Conditions weren’t ideal — rain and a tricky course made sure of that — but the result was still the same as it’s been each of the past five seasons after the final scores were added up at Monday’s Delaware Cup at Royal American.
Olentangy Liberty’s boys golf team, for the sixth season in a row, took top honors.
“I’m happy we were able to extend this streak to six years,” Patriot coach Ryan Snivley said after watching his crew fire a combined 314. “There are a lot of quality players in Delaware County and it’s a great feeling keeping the trophy at Liberty.”
As for the rain, while less than ideal, teams were able to find a silver lining.
“Today was great prep for possible rain during the postseason,” Snivley said. “It was a steady rain from the start and it’s tricky getting used to wet conditions and rain gear.”
Drew Blosser and Jack O’Donnell led Liberty with 78s while Logan McCarrell and Josh Steyer had 79s.
Olentangy Orange and Olentangy Berlin rounded out the top three with respective efforts of 321 and 324.
Jon Green led the Pioneers with a 76 while Brendan Cabungcal had an 80, Nathan Brown finished with an 81 and Corbin Bentley and Alex Cabungcal carded 84s.
Bryce Reed boosted the Bears, leading his team and the entire field with a 72. Other Berlin scorers included Leila Raines (81), Tanner Shimp (85) and Ethan Hegg (86).
Delaware Hayes and Olentangy finished tied four fourth, closing with team scores of 329, while Big Walnut smoothed out the scoring summary with a 343.
Pacer scorers included Luke Gazarek (76), Mark Sulek (84), Jake Ross (84) and Ben Madden (85). The Braves, meanwhile, got scores from Ben Nash (81), Cam Casto (82), Bennett Zeitner (82) and Tyler Phillips (84) while the Golden Eagles counted the efforts of Kyle Williams (85), Kenny Schneider (85), Zack Herbert (86) and Austen Bennett (87).
Westerville Central 2, Olentangy Berlin 0
Olentangy Berlin 3, Westerville North 0