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Bellevue's Schoen earns second-team All-Ohio honors

Butch Wagner • May 12, 2015 at 5:36 PM

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.

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