Mason Claims GMC Golf Title

09/24/2020

Riding the brilliant play of medalist A.J. Wilhelm, the Mason Comets lead wire-to-wire in the GMC two-day golf tourney to break Lakota East's 6 year stranglehold on the conference crown.  Compiling a team total of 578 strokes the Comets outdistanced the second place Thunderhawks by 6 strokes (584) to nail down the championship.

This year's Greater Miami Conference golf championship featured two very balanced teams battling for championship bragging rights. This balance was evidenced by both Mason and Lakota East each placing  five golfers on the first team all-conference squad.

Team Results:  Mason 578, Lakota East 584, Sycamore 620, Fairfield 642, Lakota West 660, Oak Hills, 673, Hamilton, 739, Colerain 743, Princeton 747, and Middletown 794.

Golf News of Note: A.J. Wilhelm's 135 (9 under par) is a new two-day individual record for the GMC tournament. His 65 (7 under par) on the first day is a single round best.  Previous lows were Lakota East Kyle Schmidt’s 67’s, the first scored in 2016 and the second in 2018.

Mason’s first day team score of 283 matches East’s second day team score of 283 in 2018, both achieved on the Waldon Ponds course.  East still holds the tournament record score which was 574 in 2018.  (Information provided by Lakota West SID Emeritus, Bob Ashby)

GMC Champions - Mason Comets

(Photo compliments of Mason SID, Dan Hilen)

Mason Boys Golf

Mason Boys Golf won their programs 2nd GMC Championship after two-days of furious rounds at Walden Ponds Golf Course on Thursday.  It had been 8 years (2012) since the Comets held the coveted GMC Trophy.  It took some record-setting performances by the Comets to overcome the 6-time defending champs (10 overall), the Lakota East Thunderhawks.  Mason shot a team score of 578 to outdistance East by 6 strokes.  The Comets 283 under-par team score tied a one-day, all-time record for the conference tourney (East 283-2018).  

Mason's A.J. Wilhelm established a new individual low scoring record with his two-day total of 135 (former record 136-Kyle Schmidt, East 2018).  AJ's under-par 65 score on Tuesday is also a GMC one-day low score record.  For his efforts the "super sophomore" was named the GMC Player of the Year. This is the 2nd year in a row that a Mason boys golfer has won that GMC accolade, as current "super soph", Nate Vonderhaar, won the title last year. 

(Press Release from Mason SID, Dan Hilen)