Richmond, Eagles fall short in state golf tournament bid

Geneva's Ayden Richmond follows through a tee shot during the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division postseason tournament at Quail Hollow Golf Course in Concord Township in September. On Monday, Richmond fired a 75, but didn't advance to state as an individual in the Division I district tournament at Pine Hills.

Geneva competed in the Division I district boys golf tournament at Pine Hills Golf Club in Hinckley on Monday.

The Eagles shot a 347 as a team to place 20th.

Ayden Richmond paced Geneva with a 37-38-75. He was one stroke away of having the chance to quaify for state.

Richmond was followed by Kole Opalko at 44-45-89; Connor Anderson 43-38-91; Hunter Metz 49-43-92 and Max Booth 48-54-102 for the Eagles.

The top four teams and individuals on non-qualifying teams advanced to the state tournament.

St. Ignatius with a 281; Akron Hoban, 286; Green, 306 and Walsh Jesuit, 310 qualified advanced to state in the team setting.

The individual qualifiers were Boardman’s Ryan Sam with a 71; University School’s Chris Bridge at 72; Avon’s Nolan King at 73 and Aurora’s Max Devins at 74. Devins won a playoff on the second hole to earn the last state spot.

Hoban’s Solomon Petrie recorded medalist honors with a 68.


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