PIQUA — The Miami East Vikings showed just how much of a contender they’ll be this season, winning the 15-team Kendig Memorial Tournament Wednesday at Echo Hills in Piqua.
Miami East won with a team score of 330. Scot Kirby was tied for individual runner-up with a 79, Dylan Martinez shot an 81, Devyn Carson shot 83 and Ryan Bergman added an 87.
Milton-Union was sixth with a 348, but individual scores were not provided.
Newton was eighth with 353. Brock Jamison led the Indians with an 82, Wade Ferrell shot 88, Milan Bess shot 91 and Donovan Osceola shot 92.
Covington was ninth with 357. Levi Winn shot 87, Joe Slusher shot 89, Andrew Slusher shot 90, Ty Boehringer shot 91, Jacob Blair shot 94 and James Grilliot shot 118.
Bethel was 11th with 366. The Bees were led by Nick Lightcap with an 86, followed by Tyler Brookhart with an 87. Tyler Weinert shot 90, Connor Hockett shot 103. Seth Shoffner shot 109 and Kevin Smith shot 113.
TROY — After two straight days of 18-hole tournaments — and with another one on the slate for today — the Troy Trojans and Tippecanoe Red Devils had the chance for a relaxing non-league nine-hole day.
And even though they still ended up playing a full 18, they took the stress element out of that second nine after Troy won the official match 158-171.
“We played the match on the front nine, then we had some fun on the back nine,” Troy coach Mark Evilsizor said. “We gave the kids a little break from the stress, played a little two-man scramble format. It gave us coaches a chance to get in on the action with the young kids, too.
“It was a non-league match, so we got to do things a little different. But tomorrow it’ll be back to the grind.”
Grant Kasler and freshman Nate Uhlenbrock led all scorers, both shooting 39 for Troy, while Dalton Cascaden and Troy Moore each shot 40. Matt Monnin and Peyton Wheat both shot 44 to round things out for the Trojans.
Evan Hood led the Red Devils with a 41, Wyatt Wilson shot 42, Taylor Priddy shot 43 and Bradley Calhoun shot 45.
Both teams play at the Greenville Invitational today at Turtle Creek.