Kyle Mitchell put together his best round of the young season over the weekend, firing a 69 to lead Liberty to the Steve Youmans Classic team title Saturday at Oakhaven.
“I am really happy with the consistency Kyle is showing right now,” Patriots coach Ryan Snivley said of his standout sophomore, who held off Hayes’ Grant Godfrey to nab medalist honors by a single stroke. “He definitely is dialed in on the course.”
Liberty, which altered its lineup a bit to give some guys a rest after a busy week, combined to card a 300. Tommy Marks shot a solid 72 to complement the effort of his teammate while Nate Meeker and Marshall Ruffing finished with rounds of 79 and 80, respectively, to notch spots on the team’s top four.
Olentangy finished second with a 304 and Dublin Jerome smoothed out the top three with a 309. Other local scores of interest included Olentangy Orange’s 327 (tied for eighth with Upper Arlington) and Hayes’ 330 (12th).
Godfrey did all he could to keep the Pacers in the hunt, firing a 70 to snag individual runner-up honors while Marks’ 72 was good enough for fourth best overall. The Braves’ Jeff Darfus was close behind, tied for fifth with a 73, while teammates Matthew Homza and Jake Gerard contributed 76s to help Olentangy to its second-place showing.
Ric Reynolds led the Pioneers with a 78.