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    Kirtland slips past Perry

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    Every stroke mattered in Kirtland’s 183-184 win at Perry on Wednesday.

    The Hornets, who have now won two straight matches after a tough stretch, had three of its four scorers shoot 47 or better in the win.

    “We have all been working hard on our games,” said Kirtland’s Ben Beres, who shot a 43. “Everyone on the team contributed something each match and it is starting to come together for us as a whole.”

    Victor Alfieri claimed medalist honors with a match-low 41. Aaron Schulz carded a 47 and Micah Reynolds closed out the Kirtland scoring with a 52.

    Despite tying for the second-lowest score of the match, Beres wasn’t fully satisfied with his round.

    “It was not my best round of the year, but I’m starting to put my game together and gaining more consistency,” he said. “My short game was pretty solid today and that really helped me get out of sticky situations. The key for me is to eliminate bad holes. I got into a few tough situations, but bounced back thanks to my short game.”

    Now, Beres and his teammates are focused on tightening up their games and preparing for the conference and sectional tournaments.

    “A strong round definitely helps with confidence, but every match from here on out will help me prepare better for the postseason,” he said.

    Garrett Rupert led Perry with a 42. Julian Fodor (43), Ethan Hicks (46), and Carson Caldwell (53) also scored for the Pirates.

    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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