Under mostly partly cloudy skies and in comfortable temperatures, the Flier varsity golf team of Coach Rob Jennings snatched the big Ralph Hohenstein Invite trophy away from 23 other high school teams today at the gorgeous Green Hills Golf Course. Ian Hilliker led the way with a sparkling two over par 73, his best score in any of the four Hohenstein Invites he has played since his freshman year.
The 322 score from the four best submitted to the clubhouse was 10 better than runner-up Genoa.
On most occasions like today, Ian would have nailed down medalist honors. But on this day a sophomore phenom, Brett Montgomery of Upper Sandusky, shot an awesome 67 thanks to six birdies. It was the fifth time the Ram star has shot a round in the sixties.
Ian fought through a few holes of erratic play in the second nine holes to earn his splendid round. He scored two birdies and one huge eagle to get his 73.
” I was very happy with my long game and putting, Ian commented. “My eagle was a great boost for me!” The Hohenstein twins, Ben and David, carded an 80 and 81 thanks to rather steady play all day. Junior Grant Reese shot an 88 and junior Logan Nicely added a 93.
The Flier squad seemed very focused in their round today. The boys stayed within themselves and largely avoided blow up holes. It showed the potential this group has for a prosperous 2017 season.
The win was especially gratifying for Ben and David! After all, the tournament is in honor of their grandpa, Ralph, who over the years has had the pleasure of golfing with them.
The Fliers are back at Green Hills tomorrow morning in a dual match with Perkins.
We congratulate the Flier golf team and Coach Rob Jennings on a sensational start to their season!