SCIOTO VALLEY CONFERENCE 2010 Golf Unioto, Irvin both capture repeat titles on Thursday
Thursday did not bring much unknown in terms of who would be crowned SVC champion; however, the question of Unioto's perfect season still had two steps remaining. Those two steps were taken care of at Foxfire as Unioto won both the front (SVC Match #7) and back nine (SVC Match #8).
The race that was tight entering the final rounds was the race for Player of the Year. Huntington's Duane Irvin and Unioto's Colton Forcum entered Thursday tied at the top of the indvidiaul standings. Irvin did have a slight advantage in terms of the worst score that he was dropping through five rounds.
Irvin posted a medalist round of 36 on the front side while Forcum posted a 39. This gave Irvin a huge advantage because no matter what Irvin shot on the back he would be able to drop anything worse than 39. That actually was the case as Irvin carded a back-nine 40. Forcum struggled on the back shooting a 44.
The way Unioto won the back nine really told the story for SVC golf this season. With Forcum shooting the before mentioned 44 and Drew Nichols shooting a 48, you would think it would open the door for someone to beat the puple and gold, but just like so many times this season, Unioto's depth proved to be the difference. Michal Smart posted a medal round on the back of 39 as Unioto's three through six posted a team score of 162 to win by 17 strokes.
Despite Irvin's solid individual play, Huntington did not play well as a team. This allowed Southeastern to take over second-place in the final team standings. Huntington finished third. Click here to see every score from every player in Thursday's SVC Match #7 and SVC Match #8, and click here to see the final 2010 SVC Team Standings and Individual Standings.