by Robert Baldwin
Ben Todman and Harley Parks were the medalists as Ramstein downed Kaiserslautern and Spangdahlem in a triangular golf match at the Ramstein course on Sept. 13.
Todman shot a blistering 32 on the back nine, including an eagle and two birdies. The Royals swept the top three spots in the boys competition. The Royals girls took first and second.
Todman and runner up teammate Micah Webb were tied after the front nine, but Todman’s 32 wrapped it up. Matthew Miller was third for the Royals. The top three finishers for Kaiserslautern were all named Perrin — brothers Matthias, Samuel and Gideon.
For the girls, Parks defeated teammate Audry Kim while Spangdahlem’s Aspen Thomas was third. Kaiserslautern’s top finisher was Anissa Arredondo-Allay in fourth. Twenty-four boys and eight girls completed their rounds.
“I don’t remember a round this strong in a long time,” said veteran Ramstein coach Nathan Brewster referring to Todman’s gem. “Two birdies and an eagle on the back side is very impressive. He is really golfing well right now.”
Scoring is different in high school golf. A player accrues points (four for birdie, three for par, two for bogey and one for double bogie) so the player with the highest score is victorious. Todman’s 54 points were 11 better than Webb. Parks had 33 to Kim’s 19.
Both teams were in action yesterday. Those stats will be available in next week’s issue.