Swanton Takes Third Place in Bulldog Golf Invitational, Swank and Betz Make All-Tournament Team


The host team Swanton Bulldog Golfers shot an 18-hole total of 330 to finish in third place at the Bulldog Golf Invitational held at their home course, Valleywood Golf Club this past Monday.  Swanton missed second place by one stroke as the Perrysburg Yellow Jackets finished with a 329 score.  The Ottawa Hills Green Bears captured the first-place trophy by carding an impressive 322 total.  Rounding out the eight-team field were the Otsego Knights with a 354, the Springfield Blue Devils at 357, the Emmanuel Christian Warriors at 434, the Delta Panthers at 470 and the Northwood Rangers with a 503.

Pacing the Bulldogs was Garret Swank with a 79 and Sam Betz with an 80.  Both scores placed the Swanton golfers on the All-Tournament team.  Also contributing to the Bulldog total of 330 was Mazin Rukieh (83) and Ryan O’Shea (88).  Adam Lemon (90) and Lucas Bloom (119) competed for Swanton as well.

Michael Budge of Otsego took medalist honors with a +3 score of 74.  He also made the All-Tournament team along with Eddie Griffin (78), Anthony Adduci (80) and Will Swigart (80), all of Ottawa Hills.

Swanton will be in action again tomorrow, August 12th, in the Paulding Golf Invitational at Auglaize Golf Club in Defiance.  Tee time is 9:00 AM.  Delta next takes on Evergreen at Woodlawn Golf Club in Adrian, Michigan on Friday, August 13th.  Tee time is 10:00 AM.

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