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
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
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.