By Susan Jenior | Correspondent
It was tied after the top four golfers turned in their scorecards: 175-175. But in the end the Ravens prevailed, winning the PTC Metro Division match by a mere six strokes.
The Ravenna Ravens and the Field Falcons competed in the Metro match on the links of Sunny Hill Golf Course on Wednesday in Brimfield.
As golfers finished the ninth hole, they were adding their scores. Brady Adelman, Field's No. 1, was outstanding, firing a 1-under-par 35 for the Falcons on his home course but his counterpart, Jake Curtiss, was struggling for Field thanks to a tough eighth hole that gave him a 52.
For the Ravens, Morgan McIntyre and Ryan McBride each accomplished a 43 on the front nine at Sunny Hill.
Curt Cutlip, who has only seriously been playing golf for three months, had the round of his high school career, firing a 39, and Cody Stacey added a 49.
That brought the total for both schools to 175 -- a tie after the top four golfers.
Field knew it was going to be tough. Their usual No. 3 man in the lineup was injured and unable to play, but they still had scores from C.J. Bolton and Colton Begue to finish the match.
Ravenna was short a golfer for the match and was holding their breath as Andrew Gibson made his way to putt on the ninth green. In the end, Gibson added a third 43 to the Ravens' total while Field's Bolton and Begue finished their match with a 44 and 57, respectively.
The previously tied match finished with a final score of 171 for the Ravens to a 177 for the Falcons.
The records for both teams have Ravenna 7-2 overall and 6-2 in the PTC Metro, while Field is currently 6-4 overall and 4-4 in the Metro.