Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Eagles claim CVC Valley Division preseason tournament title

CHARDON—Four Geneva golfers finished among the top 10 to lead the Eagles to a first-place finish at the 2019 Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division preseason tournament title at Chardon Lakes Golf Course on Monday.

Kole Opalko (89) finished second overall while Ayden Richmond (92) was third, Bryce Shahan (96) placed sixth and Brandon Dragon (97) tied for seventh. Devin Morrison (102) also competed for the Eagles.

The Eagles finished with 374 strokes while Edgewood was second with 391. Harvey rounded out the top three with 394 strokes.

Harvey’s Connor Hedrick shot an 83 to win medalist honors.

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Team Scores:

1. Geneva 374
2. Edgewood 391
3. Harvey 394
4. Berkshire 421
5. Lakeside 493
6. Cardinal 505

Top 10 Individual Scores:

  1. Connor Hedrick (Harvey) 83
  2. Ryan Green (Edgewood) 88
  3. Kole Opalko (Geneva) 89
  4. Ayden Richmond (Geneva) 92
  5. Braden Fisher (Harvey) 95
  6. Bryce Shahan (Geneva) 96
  7. Brandon Dragon (Geneva) 97
  8. Jimmy Johnston (Edgewood) 97
  9. Hunter Johnston (Edgewood) 101
  10. Matt Hart (Berkshire) 101

Full Scoring:


  • Kole Opalko 89
  • Ayden Richmond 92
  • Bryce Shahan 96
  • Brandon Dragon 97
  • Devin Morrison 102


  • Ryan Green 88
  • Jimmy Johnston 97
  • Hunter Johnston 101
  • Jake Holden 105
  • Dominic Paolillo 106


  • Connor Hedrick 83
  • Braden Fisher 95
  • Nathan White 105
  • Avery Anderson 111


  • Matt Hart 101
  • Alex Mulacek 102
  • Andrew Young 108
  • Wilson Jackson 110
  • Ethan Gingrich 115


  • Anthony Fusco 110
  • Baretta Morales 112
  • Trevor Rexrude 124
  • Colbey Gifford 147


  • Seth Hill 109
  • Devan Callison 113
  • Connor Callison 122
  • Tyler Dillon 161

Video Interviews:

Kole Opalko, Geneva

Ryan Green, Edgewood

Connor Hedrick, Harvey

Anthony Fusco, Lakeside

Cardinal’s Seth Hill

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was corrected to reflect Connor Hedrick’s score of 83. It was initially reported as a 93. We regret the mistake.
Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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