JEROMESVILLE — Tyler Sabo and his Ashland teammates put an exclamation point on another perfect run through the Ohio Cardinal Conference on Thursday.
Sabo shot a 2-under 70 to claim medalist honors and the Arrows shot a team total of 308 to win the OCC tournament going away.
Ashland claimed the overall team title with 13 points. The overall crown is determined by a combination of results from the conference tournament and regular season dual matches. The Arrows were unbeaten in regular season dual matches.
A junior, Sabo was selected the conference Player of the Year for a second straight season. His round of 2-under might have been better were it not for a three-putt bogey on No. 18.
“Earlier this week we played here and it was super-firm and tough and I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to shoot under par or even par,” said Sabo, who has been under par in all but four rounds this fall. “With a 70 here I’m pretty happy with it.”
Kamden Mowry and Aiden Baker backed Sabo with matching 77s. Ryan Frazee carded an 84.
The biggest surprise of the day came when Mount Vernon leap-frogged Lexington to finish second in the overall team standings. Lex was 5-1 in dual matches, but finished fourth Thursday with a 340 for nine total points. The Yellow Jackets were 4-2 in dual matches and finished second Thursday with a 324 for a total of 10 points.
“We felt like we had a chance to come here and win and we also knew we had a chance to come here and finish fourth,” Mount Vernon coach Anthony Savage said. “It was a matter of executing. Our guys were really looking forward to this.
“This is our best finish in the league in the last four years.”
Byron Justice led the Jackets with a 77. Ben and Beau Bridges carded matching 80s and Mason Boatwright had an 87.
Madison was third Thursday with a 339. Jaekob Conard and Will Laskey fired 83s, while Landon Ellis had an 86 and Ian Wolfe carded an 87.
“The course played difficult today. For our guys to shoot a 339, I was pretty impressed,” Madison coach Eric Wellman said. “To finish third in the tournament, I’m very pleased with that.”
Lexington was led by Trevor Dials, who shot an 83. Dials was 7 over after three holes.
“I had a little bit of nerves, but the last senior match of the year,” Dials said. “I was 7 over through three and 4 over for the final 15 holes.”
Tyler Jackson was next for the Minutemen with an 84. Isaac Vance had an 86 and Troy Chapman carded an 87.
Mansfield Senior shot a 438 Thursday. Luke Hodapp led the way with a 104, followed by Andrew Cawrse (108), Zander Perrigan (112) and Graham Sanders (114).
Mount Vernon’s Bridges was Player of the Year runner-up. He was joined on the OCC first team by Ashland’s Baker and Mowry, Madison’s Conard and West Holmes’ Hunter Ellis and Gray Toye.