The 2023 Southwestern Conference Boys Golf Tournament Championship will take place Thursday (September 21) at Grey Hawk Golf Club in LaGrange. The end of season tournament features groups starting off the front and back nine and begins at 8:30 a.m. It will help determine the overall team champion, which is decided by a team’s standing in the 18-hole preview (20%), regular season (20%), mid-season tournament (30%) and 18-hole championship (30%).
The race for the overall SWC title is mostly between Amherst Steele High School and Avon High School. The Comets enter with 30.5 points and a 1.5-point advantage after placing second at the preview, finishing first with a 7-0 regular season dual record and winning the mid-season tournament (Midview Invitational). The Eagles, who finished first at the preview, took second with a 6-1 regular season dual record and placed runner-up at the mid-season tournament, have 29 points.
Olmsted Falls High School and Avon Lake High School are neck-and-neck for third place but had their regular-season dual postponed until September 25. The Bulldogs will accumulate either 23.5 or 22.5 points, while the Shoremen will have either 23 or 22 points without counting the championship tournament depending on the outcome. Both would need a lot of help to secure the overall championship.
Midview is currently in fifth place with 17.5 points and will team with Berea-Midpark (13), North Ridgeville (11.5) and Elyria (7) in an attempt to move up the standings with strong play starting on the back 9.
The top six individuals earn All-SWC first team, while the next six golfers earn All-SWC second team in 2023. Those recipients will be announced following the last regular season match.
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