GOSHEN – Jack Murphy and he Wilmington High School boys golf team closed the door with authority on the rest of the SBAAC American Division Monday at the 18-hole end-of-year tournament.
Murphy, who has led the American standings from start to finish, had a 4-over 75 as Wilmington won the tournament and the overall league championship.
“Today was a big win for us and we are very excited about back-to-back conference championships,” WHS coach Phil Gilmore said.
Wilmington started the season tied with Western Brown but fell behind the Broncos by two strokes after the second divisional. Big wins at Snow Hill and Stillmeadows allowed the Hurricane to pull away and have a comfortable lead going into Monday’s 18-hole finale.
Instead of coasting to a victory, WHS went out and shot a 344, 17 shots clear of the field and won by 49 strokes.
Murphy, who was player of the year in 2018, won the player of year honors this time by 14 shots over Tabor Tesmer of Western Brown.
Clinton-Massie, third overall just one shot out of second place, was led by Ethan Johnson who had an 84. Johnson birdied the final two of his round, coach Phil Larrick said.
Sept 9, 2019
SBAAC American Divisional
Wilmington (344) Jack Murphy 75 Brady Evans 89 Joey Bush 90 Braydon Conley 97 Brady Leathley 90 Braden Harmeling 101
Western Brown (361) Tabor Tesmer 77 Kellan Pinkerton 97 Austin Hutson 113 Kaden Huddle 100 Hunter Bolender 87 Anthony Wright 110
Batavia (371) Luke Turner 99 Josh Berger 97 Ty Shepard 89 Ethan Bacca 95 Ethan Hensley 90 Austin Hensley 99
New Richmond (368) Jack Beineke 82 Jackson Miller 89 Connor Fouss 83Brady Merz 116 Joe George 122 Nathan Schneider 104
Clinton-Massie (362) Ethan Johnson 84 Mike Moritz 100 Dakota Gasaway 89 Jonathan Rumbarger 92 Clay Carroll 104 George Chowning 97
Goshen (422) Colton Rich 125 Brice Noland 104 Tyler Herrera 138 Tim Bauer 106 Ethan Cox 110 Tyler Re 102