By Josh Brown
PIQUA — Tyler Weinert wasn’t happy with his round Monday during a scrimmage at Franklin Monroe.
The Bethel senior more than made up for it Wednesday.
Weinert shot a 71 to claim individual medalist honors at the Kendig Memorial boys golf tournament Wednesday at Echo Hills, with Milton-Union’s Parker Puthoff finishing close behind with a 75. The Bulldogs put together a stronger team round, though, placing fifth with 359 to lead a contingent of schools representing Miami County in the tournament.
Newton’s boys were seventh with 366, Miami East was 10th with 382, Bethel was 13th with 402 and Covington was 16th with 460. Anna and Versailles finished tied for first with 339, but Anna won the fifth-score tiebreaker 98-105.
After Puthoff’s 75 for the Bulldogs, Connor Staley shot 93, Phil Brumbaugh shot 94, Hayden Davidson shot 97, Nick Brumbaugh shot 100 and Josh Strader shot 101.
Newton’s Chet Jamison led the Indians with 84, Drew Thiesing shot 92, Nate Zielinski shot 93, Milan Bess shot 97 and Grant Bayer and Nash Lavy each shot 107.
Dylan Martinez led Miami East with an 86, Walker Henley shot 93, Zac Johnson shot 99, Jack Runner shot 104, Duncan Schmackers 112 and Cooper Elleman shot 122.
Weinert led the Bees with his 71, Christian White shot 109, Adam Donahue shot 110, Brayden Rowley shot 112, Austin Bird shot 117 and Gabe Rowley shot 133.
“This is what I’ve expected from Tyler,” Bethel coach Brett Brookhart said. “He’s a golfer. It’s all he does. He was fourth here last year, knew he had a chance to be medalist today — and went out and did it.
“He was a little disappointed with Monday’s round. His hard work is paying off, though, and hopefully he can have a great senior year.”
Covington’s Andrew Slusher led the Buccaneers with an 83, Hunter Alexander shot 123, Dylan Lucas shot 125, Derek McCool shot 129, Jack Shell shot 131 and Thomas Kuether shot 164.
Covington and Milton-Union are back in action Thursday, with the Buccs at the Greenville Invitational and the Bulldogs at the Brookville Invitational. Miami East, Bethel, Newton and Covington will then compete in the Cross County Conference Preview Friday, while Milton-Union travels to the Northridge Invitational.
WEST MILTON — On Tuesday, Milton-Union faced Waynesville in its first head-to-head dual of the season, defeating the Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division rival 178-237.
Parker Puthoff was medalist on the day with a 40 to lead the Bulldogs (1-0), with Hayden Davidson right behind that with a 42. Phil Brumbaugh shot a 45 and Josh Strader capped off the scoring with a 51.
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