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OHSAA Girls Division I State Golf Tournament
The Ohio State University, Columbus
Gray Golf Course – Par 70, 5,560 yards

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – In just its second state tournament appearance, Mason built an insurmountable lead and never looked back, taking home its first Division I girls golf state title on the Ohio State University’s Gray Course Oct. 18. The Comets’ 630 was 26 strokes better than runner-up Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit and tied Dublin Coffman’s 2000 squad for the lowest team score in Ohio girls state tournament history.

Three Mason golfers placed in the top 10 overall standings: sophomore Erin Michel (third with a 153), senior Alexis Nelson (seventh with a 158), and sophomore Emily Wright (10th with a 160). 

Columbus Bishop Watterson shot a 656 and placed third after a tiebreaker with Walsh Jesuit.

After placing fourth a year ago as a sophomore, Lancaster junior Samantha Swinehart won medalist honors with a 145 two-day total. Swinehart was five strokes better than Pickerington North senior Courtney Yamamoto, who came in second. It marked the third consecutive year a golfer from Lancaster won medalist honors with Allie White winning back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007. Watterson senior Emily Ransone and Bowling Green senior Caroline Powers posted scores of 153 and 154 respectively to round out the top five.

2008 OHSAA Girls Division II State Golf Recap
Ohio State University Gray Course, Par 70 – 5,560 yards
October 11, 2008

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COLUMBUS, Ohio In its first trip to the state championship, Poland Seminary shot a final-round 333 to win the first OHSAA Division II girls golf title by one stroke over Tipp City Tippecanoe Saturday at the Ohio State University Gray course.

Trailing Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown by two strokes after the first round, Poland Seminary got a 74 from Allison Mitzel and a 79 from Angela Molaskey to come from behind for the title. With a two-day total of 679, Poland Seminary wins the inaugural Div. II championship as one of nine teams making their first trips to the state championship.

North Lima South Range senior Ariel Witmer took home medalist honors with a two-day record-low total of 139 that included an even-par 70 Friday and a one-under par 69 Saturday. Her 139 was one-stroke better than the previous state record of 140 by Heather Zielinski of Toledo Notre Dame Academy in 1998.

Tippecanoe (334 second round, 680 total) was tied for second with Poland Seminary after the first round and was paced Saturday by Catherine Reed’s 73 and Laura Murray’s 75.

Hathaway Brown shot a 340 Saturday and finished in third place with a two-day total of 684.

The only hole-in-one of the championship came from Kristen Helmsdoerfer, a junior at Lewis Center Olentangy Orange, who aced No. 2, a 166 yard par-3.

OHSAA Boys Division I State Golf Tournament
The Ohio State University, Columbus
Scarlet Golf Course – Par 71, 7,043 yards

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cincinnati St. Xavier climbed six teams and overcame an eight stroke deficit on the tournament’s final day to capture its third Division I boys golf state title and first since 1995 at the Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course Oct. 18. The Bombers’ other championship came in 1957.

St. Xavier was led by senior Sean Keating’s 158, which was good for third overall, and senior Matt Buse, who fired a 161. The Bombers’ 653 two-day total was two strokes better than defending champion Dublin Jerome, who sat atop the leaderboard with a two-shot lead after day one. Cleveland St. Ignatius also made a big jump in the standings to finish third with a 656 after placing eighth on the first day.

West Chester Lakota West sophomore Korey Ward broke a first-day three-way tie in the medalist race with a 77 on the final day and a 151 two-day total to place first. Aaron Siekmann finished two strokes behind Ward giving the Dublin Jerome senior his third consecutive second place finish. David Tepe, a senior from Liberty Twp. Lakota East, Sean Keating, and John Beringer, a senior from Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller, all carded a 158 score tying the three for third place.

2008 OHSAA Boys Division II State Golf Recap
Ohio State University Scarlet Course – Par 71, 7,043 yards
Oct. 11, 2008

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Taking home its third-consecutive state title, Hunting Valley University School fired a second-round 308 Saturday to run away with the OHSAA Boys Div. II golf championship by 20 strokes over second-place Dayton Chaminade-Julienne on the Ohio State University Scarlet course.

It marks the fifth overall state title for University School to move into a tie for third-place for most boys state golf championships with Columbus Bishop Watterson. The last school to win three-straight state golf championships was Gahanna Columbus Academy from 1997-99.

Already leading by nine strokes after round one, three University School golfers shot in the 70s Saturday, including Mac McLaughlin (74), Scott Smith (76) and Jake Heinen (79).

Chaminade-Julienne senior Sam Jandel earned medalist honors with a two-day total of 145 (73-72). McLaughlin, last year’s medalist, tied for second among all golfers with a 152 (78-74) with Apple Creek Waynedale sophomore Grant Weaver (152, 79-73).

2008 OHSAA Boys Division III State Golf Recap
The Players Club at Foxfire Golf Club, Par 72 – 6,849 yards
Oct. 11, 2008

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LOCKBOURNE, Ohio Sugarcreek Garaway shot a 312 on the second and final day of the OHSAA Boys Division III State Golf Tournament for a two-day total of 631 at the Players Club at Foxfire Golf Club in Lockbourne to capture its second consecutive and third overall state championship. The Pirates’ other title came in 2004 giving the school three state championships in five years.

Garaway was led by senior Kevin Miller, who took home medalist honors with a tournament best three-under 69 final round and a two-day total of 141. Miller also was the medalist a year ago, making him the 11th boys golfer in Ohio history to win back-to-back individual championships. Jason Kokrak of Warren John F. Kennedy was the last to complete the feat in 2001 and 2002.

Nathan Tarter, a senior from Mogadore, shot a two-day total of 144 to come in second, while Lima Central Catholic junior Oliver Holtsberry came in third with a 151. Sugarcreek Garaway freshman Ryan Troyer helped his team’s title cause by coming in fourth with a 153 two-day total.

Lima Central Catholic, who took a two shot lead into today’s final round, was hurt by a disqualification due to an improper scorecard and finished second in the team standings eight strokes behind Garaway. Gates Mills Gilmour Academy finished third with a 644.

 


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