By Susan Jenior | Correspondent
"It wasn't pretty, but it was a win," said coach Dave Krusinski after his Woodridge boys golf team defeated the Southeast Pirates 162-167 Thursday at Brandywine Country Club.
Cody Tuttle, the Pirates' No. 1 golfer and defending Player of the Year in the County Division, was in his usual spot, earning medalist honors after carding a 1-over-par 37.
Michael Walters led the Bulldogs with a 38, and the team's fifth and sixth men also played a key role in the victory.
After the top four golfers for each team had turned in their scores, the Pirates were winning the match. Southeast's Joey Kainrad (43), Ben Wright (41), and Abe Wheaton (51) had totaled a 172 to the Bulldogs' 173 as Andrew Syx (45), Mike Seminatore (47), and Aaron Westphal (43) holed out.
While Southeast's fifth and sixth men, Alec Wilkins and Floyd Radcliff, finished with a 48 and 46, respectively, the No. 5 and No. 6 men for Woodridge were hot on the fairways of Brandywine.
Clay Ralston finished with a 40 and freshman Preston Clark added a 41 to the final score for Woodridge, knocking out two of the team's higher scores.
"We were deep today," said Krusinski.
The Pirates, who beat Woodridge at Olde Dutch Mill earlier this year, are now in a three-way tie for second place along with the Bulldogs and Streetsboro. Mogadore sits atop the league with only two losses and one match remaining, next Monday against Woodridge at Brandywine.
"We could have four teams tied at the top," said Krusinski. "It will make for an interesting tournament."
It is one of the most exciting finishes in the PTC County Division in many seasons.