April 18, 2014

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Amherst finishes as runner-up in Comet Invitational

SOUTH AMHERST — Amherst shot nine strokes better than last year and even moved up a spot, but still fell short of winning its own season-opening golf invitational.
The Comets shot 319 to finish second to Brecksville (308) in the second installment of the Comet Invitational at Dragon Ranch Golf Club.
The Comets’ score was nine strokes better than last year when they finished third behind Avon Lake and Elyria, neither of which played in this year’s tournament.
“I’m happy with second place,” first-year Comets coach Aaron Millet. “I really thought we could have done better. I thought we’d shoot a little better than that.”
Matt Jones shot 75 and Matt Schneider 77 for the Comets, but Brecksville got a 73 from Bryan Bober.
Lakewood’s Will Krepop led all individuals with a 2-over 72. Two area golfers — Avon’s Mike Opsitnick and Firelands’ Matt Gregory — tied for third with 74s.

TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Brecksville 308, 2. Amherst 319, 3. Westlake 329, 4. Avon 332, T5. Lakewood and Rocky River 333, 7. Firelands 334, 8. Admiral King 345, 9. Berea 350, 10. North Olmsted 357, 11. Midpark 357, 12. North Ridgeville 361, 13. Bay 363, 14. Fairview 369, 15. Olmsted Falls 371.
TOP INDIVIDUALS: Will Krepop (Lakewood), 72; Brian Bober (Brecksville), 73; Mike Opsitnick (Avon), 74; Matt Gregory (Firelands), 74; Matt Jones (Amherst), 75; Matt Witmer (Brecksville), 75.
AREA TEAMS
AMHERST (319): Matt Jones 75, Matt Schneider 77, Paul Srnis 81, David Flynn 86.
WESTLAKE (329): Matt Kreider 77, Terry Gibbons 83, Dave Goldense 84, Adam Smith 85.
AVON (332): Mike Opsitnik 74, Scott Dickson 83, Brad Meisner 84, Mike Shepherd 91.
FIRELANDS (334): Matt Gregory 74, Andrew Northeim 84, Andy Karp 86, Vince Vitale 90.
ADMIRAL KING (345): Matt Comer 77, Cody Buckholz 88, Cameron Szatala 88, Murphy Dickason 92.
BEREA (350): Brenton Copenhauer 80, Tom Siloy 83, Dustin Zacharyasz 92, Kyle Youngblood 95.
NORTH OLMSTED (357): Jesse Gross 86, Matt Konyesni 88, Dan McBride 91, Andy Heitman 92.
NORTH RIDGEVILLE (361): Mike Mytnick 89, Dan Zett 89, Zak Narrowitz 90, Mitchell Clark 93.
BAY (363): Chas Veres 82, Jeff Hunger 83, Brian Taricska 95, Mike Maruna 103.
OLMSTED FALLS (371): Pat Butterfield 91, Lucas Rhome 92, Brad Johnson 93, Kevin Schlesinger 95.