October 21, 2014

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High school golf: Hornets win tourney behind Porvasnik’s effort

AVON LAKE — It wasn’t a 296, but it wasn’t far off, either.

One day after their brilliant showing at the Suburban League Preseason Tourna­ment, Highland’s girls golf team won the Magnificat Invitational on Tuesday.

The Hornets shot a sparkling 306 at Sweetbriar Golf Club’s Legacy Course to win the event by 25 strokes over the host.

Porvasnik

Porvasnik

McKinzie

McKinzie

Bachman

Bachman

Dunning

Dunning

Reigning Gazette MVP Jes­sica Porvasnik led the charge with a 1-under-par 71, mark­ing the first time in her high school career she broke par over 18 holes. The sophomore had four birdies and 11 pars en route to her medalist-win­ning round.

Tuesday’s 71 was just one shot lower than the 70 Por­vasnik recorded at Sweetbriar during the summer season.

Junior Lauren McKinzie finished with a 75 thanks to hitting 12-of-14 fairways, while classmate Stephanie Horvath was right behind with a 76 that featured four birdies. All-Gazette sopho­more Jessica McRae rounded out the scoring with an 84.

In other events:

Cuyahoga Falls 189, Brunswick 206

CUYAHOGA FALLS — A career-low 49 from Jessie Vorachek wasn’t enough to lead the Blue Devils (0-1) past the Black Tigers in this Northeast Ohio Conference cross-division affair. Cassi Bowen added a 50 for Brunswick.

Boys Ranger Invitational

AVON — Brunswick finished second yet again at this 13-team tournament held at par-72 Avon Oaks Country Club. With a 324, the Blue Devils were five strokes behind Rocky River. Junior Joey Bachman was second individually with a 3-over 75.

Teammate Matt Dunning added a career-low 76 and tied for third. Blake Carpenter added an 85.

Results

Girls

AVON LAKE — Results from the Magnificat Invitational at par-72 Sweetbriar G.C., Legacy Course.

Team standings (incomplete): 1. Highland 306, 2. Magnificat 331, 3. Hudson 333, 4. Hathaway Brown 336, 5. Findlay 337.

Highland (306): Jessica Porvasnik 71 (4 birdies), Lauren McKinzie 75 (3), Stephanie Horvath 76 (4), Jessica McRae 84, Sarah Sniff 89 (1).

Non-league Cuyahoga Falls 189, Brunswick 206 at par-36 Brookledge G.C.

Cuyahoga Falls: Meg Goubeaux 42, Ashley Cottrill, Courtney Konic 48, Maddy Hendershot 56, Madison 53, Heather Bucur 59.

Brunswick (0-1): Jessie Vorachek 49, Cassi Bowen 50, Rachel Hunter 51, Erica Jacks 56, Erin Weir 56.

Boys

AVON — Results from the 13-team Ranger Invitational at par-72 Avon Oaks C.C.

Team standings: 1. Rocky River 319, 2. Brunswick 324, 3. Elyria 326, 4. Buckeye 336, 5. Lakewood 338, Amherst 338, 7. Midview 345, 8. North Ridgeville 346, 9. Avon 349, 10. North Olmsted 360, 11. Olmsted Falls 362, 12. Lorain 378, 13. Keystone 397.

Brunswick (324): Joey Bachman 75 (1), Matt Dunning 76 (2), Blake Carpenter 85 (1), John Anzo 88 (1), David Reiter 94.