Amherst Steele High School and Olmsted Falls High School battled to an 18-hole draw at the 2023 Southwestern Conference Boys Golf Tournament, which took place under perfect summer-like conditions on Thursday (September 21) at Grey Hawk Golf Club. When the final scores were tabulated both teams accumulated 329 strokes out of their top four golfers to finish as 2023 Co-Champions. Despite what was announced at the course, the SWC does not use the fifth-score tie-breaker.
The Comets, by way of their second place finish at the SWC Preview, first place finish during the regular season, win at the SWC mid-season tournament and their result today, secured the 2023 overall SWC Championship. It was the first time Amherst Steele has won the title in boys golf since 1997.
Amherst was paced by runner-up junior Prince Tran, who finished with a four-over-par 76. Senior Ryan Yoder (82) tied for sixth, while sophomore Alek Kissane (86) tied for 12th and senior Landen Bray (88) and junior Jacob Sprinkle (88) tied for 17h. Olmsted Falls had four student-athletes finish in the top 20. Senior Dylan Sowers (77) took third, while senior Peyton Katitus (82) tied for sixth and sophomore Cole Odon (85) and junior Rowan Seymour (85) tied for 17th.
Avon Lake High School senior Cole Cartwright was the individual medalist after shooting a 3-over 75. He helped Avon Lake High School place third as a team with 335 points. North Ridgeville High School junior Kyle Urban (78) placed fourth, while Avon High School junior Tommy Urbancic (80) finished fifth to aid his team’s fourth place finish with 336 points.
Midview High School (342), North Ridgeville High School (350), Berea-Midpark High School (373) and Elyria High School (396) completed the team standings.