Sunday, October 2, 2022

Hawken, Independence and Geneva win CVC golf titles

The off-again, on-again Chagrin Valley Conference boys’ golf tournament wrapped up on Monday with Hawken, Independence and Geneva claiming divisional titles at Quail Hollow Golf Course.

Hawken won the Chagrin Division with 342 strokes while Orange finished second with 344 and Kirtland was third with 373.

Independence won the Metro Division by just one stroke over Lutheran West. The Blue Devils combined to shoot 387 while the Longhorns came in with a 388. Trinity finished third with 400.

Geneva cruised to the Valley Division title with 379 strokes while Cardinal finished second with 405 and Edgewood placed third with 415.

CHAGRIN DIVISION

With his tournament-low 79, Orange’s Jack Stover claimed medalist honors and was named the division’s MVP.

Other Chagrin Division first-team selections, in order of finish, included Kirtland’s Victor Alfieri (83), Hawken’s Cooper Bryan (83), Orange’s Ajay Desphande (85), Hawken’s Peyton O’Keefe (85) and Quinn Petersen (85), Orange’s Jackson Fellinger (88) and Chagrin Falls’ Sven Nielsen (88).

Hawken’s Bert Kovarik was named Coach of the Year.

Team Scores

1. Hawken 342
2. Orange 344
3. Kirtland 373
4. Chagrin Falls 394
5. Perry 404
6. West Geauga 424

Individual Results

1. Jack Stover (ORA) 79
2. Victor Alfieri (KIR) 83
2. Cooper Bryan (HAW) 83
4. Ajay Deshpande (ORA) 85
4. Peyton O’Keefe (HAW) 85
4. Quinn Petersen (HAW) 85
7. Jackson Fellinger (ORA) 88
7. Sven Nielsen (CF) 88
9. Thomas Wong (HAW) 89
10. Jack Spiegle (HAW) 90
11. Dawson Goss (ORA) 92
12. Travis Johnson (WG) 92
13. Robert Schron (CF) 94
14. Dillon Fellinger (ORA) 95
14. Aaron Schulz (KIR) 95
14. Ben Beres (KIR) 95
17. Ethan Hicks (PER) 97
18. Brad Peters (PER) 99
19. Zach Szymczak (KIR) 100
20. David Anderson (PER) 104
20. Jackson Roberts (PER) 104
20. Armen Maksoudian (WG) 104
23. Richard Higley (CF) 105
23. Julian Fodor (PER) 105
25. Drew Mergenhagen (CF) 107
26. Reese VanArnhem (KIR) 111
26. Tyler Bookman (CF) 111
26. Alex Lavin (WG) 111
29. Michael Elias (WG) 117
30. Colin McKinney (WG) 123

METRO DIVISION

Beachwood’s James O’Neill took home the MVP award after he carded an 85 to finish first in the division. Trinity’s Jacob Potts was one stroke behind with an 86 to finish second. Other first-team all-league honorees, in order of finish, included Lutheran West’s Jakob Gross (87) and D.J. Robinson (87), Independence’s Mark Pillar (88) and A.J. Marcinko (91) and Beachwood’s Matt Blumenthal (92).

Independence’s Mike Marcinko was named the division’s Coach of the Year.

Team Scores

1. Independence 387
2. Lutheran West 388
3. Trinity 400
4. Beachwood 409
5. Wickliffe 428
6. Cuyahoga Heights 443

Individual Results

1. James O’Neill (BEA) 85
2. Jacob Potts (TRI) 86
3. Jakob Gross (LW) 87
3. D.J. Robinson (LW) 87
5. Mark Pillar (IND) 88
6. A.J. Marcinko (IND) 91
7. Matt Blumenthal (BEA) 92
8. Calvin Cackowski (WIC) 95
9. Charlie DeCapua (IND) 96
10. Mike Hopkins (CH) 99
11. Jack Peters (TRI) 100
12. Jack Rolando (TRI) 101
13. Kaleb Graaf (CH) 102
14. Eric Dill (LW) 105
15. Ryan Latkovich (WIC) 107
16. Danny Dinardo (LW) 109
17. Noah Telisman (WIC) 110
18. Mark Tripodi (IND) 112
18. Joey Spacagna (IND) 112
20. Luke Wessel (TRI) 113
20. Shane Young (BEA) 113
22. Gabe Stoehr (WIC) 116
23. A.J. Levon (WIC) 119
23. Drew Riley (BEA) 119
25. Brody Tancak-Peshak (TRI) 120
25. Jack Bohning (CH) 120
27. Charlie Dalton (CH) 122
28. Gabe Connor (BEA) 123
29. Anthony Coray (LW) 133
29. Brady Pinter (CH) 133

VALLEY DIVISION

Harvey’s Connor Hedrick won the Valley Division MVP award after finishing in first place with a division-low 80. Joining Hedrick on the first-team award list, in order of finish, were Geneva’s Ayden Richmond (91) and Hunter Metz (91), Cardinal’s Seth Hill (94), Connor Callison (96) and Jacob Bean (97) and Edgewood’s Hunter Johnston (97).

Geneva’s Zack Mansky was named Coach of the Year.

Team Scores

1. Geneva 379
2. Cardinal 405
3. Edgewood 415
4. Berkshire 416
5. Lakeside 470
6. Harvey 479

Individual Results

1. Connor Hedrick (HAR) 80
2. Ayden Richmond (GEN) 91
2. Hunter Metz (GEN) 91
4. Seth Hill (CAR) 94
5. Connor Callison (CAR) 96
6. Jacob Bean (CAR) 97
6. Hunter Johnston (EDG) 97
8. Nate McInnerney (BER) 98
8. Ethan Gingrich (BER) 98
8. Jimmy Johnston (EDG) 98
8. Caleb Nugent (GEN) 98
12. Avery Anderson (HAR) 99
12. Devin Morrison (GEN) 99
14. Matt Hart (BER) 100
14. Kole Opalko (GEN) 100
16. Zack Palmer (LAK) 106
17. Jared Schwotzer (EDG) 108
18. Zach Millard (EDG) 112
19. Ashton Jones (LAK) 114
20. Troy Domen (CAR) 118
21. Louie Filby (BER) 120
22. Jacob Zeller (BER) 123
22. C.J. List (CAR) 123
23. Nick Freeborn (EDG) 123
24. Tanner Jensen (LAK) 125
24. Trevor Rexrode (LAK) 125
26. Nate Crayton (LAK) 127
27. Allyson Ball (HAR) 146
28. Ian White (HAR) 154

Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, 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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