By Susan Jenior | Correspondent
And then there was only one team at the top.
Mogadore stunned Woodridge on the Bulldogs' home course, winning by one stroke to finish atop the Portage Trail Conference County Division standings all alone.
The Wildcats will take their 10-2 record into Wednesday's PTC Tournament at Sable Creek having won the regular-season portion of the season.
Different golfers have leap frogged to the top of Mogadore's scoring throughout the season.
Monday's match was no different, as Ryan Hostetetler came from the fifth position to score a 4-over 40 and give the Wildcats the notch in the win column.
Michael Walter was the best for Woodridge, as well as the match medalist, after carding a 38, but it wasn't enough to knock the Wildcats back into a tie with Southeast.
The Bulldogs, the three-time defending champions of the PTC's County Division, had solid scores from Clay Ralston (41) and Mike Seminatore (42) to go with the 38 fired by Walter, but it was the consistency of the Wildcats that won the match.
Eddie Pearce (41), Collin Whitmyer (42), Ryan Hostetler (40) and Brandon Hall (41) were steady and solid as they worked their way around the tough links at Brandywine Country Club in Peninsula.
During the opening rules meeting, prior to the match, Woodridge head coach Dave Krusinski told the teams it should be a fun match.
The teams know each other well, with many underclassmen making up each team.
In the end, both teams did have fun and played well, with only that one stroke separating them.
Chris Mossa, coach of the Wildcats, watched as his players struggle on a hole and bounce back on the next.
Woodridge now drops to 8-4 in the PTC County Division.