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AHS golf team in NWC title meet

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada High School golf team competed in the nine-team Northwest Conference championship meet Thursday, September 22, at Hickory Sticks Golf Course in Van Wert.

Leipsic captured the league title with 347 strokes. The Vikings narrowly defeated second-place Delphos Jefferson by two shots. Lincolnview was a close third at 351 strokes. Bluffton finished fourth, with Crestview fifth (374). Spencerville was 
sixth (380) in the tightly-bunched field, followed by Columbus Grove (383), Allen East (389) and then Ada (525).

Ada senior Geddes Klingler led the Bulldogs with an 18-hole score of 106. Junior Jack Baumgartner posted a 109. Senior Dale Hoyt shot a 149, and Jayden Shaffer rounded out the Bulldog scorers with a 161. Sam Crawford added a score of 175.

Tournament champion Leipsic also led the NWC regular season with a 15-1 record, followed by Lincolnview (14-1) and Bluffton (12-4). Delphos Jefferson finished 11-7 in league play, followed by Grove (6-9), Allen East (4-9), Crestview (5-11), Spencerville (2-13) and Ada (0-14).

Ada plays in the Div. III Northwest sectional meet Thursday, September 
29 at 9 a.m. on the Sycamore Springs Golf Course in Arlington.