BOYS GOLF 2019 GMC CHAMPS AGAIN!
It was “just” another historic win for the Lakota East boys golf team on Thursday. The Hawks held off Mason on the final day of conference tourney play at Walden Ponds to earn their 6th consecutive GMC title. The championship trophy has now been in Hawk’s hands 10 times in the history of the dynastic program.
East finished one shot better than runner-up Mason, with two-day totals of 584 for the Hawks and 585 for Mason. Fairfield was a distant third with 620, Sycamore fourth 630 and West fifth with 648.
“I am proud of our guys for how they “grinded” and found a way to win,” said East head coach Jeff Combs. “Most of our guys are not too happy with how they played, or at least feel like they could have played better, but they do realize and appreciate the significance of a GMC Title.”
Soph Joe Wilson led the charge for East with rounds of 71 and 72 and was medalist runner-up for the 2nd year in a row. He made a clutch putt on the last hole to seal the championship for another year for the Hawks. Other totals below:
Brock Aten 37-38
Peyton Houston 38-38
Griffin Kling 35-40
Chris Poppe 41-36
Wilson, Sylla, Poppe, Kling, and Aten were all named First Team All GMC. Peyton Houston earned 2nd GMC All Team honors. Head coach Jeff Combs was named the GMC Coach of the Year.
Next up, East boys head to the Dublin Jerome Invite this Saturday.
THE OHSAA SECTIONAL IS NEXT WEEK AT SHARON WOODS. THE TOP FOUR TEAMS AND TOP 4 INDIVIDUALS QUALIFY FOR THE SW DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS.