There was one bright spot in the Division II state golf tournament Saturday for the area players at Ohio State University's Scarlet and Gray course.
Bellevue's Justin Schoen earned second-team All-Ohio honors with an 81 over the tough Scarlet course to wind up with a two-day total of 166, along with a13th spot in the overall standings out of the 72 participants.
The top five scorers earn first-team honors and the next five gain second-team recognition.
Schoen, a junior, led the Redmen, who finished 12th in the team standings at 726 on scores of 365-361.
Bellevue, which placed seventh in the NOL during the season, qualified for the state a week ago with a runner-up effort in the district.
Schoen fired 45-40--85 Friday, then came back with 39-42 on the last day.
Sam Strayer followed with a 182 mark on 43-45--88 and 46-48--94 Saturday. He was 53rd overall.
Taylor Radloff was next at 186, and 56th spot with rounds of 95 (51-44) and 91 (47-44) while Ryan Cook checked in at 192, and improved his personal score from 97 (46-51) to 95 (49-46). Lucas Rospert came back with 45-53--98 after a 116 the first day.
Huron freshman Keegan Bollenbacher qualified and carded 96 Friday and 97 Saturday for a 193 total.
Tom Bollenbacher, his father and the coach, mentioned the greens in discussing his son's play.
"The greens were still treacherous but Keegan kept plugging away," Bollenbacher said. "It's a whole new game down here and it was a great experience for him.
"I don't think my son will ever complain about the Sawmill greens after this."
Huron's home matches are on the Sawmill Creek course.