The first three of five Ohio High School Athletic Association state golf tournaments wrapped up Saturday afternoon in Central Ohio. While no Cincinnati-area schools came home as state champions there were several strong performances.
Girls Division II
at The Ohio State University Gray Course, Columbus
Wyoming’s girls’ squad was the top-placing local team at this weekend’s state tournaments. The Cowboys finished fourth in the state with a two-day total of 711.
Sophia Dulin was the top placer for Wyoming, finishing tied for 18th with a total of 168. Victory Lee also placed in the top 30 with a 26th-place showing and a two-day round of 172.
Samara Dulin (tied of 35th) and Annabelle Walton (tied for 37th) rounded out Wyoming’s scoring with rounds of 185 and 186, respectively. Greta Warmbier added a round of 236.
The top local placer on the Gray Course this weekend was McNicholas junior Sydney Mallaley. Mallaley placed 13th overall with a round of 157 including a Day 2 round of 75 on the par-70 course.
Fenwick’s Meghan Utterdyke was also in competition over the weekend. The senior finished with a score of 170 to tie for 22nd.
Lima Central Catholic won the state title with a team score of 652 while a pair of golfers shared the individual state championship.
Kyleigh Dull, a freshman from Kansas Lakota, and Shaker Heights Laurel sophomore Jami Morris both shot seven-over-par scores of 147.
Boys Division II
at The Ohio State University Scarlet Course, Columbus
Like the girls’ program, the Wyoming boys also qualified for this weekend’s state championships.
The Cowboys placed eighth with a score of 697. Senior Dylan Stevens cracked the top 10, finishing in a tie for ninth place and a score of 159. Teammate Thomas Stickney finished tied for 38th with a total of 175.
Sam Randman was right behind Sitckney with a score of 176 (tied for 42nd).
Hayden Fischer (188, 58th) and Sam Black (189, 59th) concluded Wyoming’s round.
The top-placing local was Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy junior Jack Sonne. He placed seventh overall with a round of 157. His best round was on Day 1 when he shot a three-over-par 75.
Summit Country Day junior Jake Simpson finished tied for 35th with a score of 173.
Columbus Academy out of Gahanna won the DII state title with a score of 625.
The individual state champion was Trevor Binau of Bexley. He finished with a two-over-par two-day total of 146.
Boys Division III
at NorthStar Golf Club, Sunbury
The boys’ DIII tournament was held outside Columbus at the NorthStar Golf Club in Sunbury. Seven Hills was the top local team with a seventh-place finish and a round of 707.
The Stingers’ top performer was senior Max Lane and his ninth-place showing of 155. He recorded a three-over-par 75 on Day 1 of the competition.
Jacob Joffe (tied for 27th), Michael Weirch (tied for 48th) and Andrew Yant (64th) recorded scores of 171, 185 and 196. Egan Dewitt shot a 205.
Georgetown senior Lance Sininger placed 14th with score of 159 while Middletown Christian’s Josh Swartz was 45th (180).
Columbus Wellington School won the DIII state championship with a score of 610.
Worthington Christian’s Tyler Jones won the individual state crown, finishing with a one-over-par score of 145. He shot a two-under-par 70 on Day 2 to win the championship.
The OHSAA state golf tournaments will conclude next weekend when the DI boys and girls championships are held on the OSU Scarlet and Gray courses.