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    Eichler ties career-low in win over Lutheran West

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    Independence’s David Eichler tied his career-low score in leading the Blue Devils to a 162-193 win over host Lutheran West at Red Tail Golf Club on Wednesday.

    “It was very exciting for me because I’ve been struggling throughout the beginning of the season and it feels good to contribute to the team,” Eichler said.

    Eichler shot a 41 due in large part to his success hitting greens in regulation and limiting his putts.

    “My irons and putting were working very well for me today,” he said. “I was putting the ball close with my irons and I kept my putts to two or less all day.”

    Mark Pillar claimed medalist honors with a match-low 36. A.J. Marcinko also shot a 41 and Sam Coddington closed out the Independence scoring with a 44.

    Charlie DeCapua (46) and Sam Spacagna (50) also competed for the Blue Devils.

    With another strong score under his belt, Eichler is heading into the backstretch of the season with a lot of confidence and determination.

    “From this round, I learned that I can shoot well on a tough course and that gives me more confidence going into the tougher courses later in the season,” he said.

    Steve Harehttps://www.ohiovarsity.com
    The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.
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