Redskin golfers shooting for more tournament success

| August 25, 2014

COSHOCTON – After back-to-back appearances in the 2012 and 2013 district tournament, the Coshocton High School golf team appears poised to take it a step further this season.

With its top five players returning, four of whom are seniors, head coach Kevin Kittell is rightfully optimistic that 2014 should be very productive.

“We should fare well,” Kittell said. “Our team is senior-laden and our top five are returning multiple letter-earners. If we can retain focus, we stand a good chance to place high in both league competition and the sectional tournament.”

Expected to fill the top five varsity positions are seniors Luke Sutton, Patrick Brouse, Jake Glasure and Thomas Gauerke, along with junior Gage Bosson. Both Pravnav Kotla and Jacob George have also cracked the lineup early this season.

The Redskins compiled an overall record of 88-53 last year, including a 10-5 mark in dual matches.

Early in the season, some of that experience was on display as the Redskins topped River View and Ridgewood to win the Coshocton Cup at River Greens Golf Course, firing a team total of 322.

In that match, Bosson emerged as the medalist in the 18-hole event with a 2-over-par 74 while Sutton fired a 76.

Sutton backed up that performance by sharing medalist honors with a 42 during a three-team match at Longaberger Golf Club while Bosson was again medalist in a quad during which the ‘Skins fell to Claymont but beat River View and West Muskingum, firing a 77.

Recently, Coshocton shot its way to third place in the Gray Division after the first round of the East Central Ohio League tournament at par-72 Zanesville Country Club.

Sutton’s 85 led the way for the Redskins with Bosson just one shot back.

Claymont is in first place with 331, followed by Meadowbrook (343), Coshocton (354), River View (380) and Rosecrans (543). The final round will take place Sept. 17 at par-72 River Greens, where the team scores from each round will be combined to determine division champions. Individual all-league honors also will be determined the same way.

Kittell is in his 12th season as head coach and entered the campaign with a 995-614 record.

“What excites me most is the fact that we have experienced players who are goal-oriented,” Kittell said.

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