton is the top player and the only senior. He is leaving some big shoes to fill. Next season holds lofty goals for Wehner, who expects to be one of the top players in the league and hopes to make it to state individually. Hine thinks, “Next season will be a blast and we should be a very competitive team.”

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