West Holmes Golf

Knights easily outrun Colts on the links at Fire Ridge

The West Holmes Knights golf team has proven that on any given day, it has a group that can put up some pretty good numbers.

However, finding the day when at least four of the Knights put their games on display at the same time has been the challenge.

West Holmes got more than enough good play to put away Ohio Cardinal Conference foe Clear Fork Thursday, Sept. 1, whipping the Colts 167-191, but it was still a search for that total team effort that eluded the Knights on their home turf on the back side at Fire ridge Golf Course.

“We are still looking for that fourth score to be better than a 47,” said West Holmes coach Phil Schlabach. “We have been pretty solid with the top three scores.”

The Knights were sailing along in pretty good shape in this one, until late, when the wheels began to wobble a bit.

Blaine Hager played consistently all-round, shooting a two-over par 38. Philip Schlabach was right there with him, until he double bogeyed 17, then tried to make it up on the par-5 18th, opting to try to hit driver over the creek. Instead he whacked it out of bounds, and finished what was a promising night with a 42. That score of 42 was matched by Evon Yoder, who played consistent golf for nine holes.

Despite draining a 30-footer for birdie on 15, Carter Haun never got going early and struggled through some high numbers in the first few holes, but recovered to shoot a 45. Gavin Christine tacked on a 46 for West Holmes, which improved to 2-1 in Ohio Cardinal Conference play.

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