Avon High School enters the 2019 Southwestern Conference Boys Golf Championship in control of its own destiny after winning the SWC Preview and tying for the SWC Regular Season crown.
The final piece of the SWC puzzle will be solved Thursday (September 19) with an 18-hole tournament on the Legacy Course of Sweetbriar Golf Course in Avon Lake. The first tee-times are slated for 8 a.m. The overall team champion is decided by a team’s standing in the 18-hole preview (30%), regular season (30%) and 18-hole championship (40%).
The Eagles, who finished 8-1 during regular season play, enter the final day with 26.25 points. Avon needs to finish showing with Avon Lake (23.25 points) and Westlake (21.75 points) right on its heals. If Avon Lake, who tied Avon atop the regular season standings, wins on Thursday, Avon will need to place runner-up. If Westlake wins, Avon can still take home the overall title by placing third in the Championship. Olmsted Falls (18.75) and Amherst (15) comprise the top five in the standings, while Midview (10.5), North Ridgeville (9), North Olmsted (7.5), Berea-Midpark (1.5) and Lakewood (1.5) will also be looking to move up the final standings with solid rounds on Thursday.
Amherst senior Jacob Fitzpatrick enters the final day as the favorite to take home the SWC Most Valuable Player Award. Fitzpatrick, who finished third in the individual standings as a junior, brings a 2.755 “score minus course rating” into the championship. Avon sophomore Jack Gerborg is the closet competitor with a 3.644 average. The top six individuals earn All-SWC first team, while the next six golfers earn All-SWC second team in 2019.
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