COLUMBUS — The Lima Central Catholic girls golf team is atop the Division II State Championship leaderboard after Friday’s opening round at Ohio State University’s par 70 Gray Course.
Mary Kelly Mulcahy had LCC’s low round of 75, putting her in a tie for third in individual scoring. Sibling Erin Mulcahy shot a 76 to tie her for sixth. The Mulcahys’ sister Meghan shot an 87 and Emma Mayers had a 93 to give LCC a 331 team total for a seven-shot advantage over second-place Shelby. Hannah Garver shot a 98 also for the Thunderbirds.
St. Henry is in 11th place after shooting a 381. Ellen Naumann led the Redskins with an 81, good for 16th individually, followed by Elizabeth Rockwell (99), Alana Siefring (100) and Claire Clune (101). Calli Hemmelgarn (109) also competed for St. Henry.
In the Division III boys championship at par 72 Northstar Golf Club in Sunbury, Minster (351) is seventh, Spencerville (354) is eighth and Kalida (361) is 11th after the first day.
Joseph Magoto shot an 82 to put him in a tie for 18th to lead Minster. Grant Koenig (88), Grant Voisard (88) and Ethan Lehmkuhl (93) also contributed to the Wildcats’ team total. Logan Lazier (96) also competed for Minster.
Gavin Harmon finished in a tied for 12th with an 80 for Spencerville. Ethan Harmon (88), Alex Gallman (89) and Drake Mertz (97) also had rounds that counted toward the Bearcats’ total. Evan Core (104) also competed for Spencerville.
Christian Nartker (82), David Peck (91), Josh Recker (92) and Ryan Klausing (96) contributed to Kalida’s total. Alec Edelbrock (107) also competed for the Wildcats.
St. Henry’s Jack Romer shot 89 and Adam Gerker of Delphos St. John’s finished with a 94 playing as individuals.
In the Division II boys championship at par 72 Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course, Bath’s Britton Hall is in 50th place after an opening round 91.
Play in all divisions is scheduled to resume today.
FINDLAY — Wapakoneta’s Drew Zwiebel shot an 80 Thursday at par 72 Red Hawk Run for the third lowest score. Only state qualifiers medalist Palmer Yenrick of Clay with a 77 and Ashland’s Max Watson, who had a 78, finished with lower totals.
Shawnee, led by Jake Hutchins’ 87, finished sixth with a 374 total. Soloman Smith (94), Isaiah Johns (96) and John Barker (97) also contributed to the Indians’ team score.
Wapak was eighth with Dylan Timmerman (96), Jon Hefner (98) and Clay Wilsey (101) joining Zwiebel in posting the Redskins’ 375 team total.
Perrysburg (353) and Toledo St. John’s Jesuit (356) advanced to state as the top two teams.
Celina’s Lance Mawer (104) and Elida’s Riley Creps (117) competed as individuals.
On Tuesday, the Shawnee girls finished sixth in the district held at par 72 Stone Ridge Golf Club.
Taylor Burgess led the Indians with a 95. Morgan Altenbach (97), Jeanna Fullom (106) and Maggie Gray (124) also contributed to Shawnee’s 422 team total. Qualifying for state were Ashland (341) and Perrysburg (352).
Wapakoneta’s Taylor West shot 98 playing as an individual. Medalist Macy Hanus (72) from Bowling Green and Sylvania Northview’s Lexi Knight (79) also advanced to state.
Botkins’ Cody Meyer (player of the year) and Kevin Lynch (coach of the year) earned top boys honors and Lehman Catholic’s Grace Monnin (player of the year) and Anna’s Mike Noll (coach of the year) recieved top award for the girls in the Western Ohio Soccer League.
Joining Meyer on the boys first team were Botkins’ Denton Homan, Zane Paul and Nathan Schneider, Jackson Center’s Clay Akers and Jerron Reese, Lehman Catholic’s Conor O’Leary and Elijah Jock, Lima Central Catholic’s Trey Horstman and Jack Zerante, New Knoxville’s Joseph Baende and Zach Davis and Temple Christian’s Brody Bowman and Dakota Clay.
Joining Monnin on the girls first team were Anna’s Michaela Ambos, Claire Bensman, Taylor Kauffmann, Savanna Hostetler and Taylor Noll, Botkins’ Maddie Altherr, Grace Homan and Carmen Heuker, Lehman Catholic’s Ava Behr, Hannah Giguere and Grace Olding, LCC’s Avery Rice and Jessica Wilker and Spencerville’s Kelsey Shaffer.
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