The Swanton golf team did its best to protect their home course Wednesday, taking second at the Bulldog Invitational at Valleywood.
The Bulldogs collectively shot a 368, behind champion Ottawa Hills who carded a 342.
Sam Betz had a team-best 85 for Swanton. Next was Garrett Swank at 91, Raymond Schad 93, and Brady Lemons 99. Blaine Pawlowicz added a 100 for the Dogs.
Also in the area, Delta placed fifth with a 397. Leading the Panthers was Chase Stickley with a 91.
Swanton was eighth Thursday at the Paulding Panther Invitational, shooting a 362.
Swank paced Swanton with a 79. Betz added a 92, Lemons 94, and Schad 97.
The Dogs shot a 362 to take 10th in the 16-team Central Catholic Invitational at Maumee Bay held Monday, Aug. 5. Perrysburg won the mostly Division I tournament with a 306 team score beating out second place St. John’s.
Leading the way was Betz with an 82. Swank carded an 83, Lemons 95, and Schad 102.
Swanton then took second to North Central in a tri-match that also featured Otsego Aug. 6 at Valleywood. The Eagles won by shooting a 186, the Dogs finished with a 192, and the Knights 232.
Swank was a medalist as he shot a 41. Schad added a 49, Lemons 50 and Betz 52.
Bulldog Golf Invitational
Ottawa Hills 342, Swanton 368, Eastwood 369, Lake 395, Delta 397, Toledo Christian 398, Springfield 432, Emmanuel Christian 434.
Paulding Panther Invitational
Kalida 316, Antwerp 335, Bryan 340, Wayne Trace 345, Napoleon 348, Wauseon 357, Tinora 361, Swanton 362, Montpelier 365, Delphos Jefferson 369, Paulding 373, Fairview 394, Delta 409, Archbold 420, Holgate 436, Patrick Henry 443, Liberty Center 459.