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Week 5 Boys Golf Leaders

The following is a list of the Top 10 Boys Golf Leaders for 2019. Rankings are based on a formula that averages the “score minus course rating” for each 9-hole match. The SWC Preview and SWC Championship count as two matches. A player must participate in 75% of the matches to be eligible for the Top 10 or All-SWC honors at the end of the season.

(As of September 13, 2019)

Name, School – Games – Average

Jacob Fitzpatrick, Amherst – 10 – 2.420
Jack Gerborg, Avon – 11 – 3.664
Ben Scheef, Olmsted Falls – 11 – 4.245
Austin Bray, Amherst – 10 – 4.720
William Fankhauser, Westlake – 9 – 4.789
Tyler Madden, Avon Lake – 10 – 5.000
Nolan King, Avon – 11 – 5.027
Ben Lampe, North Ridgeville – 10 – 5.740
RJ Zanotti, Westlake – 9 – 6.011
Evan Thiel, Olmsted Falls – 10 – 6.170

Note: There are three matches yet to be played in the regular season.
9/17 – Avon Lake at North Ridgeville and Amherst at Westlake
9/18 – Midview at Westlake

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2019 Southwestern Conference Fall Preview – Boys Golf

With the fall athletic season just around the corner, the Southwestern Conference is excited to launch its Southwestern Conference Fall Preview. The preview will be a tradition for faithful Southwestern Conference followers and will signal the beginning of the much anticipated 2019 fall athletic seasons and the first step on the pathway to this year’s Southwestern Conference Champions.

Follow along this week as we preview each of the Fall sports as they begin their 2019 campaigns:

Monday Aug 12th – Football
Tuesday Aug 13th – Boys & Girls Golf / Girls Tennis
Wednesday Aug 14th – Boys & Girls Cross Country
Thursday Aug 15th – Volleyball
Friday Aug 16th – Boys & Girls Soccer


Amherst Steele

Head Coach: Mitch Gillam

Years at school: 2

Last Year’s Overall Record (Conference Record): 8-2 (7-2 in SWC)

Number of Returning Starters: 5

Athletes to Watch: Brent Baumgartner (Jr), Austin Bray (So), Jacob Fitzpatrick (Sr), Nathan Harmych (Jr)

2019 Season Outlook: Amherst had a solid 2018 season and a strong finish last year winning the SWC Tournament Championship, Lorain County Championship and qualifying for Districts. That experience and having 5 returning players should help the Comets have a solid 2019 season. Gillam hopes his team can receive favorable bounces from the golf gods and to be competing for the SWC championship this year.


Avon

Head Coach: Jeff Stevens

Years at school: 21

Last Year’s Overall Record (Conference Record): 7-4 (6-3 in SWC)

Number of Returning Starters: 4

Athletes to Watch: George Berki (S0), Jack Gerborg (S0), Matt Granitto (Jr), Nolan King (So)

2019 Season Outlook: Coach Stevens expects the Eagles to be very competitive in their regular season matches.  Avon’s goal is to steadily improve throughout the regular season so they are ready for the SWC Championship and Sectionals.


Avon Lake

Head Coach: Matthew Perry

Years at school: 1

Last Year’s Overall Record (Conference Record): (7-2 in SWC)

Number of Returning Starters: 4

Athletes to Watch: Sean Laverty (Jr), Tyler Madden (Sr), Ryan Shinko (Sr)

2019 Season Outlook: The Shoremen look to compete with the top teams in the conference. Tyler Madden will be a four year Letterman who consistently shoots low scores and is someone the team can count on and looks to anchor the team along with Ryan Shinko.  Shinko will be a 3 year Letterman who had who missed going to states last year by one  drive and this year looks even stronger and more focused on making it to states.


Berea-Midpark

Head Coach: Dave Moskal

Years at school: 4

Last Year’s Overall Record (Conference Record): 1-9 (1-9 in SWC)

Number of Returning Starters: 5

Athletes to Watch: Blake Apathy (Jr), Johnny Reilly (Jr), Trent Shick (Jr)

2019 Season Outlook: Coach Moskal is optimistic for the 2019 Titans campaign as his team has faced the growing pains as freshman and sophomores in previous years.  With more experience under their belt, the Titans look to ramp up competitive play, competing being the motto “Next year is this year”.


Lakewood

Head Coach: Derek Smith

Years at school: 3

Last Year’s Overall Record (Conference Record): 1-15 (0-9 in SWC)

Number of Returning Starters: 4

Athletes to Watch: Charles Hericks (Sr), Jack Derethik (Fr), Jude Johnson (Fr)

2019 Season Outlook: The 2019 Rangers team will have a mixture of seasoned upperclassmen and freshmen.  Smith looks for his Lakewood team to continue to grow and hopes the freshmen will be able to contribute to the teams success.


Midview

Head Coach: Randy Camp

Years at school: 19

Last Year’s Overall Record (Conference Record): 5-7 (3-6 in SWC)

Number of Returning Starters: 5

Athletes to Watch: Michael Ebosh (So), Cullen Large (Sr), Quinn Rowe (So), Bryan Stone (Fr)

2019 Season Outlook: With a very young team in 2019, Midview looks to improve on last year’s conference and tournament play as it develops its youth.


North Olmsted

Head Coach: Tim Murphy

Years at school: 12

Last Year’s Overall Record (Conference Record): 4-6 (7th in SWC)

Number of Returning Starters: 2

Athletes to Watch: Ethan Kramer (Sr), Sean Whelan (Sr)

2019 Season Outlook: The Eagles are hoping for strong senior leadership from the two returning starters to lead the team during the 2019 season.


North Ridgeville

Head Coach: Mike Belpulsi

Years at school: 14

Last Year’s Overall Record (Conference Record): 5-4 (5-4 in SWC)

Number of Returning Starters: 2

Athletes to Watch: Greg Codner (Jr), Ben Lampe (S0), Kolin Matej (Jr)

2019 Season Outlook: With a young squad entering the 2019 season, Coach Belpulsi has tasked his Rangers with concentrating on getting better every day as North Ridgeville develops its youth.


Olmsted Falls

Head Coach: John Holzworth

Years at school: 28

Last Year’s Overall Record (Conference Record): 5-4 (5-4 in SWC)

Number of Returning Starters: 3

Athletes to Watch: Mally Kilbane (Jr), Brady Loomis (Sr), John Rini (Sr), Ben Scheeff (Fr), Evan Thiel (Sr)

2019 Season Outlook: The Bulldogs look to be a very competitive team in 2019. The team has key players returning from last year who have worked very hard preparing for this season. In addition, freshman Ben Scheeff is a very talented player which is a great addition to our starting lineup. Olmsted Falls started the season with a tournament win at Grey Hawk with a team score of 310. Scheeff was medalist with a score of 74. The bulldogs set their goal to be one of the top teams in the SWC as well as a District Qualifier in October.


Westlake

Head Coach: Mike Berlekamp

Years at school: 3

Last Year’s Overall Record (Conference Record): 8-2 (8-1 in SWC)

Number of Returning Starters: 4

Athletes to Watch: Sean Ambrosino (So), William Fankhauser (So), Ryan Malloy (Sr), Matt Romansky (Sr), Luke Vulku (Sr), RJ Zanotti (Sr)

2019 Season Outlook: The 2019 season looks to be a promising one as all of the 2018 varsity team returns. The Demons look to compete at a high level in both the conference and post season play. Having familiar faces return should make for a fun and competitive 2019 campaign.

 

 

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