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September 25, 2021

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Pirate linksters beat Leipsic

By Cort Reynolds

The Bluffton boys golf team finished second in a three-team league tri-match at Hidden Creek Golf Club Tuesday evening, September 14.

Bluffton defeated Leipsic 167-176, but lost to Northwest Conference leader Allen East 160-167. AE defeated the Vikings 160-176 to stay atop the NWC at 13-1.

Pirate Kenny Lovett carded a round of 40 to pace the Bluffton linksters. 

Jacob Boisvert and Wes Brauen each added a score of 42. Jaden Coonfare shot 43 to round out the Pirate scorers. 

Teammate Micah Minnig posted a 45, and Aiden Sponsler added a 52 to complete the Bluffton effort.

Mustang Zach Miller was match medalist with a low score of 37. Teammate Cameron Hedrick carded a 39 to finish second, one stroke ahead of Lovett.

Bluffton (11-5, 10-4 NWC) plays Thursday at Hickory Sticks Golf Course in a league bout hosted by Lincolnview (11-1, 10-1 NWC), which also features Crestview and Allen East.