Tuesday, September 21

    Kirtland edges Independence

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    Led by Seann McGill, who shot a career-low 41, Kirtland edged visiting Independence on Monday at St. Denis Golf Course, 171-181.

    McGill tied Independence’s Tyler Sagi for medalist honors.

    “I was surprised to come in with medalist honors as Jack (Dever) and Adam (Mueller) had off days and I was just glad I could give a boost to the team’s score,” McGill said. “Honestly, it all came down to my short game. I was chipping well and I was putting well. I struggled a little bit with my driver today, but then after discussing with coach (Sam) Kless, I started hitting my four iron off the tee, which I found success with. This was a huge confidence boost after coming off a bad match in which I shot 49. Now I just hope to stay consistent as the season goes along.”

    Dever and Mueller both finished at 42 and Reese Van Arnhem shot a 46 to round out the scoring for Kirtland.

    Sagi led the Blue Devils with a 41. Carson Bianco carded a 44, Hugh Corrigan finished with a 47 and Mike Jedrzejek shot a 49.

    “I’m very happy for senior Tyler Sagi. That was the first time in his career that he earned medalist honors,” said Independence coach Mark Echstenkamper. “A 41 is a really good score, especially at a course he hadn’t played before.”

    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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