Senior Leadership on Display as Swanton Captures Third Place in Paulding Golf Invitational, Wauseon Fifth, Archbold Ninth

The Swanton Bulldog golf team continued its hot start to the 2021 season, shooting a 327, as they finished in third place in the 14-team Paulding Golf Invitational held on Thursday at Auglaize Golf Course in Defiance.  Senior Garret Swank fired a personal best 72 to finish at even par and garner runner-up medalist honors, just one stroke behind Kalida Wildcat Ryan Klausing’s 71.   Sam Betz, also a senior, was second on the team with an 82, followed by Ryan O’Shea (86) and Mazin Rukeih (87).

Swanton was grouped with fellow NWOAL foes and perineal golf powers Archbold, Bryan and Wauseon to make it an intensely competitive matchup.  The Bryan Golden Bears shot a 312 to tie Kalida for the day’s top score but finished second based on the fifth golfer’s score used as a tiebreaker.  The Wildcats fifth golfer shot a 91 and Bryan’s fifth man had a 118.

The Wauseon Indians got a 340-stroke total from their top four scorers Andy Scherer (73), Jackson Gleckler (77), Mykale Schneider (89) and Zach Puehler (101) and finished in fifth place.  The Archbold Blue Streaks came in ninth place with a score of 364.  Cahle Roth shot a 72 to tie Swank for runner-up medalist honors and was followed by Luke Rosebook (78), River Ryan (104) and Mason Bickle (110). 

Heading into the third week of the season, the Bulldogs are carrying an impressive 29-11 record.

Pictured:  Garret Swank (left) and Sam Betz.  (Photo courtesy of Swank Photography)

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