Bryan senior Case Hartman earned medalist honors with a round of 73 at the Kalida Wildcat Invitational at Country Acres on Wednesday.
Hartman edged out Elida’s Gavin Harmon, who finished with a round of 74. It was a bit of a comeback effort for Hartman, who after 13 holes was six over par and rallied to birdie the last five holes.
“I’ve been coaching for five years, and played high school golf for four. I don’t remember anyone getting a birdie on five consecutive holes in my time in high school golf,” Bryan coach Tyler Bernath said. “It was very exciting for him, his family watching and the other players in the group too. I told him the streak isn’t necessarily over either. He could start tomorrow’s tournament with a birdie and keep the streak going. Case can flat out play, and he is capable of keeping his score under par consistently.”
As a team, Bryan placed fifth out of 16 teams at the invite with a score of 341. Elida was first overall with 317, followed by Kalida (323) in second, Ottawa-Glandorf (326) in third and Lima Central Catholic (331) in fourth.
Aiding Hartman in Bryan’s fifth-place finish was Nolan Kidston, who shot an 84, followed by Nathan Hess (89), Drew Dauber (95) and Colin Shirkey (104).