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Records were dropping as fast as short-range putts Tuesday, as sophomore Kara Raines fired a school-record 74 to lead Olentangy to a third-place showing in the second OCC match of the season at Westchester.

Raines was solid on the front, but even better on the back half as she collected three birdies over the course of the last nine holes.

The Braves shot a 344 as a team, also a school record, getting steady contributions from Alex Cardi (84), Anne Kim (87) and Amanda Chirico (99).

Dublin Jerome won the event with a 287 while Liberty finished second with a 333. Other team scores included Pickerington Central’s 380, New Albany’s 397 and Orange’s 404.

Hayes, competing with just three players, was also in action. CC Bargar led the Pacers with a 92 while Bailey Hager and McKenzie Confer closed with respective efforts of 110 and 124.


•The Olentangy Liberty boys golf team nabbed runner-up honors during its second tournament in as many days, firing a combined 305 during the Dublin Invitational Tuesday afternoon at the Golf Club of Dublin.

Kyle Mitchell highlighted what was a balanced Patriot scorecard, leading the team with a 75. His teammates were nearly just as solid as Cameron McCloskey finished with a 76, Trey Rath and Tommy Marks had 77s and Marshall Riffing carded an 80.

Upper Arlington won the event with a combined 299 while Centerville followed Liberty with a 310 to smooth out the top three at the 11-team showcase.

The Patriots were steady during Monday’s second OCC-Central Division match of the season, too, finishing third behind UA and Dublin Coffman.

The Golden Bears won with a 289 while Liberty and Coffman both shot 303s, with Coffman taking second place via a fifth-man playoff.

Patriot contributors included Mitchell (71), Ruffing (77), McCloskey (77), Rath (78) and Trevor Haas (82).

•Hayes shot a 368 during the second OCC-Capital Division match of the season Tuesday at Darby Creek.

Grant Godfrey paved the way with an 80, bouncing back from a tough front nine in which he fired a 43 with a 37 on the back half.

Other Delaware contributors included Lali Lakatos, who carded a 91; Dan Van Brimmer, who finished with a 95; David Kelly, who closed with a 102 and Gabe Phillips, who finished with a 105.

Scores for Olentangy, Orange and Big Walnut, as well as the other teams at the event, were not immediately available.

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