Amherst Steele’s Yoder wins SWC Most Valuable Player honors

Ryan Yoder

Amherst High School sophomore Ryan Yoder was named the 2021 Southwestern Conference Most Valuable Boys Golfer Thursday (October 7) afternoon following the conclusion of the SWC Boys Golf season.

Yoder entered the 2021 SWC Tournament at Pine Hills trailing Avon senior Nolan King by four strokes but earned the individual medalist at the event after shooting a three-over-par 75. King, meanwhile, finished tied for seventh with an 81, allowing Yoder to win the overall race for MVP with a 2.136 “score minus course rating.” King ended the year with a 2.255.

The top six golfers earned All-SWC first team honors, while the next six receive All-SWC second team recognition. The All-SWC honorable mentions from the schools and the SWC Coach of the Year will be announced later this fall.

2021 All-SWC First Team

Ryan Yoder, Amherst – 2.136
Nolan King, Avon – 2.255
Danny Donegan, Avon Lake – 2.436
Brenton Dill, Avon – 2.618
Bryan Stone, Midview – 3.064
Jack Gerborg,  Avon – 3.255

2021 All-SWC Second Team

Ben Scheef, Olmsted Falls – 3.564
Ben Lampe, North Ridgeville – 4.064
Dylan Sowers, Olmsted Falls – 4.200
Hunter McCourt, Avon – 4.780
Ryan Harbour, Avon Lake – 5.780
Kyle Ritter, Avon Lake – 5.780