Saturday, March 25, 2023

Hornets sweep tri-match with Cardinal, West Geauga

Kirtland’s golf team has consistently scored well this season but what the Hornets did in a tri-match win over Cardinal and West Geauga at Fowler’s Mill on Thursday was unprecedented.

The Hornets shot 159 to beat the Huskies, 159-189, and the Wolverines, 159-162.

“As we look at our season, we've shot some really solid nine-hole scores of 163, 165, 167 and 170,” said Kirtland coach Greg Cosimi. “We've also shot some very competitive 18-hole scores. But today, we were great. We broke 160, which is quite an accomplishment for any Division III team. The guys were pumped.”

On Wednesday, Kirtland came up short in its bid to knock off Chagrin Valley Conference leader Hawken in a dual match. They responded with some of their top scores in their playing careers.

Michael Knezevic carded a team-best 38 while Brian Beres fired a 39 and Michael Schnur and Daniel Heimsoth both finished with 41.

“Today our upperclassmen really took over,” Cosimi said. “Our two seniors, Brian Beres and Danny Heimsoth, along with our junior, Michael Knezevic, all came in with really great scores. Brian hit excellent iron shots, Michael Knezevic drove the ball well, and Danny had the round of his high school career. Michael Schnur also contributed to the win firing a solid 41. On the heels of a tough loss yesterday, our young men came out and played well.”

Danny Knippenberg led Cardinal with a 43 while Tyler Carroll shot 45 and Gino Argento finished with a 46.

Both Cardinal and Kirtland will next play in the CVC postseason tournament on Monday at Windmill Lakes.

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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