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2018 Boys & Girls Golf State Tournaments Coverage

Div. III Boys: Fri., Oct. 12 - Sat., Oct. 13 | NorthStar Golf Club, Sunbury
Div. II Boys: Fri., Oct. 12 - Sat., Oct. 13 | The Ohio State University Scarlet Course, Columbus
Div. II Girls: Fri., Oct. 12 - Sat., Oct. 13 | The Ohio State University Gray Course, Columbus
Div. I Boys: Fri., Oct. 19 - Sat., Oct. 20 | The Ohio State University Scarlet Course, Columbus
Div. I Girls: Fri., Oct. 19 - Sat., Oct. 20 | The Ohio State University Gray Course, Columbus

State Tournament Information

State Tournament Recaps


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dublin Jerome secured back-to-back Division I boys golf state titles on Saturday on the Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University Golf Club with a score of 316-309-625. The Celtics have now won eight OHSAA boys golf state championships. Only Upper Arlington (17) and Gahanna Columbus Academy (9) possess more.
Dublin Jerome was led by senior Jackson Chandler, who earned co-medalist honors shooting 77-72-149. Chandler improved on his sixth-place finish at the 2017 state tournament. Joining Chandler as a First-Team All-Ohio honoree from Jerome was senior Mason Wagner. Wagner shot a 77-75-152 to earn a tie for fourth place.

Green senior Maxwell Moldovan became the 19th member of the OHSAA two-time medalist club, after also earning the honor in 2017. Moldovan’s 73-76-149 earned him co-medalist honors with Chandler.
Liberty Township Lakota East (321-329-650) edged Cincinnati St. Xavier (323-327-650) as the runner-up due to the OHSAA golf tie breaker rules. Lakota East senior Kyle Schmidt was the lone All-Ohio finisher for the Thunderhawks. Schmidt finished tied for ninth, shooting a 76-81-157.


COLUMBUS, Ohio – In its inaugural trip to the OHSAA Division I girls golf state tournament, New Albany won the state championship in record-breaking fashion. The Eagles broke the single-round and overall team score state records by shooting a 300-292-592. The second-round score of 292 broke the existing single-round record by five strokes, and the overall score of 592 was 10 strokes better.
New Albany finished with four golfers in the top 13. Sophomore Madison Spiess finished fourth, earning first-team All-Ohio honors with a 71-74-145. Freshman Kary Hollenbaugh finished tied for eighth, earning second-team All-Ohio honors with a 76-72-148. Freshman Anna Ritter (77-72-149) and senior Morgan Pankow (73-78-151) finished 11th and 13th respectively.
Following back-to-back state championships, Lewis Center Olentangy Orange earned state runner-up honors by shooting a 310-308-618. The Pioneers were led by senior Ashley Au, who finished third after shooting a 70-73-143. It was Au’s third-consecutive top-10 finish, as she finished sixth in 2017 and third in 2016.

Centerville senior Marissa Wenzler improved upon her fifth-place finish in 2017 by earning medalist honors. Wenzler’s 69-69-138 was the second-best overall score in OHSAA girls Division I golf history and just the fourth overall tournament score under par in Division I championship history..
Delaware Olentangy Berlin junior Leila Raines finished as runner-up by shooting a 69-72-141. 


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gahanna Columbus Academy won its ninth OHSAA boys golf state championship on Saturday at The Ohio State University Scarlet Course. The Vikings have now won back-to-back Division II state championships, three state titles in the past five years, and nine overall. 
Columbus Academy shot a 625 (313-312) to capture the title and ended the tournament with four top-11 finishers. Juniors Ali Khan (154), Matthew Cammeyer (155) and Kahmar Byers (156) took home All-Ohio honors, while junior Griffin Mitchell finished just outside the top 10 (160). Khan and Mitchell also earned All-Ohio honors in 2017.
For the third-consecutive year, Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin finished as runner-up. NDCL (324-310-634) finished nine strokes behind Columbus Academy. Sophomores Danny Milo (155) and Zander Gibson (158) earned All-Ohio honors for the Lions.
Bexley’s Trevor Binau earned medalist honors for the second time in three years. The senior shot the lone under-par score of the tournament on Friday with a 71. Binau finished with a 146, eight strokes ahead of the runner-up, Ashtabula Edgewood senior Dylan Fitchet (77-77-154).


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Following a third-place finish at the 2017 OHSAA state championship, Lima Central Catholic earned its first girls golf state title on Saturday at The Ohio State University Gray Course. The Thunderbirds shot 331-321-652 and tied the Division II overall team score record set by Independence last year.
Lima Central Catholic had two golfers earn All-Ohio honors. Sophomore Mary Kelly Mulcahy finished sixth (75-77-152) and sophomore Erin Mulcahy finished tied for eighth (76-79-155). Mary Kelly Mulcahy finished fifth last year.
Shelby finished as runner-up for the second year in a row, shooting 338-336-674. Sophomore Amanda Ruminski finished third overall (77-73-150) and freshman Nicole Jones finished 15th (79-84-163).
Kansas Lakota sophomore Kyleigh Dull (73-74-147) and Shaker Heights Laurel sophomore Jami Morris (73-74-147) earned co-medalist honors. Sugarcreek Garaway senior Jocelyn Troyer (77-73-150) and Minerva junior Jordan Van Meter (79-74-153) joined Mulcahy, Dull and Morris with consecutive All-Ohio finishes.


SUNBURY, Ohio – Columbus Wellington School earned its second boys golf state title at the 2018 OHSAA Division III state tournament on Saturday at NorthStar Golf Club. The Jaguars broke the Division III NorthStar single round (295) and overall team score (610) records.
Columbus Wellington finished the tournament with four All-Ohio honorees. Senior Jack Doody finished tied for 10th (76-82-158), sophomore Carsten Judge finished seventh (75-77-152), and juniors Garrett Thesing (72-79-151) and Aidan Schumer (72-77-149) finished tied for fifth and third, respectively.
Brookfield earned runner-up honors via top-five finishes from three juniors. Anthony Clark finished tied for fifth (74-77-151), Justin Atkinson finished fourth (73-77-150) and Connor Stevens finished as runner-up (74-73-147).
Following a fifth-place finish in 2017, Worthington Christian senior Tyler Jones earned Division III medalist honors, shooting a 75-70-145. Jones’ 145 was just one stroke shy of the Division III North Star record. Jones’ day-two score of 70 was the lone under-par single-round score of the tournament.