The Kent Roosevelt Rough Riders are sitting atop the Portage Trail Conference's Metro Division with a perfect record of 9-0.
Opponents have found it very difficult to keep scores even remotely close.
Last week, against Ravenna at Windmill Lakes, a match that could have been a tough one for the Rough Riders, the depth of the team came through when needed.
Kent Roosevelt's Mike Kenney and Ryan Crossen and Ravenna's Nick Polichena and Morgan McIntyre produced their usual solid scores as Kenney and Crossen finished with a 38 and 43, respectively, while Polichena and McIntyre fired a pair of 39s.
But it was the middle of the Rough Riders' order that came through for first-year head coach Eric Hughes.
Paul Silver fired a 36 to take match medalist honors and A.J. Stronz added a 37 to put Ravenna in a hole and win by 18 strokes.
This week, the Rough Riders welcome schools from in and out of Ohio for the annual Rough Rider Invitational hosted by Oak Knolls. The two-day event will tee off on Friday.
COUNTY DIVISION SPOTLIGHT
It is hard to pick just one this week as the County Division tightens two weeks prior to the PTC Tournament.
With Woodridge, Southeast and Mogadore all locked into the top three positions, they get to play each other this week.
On Wednesday, Southeast travels to Mogadore for an important match. Mogadore has been on a hot streak with a victory over Woodridge at home. Southeast has only lost to Streetsboro at the Rockets' home course.
Look for this one to be a very close match as Eddie Pearce of Mogadore and Cody Tuttle of Southeast battle it out for medalist honors.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, everyone will be keeping an eye on the Woodridge at Streetsboro match. On paper, the match doesn't look as tight, but the Rockets have been devastating to opponents at home this season.
On Thursday, the Pirates travel to Brandywine to take on defending champion Woodridge. The Pirates topped the Dogs earlier this season at Olde Dutch Mill, leaving Woodridge in search of redemption.
METRO DIVISION MATCH OF THE WEEK
Ravenna travels to Field to take on the Falcons at Sunny Hill Golf Course. Ravenna is a solid second in the league behind red-hot Kent Roosevelt, but Field has been consistently improving.
This one could also be very close as the teams' stats are very similar with several golfers rising to the top in each match to offer a balanced attack against opponents.
HEARD ON THE LINKS
I had the opportunity to talk to Gus Mehallis, coach of the Aurora boys varsity team, this week while both of us were watching the Northern Ohio PGA Section Championship.
In an email from Gus, he offered that the Greenmen were on track to defend their title in the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division.
Mehallis has a solid team. All of the boys have competed in tournaments throughout the summer.
"One reporter," he said (from another newspaper) "asked me if I really wanted to say I expected us to defend our title."
The answer was a resounding yes, and he wanted to be quoted.
BOYS GOLF THIS WEEK
Tuesday: Beachwood at Aurora.
Wednesday: Ravenna at Field, Springfield at Kent Roosevelt, Crestwood at Coventry, Woodridge at Streetsboro, Southeast at Mogadore, Garfield at Rootstown, Windham at Lordstown.
Thursday: Springfield at Norton, Kent Roosevelt at Crestwood, Coventry at Field, Waterloo at Rootstown, Southeast at Woodridge, Mogadore at Streetsboro, Crestwood at Garfield, Aurora at Perry.
Friday: Pfeiffer Invitational hosted by Kent Roosevelt.
Saturday: Pfeiffer Invitational hosted by Kent Roosevelt, Aurora at Walsh Jesuit Tournament.
GIRLS GOLF THIS WEEK
Tuesday: Aurora at Orange.
Wednesday: Southeast at Jackson-Milton.
Thursday: Aurora at Cuyahoga Falls, Southeast at Our Lady of the Elms.