Ryle, St. Henry take home first in NKAC Tournament, Beane, Carter individual winners

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Ryle and St. Henry were the winners at Monday’s Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference tournament at the Willows at Kenton County Golf Course.

The Raiders took home first in Division I with a score of 324, defeating Covington Catholic in a fifth man tiebreaker. St. Henry carded a 328 and defeated Highlands by two strokes in Division II.

Although none of the Raider golfers finished in the top three individually, everyone finished under 90, needing the full depth of the team to earn victory. Palmer McKelvey led the team shooting a 78 and Jake Roscoe followed with an 81. Andrew Roach finished with an 82, Paxton McKelvey an 83 and Thomas Leone a 88.

Covington Catholic’s second place finish was led by Mitchell Gastright with a 76. Ben Unkraut followed with a 77. Rounding out the scoring for the Colonels was Luke Pieper with a 84, Jacob Thomas 87 and Avery Stanley with an 89. Dixie Heights followed in third with a score of 355.

Campbell County’s Talen Beane was the Division I individual winner with a one-under-par 71, the lone golfer in the red on the day. Gastright and Unkraut followed in second and third, Palmer McKelvey fourth and Scott’s Chase O’Keefe fifth with an 80.

St. Henry’s 328 was paced by Will Carter shooting a 74 and winning Division II individually. Ben Carter helped signify the win with a 79. Will Hammond finished with a 87, Jake Montgomery and Parker Isaacs with 88’s to round out the Crusader scoring.

Highlands’ 330 was led by Hank Shick, who also placed third in the division individually with a score of 78. Alex Race (83), Ryal Toole (84), Oliver Golden (85) and Nathan Kirst (90) rounded out the Bluebirds scoring. Bishop Brossart finished third with a 353.

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Newport Central Catholic’s Caleb Eaglin was runner-up individually in Division II, carding a 76. In third was Bishop Brossat with a 353. Schick, St. Henry’s Ben Carter (79) and Charlie Bihl (80) rounded out the top five.

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