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May 1, 2013

Upper Arlington secured top honors with a combined 302 at Tuesday’s Steve Youmans Classic, but Liberty and host Olentangy carded some solid rounds, too, finishing in the top six of the 15-team tournament.

The Patriots were especially productive, finishing fourth with a 313 thanks in large part to Jordan Callicotte’s medal-winning effort of 72 on the Oakhaven (par 72) course.

“I am really proud of how our team finished today,” Liberty coach Ryan Snivley said. “We needed a round like this to boost our confidence after yesterday’s OCC finish. This is what we are capable of and hopefully we string some matches together that are under 320.

“Jordan’s composure on the course was excellent,” he added. “He had confidence that I haven’t seen out of him yet this year. I am proud of him.”

Other Patriot scorers included Tommy Fortunato, who finished with a 79; Kyle Scholes, who had an 80; and Nate Flahive, who finished with an 8.

The Braves, meanwhile, closed with a combined effort of 320 — good enough for sixth overall. Scorers included Nick Morrison, who finished with a 78; Nathan Curtis, who had a 79; Jeff Dailey, who closed with an even 80; and Dylan Ahonen, who had an 83.

Orange and Delaware Hayes completed the quartet of county clubs in action, finishing 12th and 15th with respective scores of 352 and 368.

The Pioneers were powered by John McHale, who had a team-best 85; and the trio of John Jones, Ray Albertini and Nagel, who each finished with 89s.

The Pacers were led by Brandon Brown, who had an 88; Kody Brookens, who finished with a 90; Jordan Zinader, who had a 93; and Dominic Sanfillipo, who finished with a 97.

Westerville Central and Dublin Jerome joined Upper Arlington in the top three with respective scores of 302 and 306 while Dublin Coffman was sandwiched between the top two Olentangy squads with a team total of 315.

Girls Golf

Liberty put together a solid round of golf at Tuesday’s tri-match at Valley View, carding a combined 181 to knock off Orange (209) and Lancaster (222).

Michelle Carney, Hannah Flees and Rachel Marks led the way with 45s while Natalie Durtschi closed right behind with a 46.

Brittany Stevens led Orange with a 50.