McClain finishes 3rd, Hillsboro 6th at FAC golf tournament; Trevor Newkirk named golfer of the year


Newkirk named FAC golfer of the year

By Ryan Applegate - rapplegate@timesgazette.com



Will Keifer takes an approach shot from the fairway on Saturday at the inaugural FAC boys golf tournament in Chillicothe. Keifer also earned first-team All-FAC along with Trevor Newkirk and Kobe Penwell of McClain.

Will Keifer takes an approach shot from the fairway on Saturday at the inaugural FAC boys golf tournament in Chillicothe. Keifer also earned first-team All-FAC along with Trevor Newkirk and Kobe Penwell of McClain.


Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

The inaugural Frontier Athletic Conference (FAC) golf tournament was held Saturday in Chillicothe at the Chillicothe Country Club. The Jackson Ironmen carded a team score of 368 to claim first place in the tournament, Miami Trace was second with a 387, McClain scored a 400 for third place, Chillicothe was fifth shooting a 418, Washington took fifth scoring a 427, and Hillsboro placed sixth with a 430.

The final season standings saw the Panthers take first with a 9 – 1 league record, the Ironmen were second sporting an 8 – 2 league record, the Tigers took third place finishing at 7 – 3 in the FAC, the Blue Lions were fourth with a 4 – 6 mark in the league, the Indians took fifth with a 2 – 8 league mark, and Chillicothe was sixth finishing at 0 – 10 in the FAC.

On Saturday at the conference tournament Miami Trace was led by Hayden Walters shot a 97. Eggleton had a score of 98.

Cameron Carter had a 92; Heath Cockerill finished with a 100; Trenton Crawford, 105 and Drew Batson carded a 115.

The Blue Lions saw Brock Morris shoot a 99; Tyler Rood had a score of 100; Gabe Arazo shot a 108.

Brice Cartwright had a 118 and Ty Rose had a 120.

The Tigers were led by FAC Golfer of the Year Trevor Newkirk with an 84; Kobe Penwell shot a 95; Trenton Newkirk finished with a 98; Zane Mustard had a 123; and Caleb Pointer shot a 133.

The Indians were led by Will Kiefer with an 84; Gavin Puckett had a 103; Gabe Mycroft finished with a 116; Hayden Miller was close behind with a 117; Bryce Bledsoe shot a 120; and Ryan Harless finished with a 125.

Chillicothe saw Daniel Haller shoot a 101; J.T. Kobel carded a 101; Luke Smith shot a 111 on the day; Eli Taylor finished with a 105; Cuay McGuire had a 115; Katie Jones shot a 179.

The winning scores for the Ironmen were: Kole Weaver, 90; Ethan Mercer, 82; Aidan Massie, 97; Trase Speakman, 99; Cooper Donaldson, 108; Matt Moore, 107.

The FAC also released the names of the first-team All-FAC golf members: Trevor Newkirk, McClain; Kole Weaver, Jackson; Ethan Mercer, Jackson; Will Kiefer, Hillsboro; Tyler Eggleton, Miami Trace; Kobe Penwell, McClain; Daniel Haller, Chillicothe.

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Will Keifer takes an approach shot from the fairway on Saturday at the inaugural FAC boys golf tournament in Chillicothe. Keifer also earned first-team All-FAC along with Trevor Newkirk and Kobe Penwell of McClain.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/09/web1_Kiefer-FAC-Tourney.jpgWill Keifer takes an approach shot from the fairway on Saturday at the inaugural FAC boys golf tournament in Chillicothe. Keifer also earned first-team All-FAC along with Trevor Newkirk and Kobe Penwell of McClain. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald
Newkirk named FAC golfer of the year

By Ryan Applegate

rapplegate@timesgazette.com

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