By Cort Reynolds

Ada Herald writer

FINDLAY - Ada junior Slade Downing qualified for districts as an

individual on Thursday in the Div. III golf sectionals at Sycamore Springs

Golf Course.

Van Buren won the 13-team event with 314 strokes. Allen East finished

second (335) and New Riegel (342) took third to each qualify as teams. The

top four individuals not from a qualifying team also made it to districts.

Downing was third in that category with an 18-hole score of 42-40=82.

The Bulldogs finished 10th as a team with 380 strokes, while USV was 12th

at 396.

Connor English of Ada carded a 46-43-89 and Alex Nichelson shot 50-49-99.

Austin Dysert posted a 58-52-110 and Allen Jenkins added a 54-57-111.

Jason Sawyer of victorious VB shot 74 to capture sectional medalist honors

by three strokes over teammate Brennon Swain.

Clay Plaugher led AE with a 42-39=81 and teammate Kayne Richardson added a

41-42=83.

Blake Watkins paced USV with a solid 43-43=86 score. Fellow Ram Chance

Watkins added a 49-48=97.

The district event will be held at Stone Ridge Golf Course in Bowling

Green Thursday, Oct. 4.