• 2014 Season Statistics
    Will Kurtz 75.0
    Dave Sexton 78.8
    Nolan Laughlin 80.2
    Johnny Merrill 85.2
    Alex Remmers 90.0
    Andrew Schulman 91.0
    Jake Marous 92.0

    State Championship Ohio State University Golf Club Scarlet Course    10/17- 18

    Will Kurtz earned All-Ohio status with a two-day score of 158 to finish in 6th place!  He was tied for 2nd after day 1 with a 76 in clear (warm-high of 70), but extremely windy (steady 15-25 mph all day) conditions.  Paired with the eventual winner on Saturday, Will struggled on front 9 in much cooler (high of 49) but less windy (10-15 mph conditions)), but he rallied to secure Hudson’s only All-Ohio recognition since 1997.  The team finished 10th with a 2 day total of 686.  On Friday the Explorers shot a 340 which was good for 9th place and on Saturday they shot a 346.  Congratulations to all the boys on a tremendous season and thanks for all of the wonderful memories that you helped create!

    Will Kurtz                                76-82               158                  T6

    Dave Sexton                            84-85               169                  T41

    Nolan Laughlin                        86-83               169                  T41

    Johnny Merrill                         94-96               190                  71

    Andrew Schulman                   96-100             196                  72


    District Tournament at Pine Hills Golf Club                                                 10/07/2014

    Hudson qualifies for the State Championship with a 3rd place finish at windy, soggy Pine Hills GC!  This marks the first time since 2004 that the Explorers have qualified for the State tourney.  Dave Sexton led the way with a very good 75 which tied him for 2nd place out of the 100 golfers.  Will Kurtz and Nolan Laughlin also posted solid scores of 77.  Johnny Merrill’s great front nine 38 set the tone for the day (152 for the front nine for the team which led all scores) and allowed all others behind him to relax.  Congratulations, have fun, and good luck in Columbus!!

    Will Kurtz                    77

    Dave Sexton                75

    Nolan Laughlin            77

    Johnny Merrill             86

    Andrew Schulman       92

    Sectional Tournament at Windmill Lakes                                                     9/29/2014

    The Explorers won the Sectional tournament by 9 strokes with a great score of 300.  Kent, Walsh, and Aurora also qualified for the District tournament.  Will led the way with a season best, even par 70 including a 2 under par 2nd nine holes.  Equally impressive was Nolan’s 73 and Johnny’s 76, both career tournament bests.

    Will Kurtz                    70

    Dave Sexton                81

    Nolan Laughlin            73

    Johnny Merrill             76

    Andrew Schulman       92


    NOC Tournament at Silver Lake CC                                                                 9/22/14

    The Explorers finished 2nd with a 318 (Medina shot 305) to lock up the NOC Valley Division championship.  Andrew shot a career best 80!  Will shot 76 to finish the NOC season at 9 over par for the 90 holes.  He edged out Dave by 7 strokes (2nd in NOC) for NOC Player of the Year.  Also making first team NOC were Nolan (who finished 5th in the conference) and Johnny (who finished 12th).  

    Will Kurtz                    76

    Dave Sexton                82

    Nolan Laughlin            81

    Johnny Merrill             81

    Alex Remmers                        89

    Andrew Schulman       80




    NOC versus Brunswick at CC of H                                                                    9/19/14

    Hudson completed a perfect regular season with a 166 to 186 victory over Brunswick.  Congrats to the boys!

    Will Kurtz                    38

    Nolan Laughlin            40       

    Johnny Merrill             42

    Alex Remmers                        46

    Andrew Schulman       48

    Jake Marous                48

    NOC at Hinckley Hills back 9 par 35                                                               9/16/14       

    The Explorers rebounded from a tough 2nd day at Canterbury to post a very good score of 148 on a course that the top 4 players had never seen before.  They defeated North Royalton (152) and Stow (163) to move to 9-0 in the NOC.

    Will Kurtz                    35

    Dave Sexton                35

    Nolan Laughlin            37

    Johnny Merrill             41

    Alex Remmers                        48

    Jake Marous                44

    Kiely Cup at Canterbury Country Club                                                                       9/14-15

    Will won medalist honors with a 73-77  150 total score for the 2 days at Canterbury.  He made a 12 foot birdie putt on his last hole to provide the final margin of victory!  The team finished 7th of 15 in the very strong field. 

    Will Kurtz                    150

    Dave Sexton                167

    Nolan Laughlin            163

    Johnny Merrill             175

    Andrew Schulman       186     

    NOC at Strongsville          Bunker Hill Back 9 par 35                                   9/9/14

    The Explorers continued their winning ways with a 142-152 victory over Strongsville.  This score is the lowest for Hudson in more than a decade (possibly longer).  Will was impressive again with a 3 under par 32 .  Andrew had another strong nine, shooting a 38 (career best by 3 strokes) highlighted by a 18 foot birdie putt that went in dead center on his last hole.

    Will Kurtz                    32

    Dave Sexton                36

    Nolan Laughlin            36

    Johnny Merrill             40

    Alex Remmers                        44

    Andrew Schulman       38


    Pfeiffer Invitational Oak Knolls and Twin Lakes CC                                       9/5-9/6/14

    Hudson cruised to a twelve shot victory in the 39th Pfeiffer Invitational.  Will was medalist for a 2nd consecutive year with a 147 winning by an impressive 7 strokes.  Up three with nine holes remaining, Will sewed up the victory with a birdie on his 10th hole while his nearest challenger made a double bogey.  While no one else played their best for both days, everyone contributed to the victory.  Alex Remmers played his best round of the year with an 85 on Friday and Johnny Merrill rebounded from a bad round on Friday to shoot a solid 81 on Saturday.  Will and Dave earned All-Tournament recognition.

    Will Kurtz                    73/74/147

    Dave Sexton                78/80/158

    Nolan Laughlin            79/90/169

    Johnny Merrill             96/81/177

    Alex Remmers                        85/92/177


    NOC vs Medina      CC of H                                                                                  9/4/14

    Senior Andrew Schulman calmly dropped a 4 foot putt on the final hole to push the Explorers past Medina.  Needing a 41 from the final group, Schulman was able to come through to preserve Hudson’s perfect NOC record.  The two teams tied with 155, the 5th scores were tied, and Hudson’s 6th score was 2 better than Medina’s.

    Will Kurtz                    34

    Dave Sexton                38

    Nolan Laughlin            42

    Johnny Merrill             46

    Alex Remmers                        44

    Andrew Schulman       41

    NOC at Stow           Fox Den                                                                                9/2/14

    The Explorers overcame a slow start to post their best match scores of the year.  Hudson (147) defeated North Royalton (162) and Stow (163) convincingly to reach the halfway point of the season at 5-0.

    Will Kurtz                    37

    Dave Sexton                34

    Nolan Laughlin            35

    Johnny Merrill             41

    Alex Remmers                        42

    Andrew Schulman       46


    NOC at Brunswick (Pine Hills)                                                                          8/28/14       

    Hudson improved to 3-0 in the NOC with a convincing 152-175 victory over Brunswick.  Dave Sexton made 3 birdies on his way to a 1-under par 35.  Nolan, Johnny, and Alex each contributed 39’s in the best overall team effort of the season.

    Will Kurtz                    40

    Dave Sexton                35

    Nolan Laughlin            39

    Johnny Merrill             39

    Andrew Schulman       49

    Alex Remmers                        39


    NOC vs Strongsville at The Country Club of Hudson                                 8/26/2014

    Hudson defeated Strongsville by a score of 157 to 178 to improve their NOC record to 2-0.  Lots of birdies and bogeys, but a respectable score.


    Will Kurtz                             38                          

    Nolan Laughlin                  38                          

    Dave Sexton                      39                          

    Johnny Merrill                   42                          

    Alex Remmers                  44

    Andrew Schulman           49                          

    US Invitational at Windmill Lakes (sunny, warm, slight breeze)                      8/23/2014

    The Explorers finished 8th out of 20 teams against a very strong field on Saturday.  St Ignatius won with a 299.  The Explorers shot a 318.  Will lead the Explorers with a 74, which was good for T4th place out of the 120 golfers.

    Will Kurtz                    74

    Dave Sexton                77

    Nolan Laughlin            81

    Johnny Merrill             86

    Alex Remmers            86

    Andrew Schulman       91


    NOC at Medina Weymouth CC (36.4) 

    The Explorers opened the NOC regular season with a great victory against Medina on a tough golf course on which none of the boys had ever played.  Will and Nolan were co-medalists with 37s.  Not even a broken 7-iron could slow down the team against a tough, veteran Medina team.

    Will Kurtz                    37

    Nolan Laughlin            37

    Dave Sexton                39

    Johnny Merrill             41


    Weiss Invitational Ashland Golf Club  (warm, sunny, slight breeze)  8/14/2014

    Dave Sexton led the Explorers to a 3rd place finish on Thursday.  His 76 was good for 3rd place overall.  Will Kurtz added a 77 for Hudson on the tight, rolling golf course.  Andrew Schulman had his varsity low with an 85.  Findlay won with a 311, Upper Arlington was 2nd with a 321, and Hudson took 324 strokes.

    Dave Sexton                76

    Will Kurtz                    77

    Andrew Schulman       85

    Nolan Laughlin            86

    Johnny Merrill             86

    Walker Jones Classic (cool, sunny, breezy)                                                 8/13/2014    

    The Explorers finished 4th out of 18 teams with a total of 310, behind Toledo St John’s(306), St Xavier(307), and St. Ignatius(310).  Will Kurtz shot 75, Nolan Laughlin and Johnny Merrill had varsity bests of 77 and 78, respectively. 

    Will Kurtz                    75

    Nolan Laughlin            77

    Johnny Merrill             78

    Dave Sexton                80

    Andrew Schulman       92

    Alex Remmers                        94


    CVCA INVITATIONAL (rainy, warm, light breeze)                                      8/11/2014

    The Explorers finished 6th of 20 teams with a total of 323 strokes (Medina won with a 308) at Silver Lake Country Club.  Will Kurtz finished T7 with a 77 and Nolan Laughlin shot a varsity personal best of 79 to finish T20 out of the 101 players in the field.  Results for all players are listed below:

    Will Kurtz                             77                           T7

    Nolan Laughlin                  79                           T20

    Dave Sexton                      83

    Johnny Merrill                   84

    Andrew Schulman           91


    2014 Hudson Explorer Invitational    (Sunny, warm, light breeze)             8/7/2014

    Dave Sexton tied for medalist honors (out of 95 players) with a 74 and was named winner of the tournament via a 6-player scorecard playoff.  Congratulations to Dave!  The Explorers finished 6th of 19 with a total of 322 (St. Ed’s won with a 307).  Results for all players are listed below:

    Dave Sexton                      74                           T1

    Will Kurtz                             77                           T9

    Johnny Merrill                   84                          

    Nolan Laughlin                  87

    Andrew Schulman           94

    Alex Remmers                  102