Not even a state record will keep Brookfield from believing it has a chance to win a championship when the Warriors step on the course this morning for the final day of the Division III state golf tournament at NorthStar Golf Club.
Campbell’s Dean Austalosh has title hopes, too.
Welllington School shot a 295, which is the lowest single-day score in state golf history and it was good enough to put them 14 strokes ahead of Brookfield’s 309.
Warriors head coach Larry Smoot believes they’re within striking distance of first place while having a firm grasp on second place with a commanding 22-stroke lead over Canton Central Catholic (331).
Wellington, Brookfield and Central Catholic will be paired together in the final threesome, which is scheduled to start at 9:50 a.m.
“I kind of like being the team doing the hunting instead of being the one that’s being hunted,” said Smoot.
Brookfield’s Justin Atkinson led the way with a 73 followed by Conner Stevens and Anthony Clark’s 74s. Jake Shingledecker shot an 88 and Jon Hiner carded a 91.
The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.