Division I Girls
COLUMBUS, OH — Centerville won the 2022 OHSAA Division I Girls Golf State Tournament by edging Dublin Jerome by just one stroke (613-614) at the Ohio State Gray Course on Saturday.
Centerville was able to outlast Dublin Jerome after notching a two-stroke lead (312-314) after the first day of the tournament. While the Lady Celtics were able to muster a better series on day two, scoring 300 compared to Centerville’s 301, the Lady Elks claimed the title when it was all said and done.
Cincinnati Mercy McAuley’s Kylee Heiderman earned medalist honors as a individual after shooting a 141 tournament low. She was followed up by Dublin Jerome’s Audrey Ryu who notched a 143 total score.
The title marks the second girls state championship for Centerville and first since 1995.
Division II Girls
COLUMBUS, OH — Gahanna Columbus Academy claimed the 2022 OHSAA Division II Girls Golf State Tournament by surpassing Sugarcreek Garaway by 23 strokes (647-670) at The Ohio State Gray Golf Course in Columbus Saturday.
After the first day, the Lady Pirates held a 20-stroke lead (317-337) and held onto it before ultimately winning the state title. Garaway improved slightly on day two of the tournament shooting for four less strokes (333). Garaway junior Sammi Miller claimed to be the third best golfer on the day contributing a 155 total for the team.
This marks the second participation in the state tournament for Columbus Academy and its first Girls Division II State Title. Lady Viking junior Angela Hu was the team’s best golfer shooting for a low of 157 with Grace Luo being the second best with 159.
Sugarcreek Garaway marked its ninth participation in the state tournament and its first runner-up finish.
Division I Boys
COLUMBUS, OH — Cleveland St. Ignatius claimed the 2022 OHSAA Division I Boys Golf State Tournament title after surpassing Mason by three strokes (610-613) at the Ohio State Scarlet Golf Course on Saturday.
After the first day concluded, St. Ignatius held a 12-stroke lead over Mason shooting 307 compared to 319. Mason was able to improve during the second day of competition shooting a 294-score compared to St. Ignatius’ 303. However, St. Ignatius was able to outlast the threat of a comeback ultimately securing the state title.
St. Ignatius senior Nick Piesen proved to be the best golfer of the tournament earning medalist honors shooting for a 148 score. He was followed by Mason’s senior duo of Nathan Vonderhaar (150) and AJ Wilhelm (150).
This marks the fourth overall and second consecutive state title for St. Ignatius.
Divsion II Boys
COLUMBUS, OH — Kettering Archbishop Alter won the 2022 OHSAA Division II Boys Golf State Tournament by edging Gahanna Columbus Academy by 16 strokes (618-634) at The Ohio State Scarlet Golf Course in Columbus on Saturday.
After the first day, Archbishop Alter led Columbus Academy by 11 strokes (309-320) prior to ultimately winning the state title the next day. Alter finished with an identical 309 score the second day while Columbus Academy improved, but still short, with a 314 score.
This past tournament marks the fifth Division II state title for the Knights in school history. Archbishop Alter junior Davis Grochenouer earned medalist honors with a 72-76-148 with fellow Knight sophomore TJ Kreusch taking the individual runner up spot with a 77-73-150.
Gahanna Columbus Academy earned its ninth runner-up finish, to go along with 12 state titles.
Division III Boys
Seven Hills Wins Second Golf State Title in School History
Sunbury, Ohio- Cincinnati Seven Hills overcame a 12-stroke deficit on the second day of the Division III OHSAA boys state tournament at NorthStar Golf Club to win their second OHSAA golf state title and first since 2016. Seven Hills carded a 337-322-659 to edge out Newark Catholic by five strokes. Junior Charlie Mullin led Seven Hills with a 79-74-153 to finish third overall. Sophomore Billy Good finished with a 85-80-165 for second man honors. Jack Good, William Hartman and John Mullin rounded out the championship team.
Newark Catholic took its first state runner-up position with a score of 325-339-664 to earn their first state trophy. Sophomore Brogan Sullivan paced Newark Catholic with a 75-82-157 while junior Brian Lutt followed behind with a 80-82-162. Juniors Max Vanoy and Nathan Riggelman and senior Jack Rehbeck rounded out the scoring.
Cardinal Mooney junior Rocco Turner claimed overall medalist honors with a 74-71-145 to take a four-shot advantage over Middletown Christian senior Josh Winnhusen, who carded a 77-72-149.