Titans narrowly top Panthers

GENEVA — The game of golf can be cruel sometimes. In some instances, one hole can turn a great round into an average one.

At the Fillmore Central invite Tuesday, it was one stroke that made the difference between winning and losing.

The Thayer Central boys golf team narrowly escaped the Hidden Hills Country Club with a victory. The Titans tied Fillmore Central with a team score of 355. The tiebreaker goes to the No. 5 golfers, where Thayer Central’s Jacob Kniep beat the Panthers’ Thomas Norvell by one stroke.

“I really can’t remember (ever tying),” said Thayer Central head coach Tom Kiburz. “I’m sure we’ve had some close ones before, but last week at Friend, a couple of kids were off and we talked to all five of them, ‘Every stroke counts. You never know what other people are shooting.’ It was one stroke today between our No. 5 and their No. 5. I’m glad they came through.”

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