By Terry Boehmker
NKyTribune sports reporter
Golfers at St. Henry, Kevin Tobergte and Will Carter had the two lowest scores in the men’s Region 7 tournament on Monday and led the Crusaders to the team title for the second time in three years.
Tobergte took the medalist honors with 1 under 71 at Boone Links. He is St. Henry to win a regional boys’ tournament since 1997. Carter and Mitchell Gastright of Covington Catholic had 75 points to tie for second place.
St. Henry topped the team’s standings with a total of 315, five strokes better than runner-up CovCath. Both teams advance to the first round of the state tournament under this year’s new playoff format.
The other golfers in the winning quartet of St. Henry were Will Hammond (84) and Ben Carter (85). Other CovCath scorers were Nick Thapar (79), Vince DiTommaso (83) and Nathan Resing (83).
Region 7’s individual qualifiers for the first round of the state tournament are Tanner Lorms, Paxton and Palmer McKelvey and Matthew Marlette from Ryle, Adam and Tyler Brandstetter from Villa Madonna, Yuji Maruishi from Cooper, Peyton Elmore from Boone County, Kyle Flynn from Dixie Heights and Layne Masters of Conner.
Highlands won the Region 8 boys’ golf tournament for the third year in a row with sophomore Hank Shick leading the way on Monday at the Houston Oaks Golf Course in Cynthiana.
Shick took medalist honors with a par 72 and the Bluebirds clinched the team title with a total of 328. Campbell County came in second with 339 to remain in the state playoffs.
The other Highlands golfers were Joel Craft (78), Nate Surrey (87) and Ryan Toole (91).
Campbell County’s top four scorers were Talen Beane (80), Jake Gross (85), EJ Farmer (86) and Trevor Williams (88).
Region 8’s individual state qualifiers include Caleb Eaglin of Newport Central Catholic and TJ Sorrell of Bellevue, who finished third and fifth on the leaderboard.
Under the new playoff format, the top two teams and top 10 individual finishers from each region will compete in three first-round state tournaments comprised of regions 1-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Local golfers from Region 7 and Region 8 will play in the tournament at Heritage Hill Golf Course in Shepardsville.
REGION 7 BOYS TOURNAMENT
in Boone Links, Florence
top 5 teams – St. Henry 315, Covington Catholic 320, Ryle 329, Cooper 355, Villa Madonna 359.
top 10 scorers – Kevin Tobergte (St. Henry) 1-under 71, Will Carter (St. Henry) 75, Mitchell Gastright (CovCath) 75, Yuji Maruishi (Cooper) 76, Tanner Lorms (Ryle) 77, Nick Thapar (CovCath) 79, Adam Brandstetter (Villa Madonna) 81, Paxton McKelvey (Ryle) 82, Vince DiTommaso (CovCath) 83, Palmer McKelvey (Ryle) 83, Nathan Resing (CovCath) 83.
REGION 8 BOYS TOURNAMENT
in Houston Oaks, Cynthiana
top 5 teams – Highlands 328, Campbell County 339, Harrison County 346, Brossart 351, Owen County 369.
top 5 scorers – Hank Shick (Highlands) par 72 par, Tristan Mitchell (Harrison County), Caleb Eaglin (NewCath), Joel Craft (Highlands), TJ Sorrell (Bellevue).