Saturday, April 13

    Independence boys and girls team up at Co-Ed Classic

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    Independence’s boys and girls golf teams teamed up to compete together at the Northeast Ohio Co-Ed Classic at Arrowhead Golf Club on Monday.

    The girls finished sixth with 362 strokes while the boys were 12th with 442.

    Josh Peters led the boys’ team with a 104. David Crooks (109), Riley Melbar (114), and Anderson Joliffe (115) rounded out the scoring. Stephan Polasko shot a 123.

    Molly McGreal continued her strong play this season in leading the girls’ team with an 80, good for eighth place overall.

    Adriann Buyansky nearly matched her season high as she finished with a 91, good for 26th place.

    “Today’s tournament was a different change from our normal all-girls’ tournaments,” Buyansky said. “Getting to play with the boys was a very fun experience.”

    Buyansky’s season-low score is 89 and she was on pace to match or beat that before the rain came and added another challenge to overcome.

    “The rainy weather towards the end of playing caused my score to slip a little but I kept focused and tried to make the best of what I had,” she said. “It was very exciting to post a great score today and the team did very amazing as we all shot somewhat close to each other.”

    Buyansky has worked hard to fine-tune her game and her approach, and so far, her efforts have paid off with continued improvement.

    “My key element when scoring low is to stay focused while keeping my emotions leveled,” she said. “The key is never to get too excited or upset because you never know how your next shot will end up. I had many struggles today as the weather didn’t help with all the rain. This led me to end my round not as good as when I started. Although this was a challenge, I still put out a good number which allows me to see moving forward it’s not something that I can let get in my head.”

    Macey McGhee shot 92 while Maria DeCapua carded a 99.




    Steve Hare
    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, 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, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the 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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