KANSAS - Compared to the individual battle, Lakota glided to its championship Tuesday.
Makayla Dull and Kevin Woodruff each broke 80 to guide the Raiders to a 328-345 title over St. Wendelin at the Bettsville Invitational at Nature Trails.
Meanwhile, Hopewell-Loudon's Bryce Gorrell countered a shaky front nine with a 3-under effort on the back to end with a par-73. That tied the effort of Gibsonburg No. 4 player Adam Neeb. Neeb made par on 15 of the 18 holes, getting a bogey on No. 14 and No. 15 to counter his eagle at the par-5 No. 6.
Gorrell was awarded the medalist honor on a scorecard playoff to help the Chieftains edge Gibsonburg 350-351 for third.
Jarid Gelinas added a 78 for Hopewell-Loudon.
Dull fueled Lakota's title efforts with a 76 to finish third overall, while Woodruff shot a 79. Josh Mason carded an 81 and Hunter Chalfin had a 92. Collin Gosche (107) rounded out the champions.
The runner-up Mohawks got a 79 from Joey DeHaven and an 85 from Peter Campbell.
Seneca East nosed past Old Fort 367-368 for sixth, Mohawk came in eighth (375), New Riegel took 10th (405) and Bettsville ended 12th (477).
Johnny Diehm's 85 led Seneca East and Jack Daniel shot a 92.
Brad Heilman's 86 and Adam Alexander's 98 keyed Old Fort.
Mohawk got an 88 from Brayden Dunlap and a 90 from Chet Margraf.
Aaron Reinhart carded a 94 for New Riegel and Lance Smith added a 99.
Ryan Hager had a 100 for Bettsville and Kenneth Stander tallied a 117.
Warriors take out Buckettes
NEW WASHINGTON - Katelynn Kinley fired a 46 Tuesday to lead Mohawk's girls to a 227-239 win over Buckeye Central at Cranberry Hills.
Chelsea Clinger chipped in a 56 for the Warriors in the season-opening dual.
Lydia Shealey carded a 55 for the Buckettes and Maddie Fagan shot a 57.