The Columbus Academy boys golf staff opened a 15-shot benefit Oct. 16 in pursuit of a fourth consecutive state title.
The Vikings lead the 12-team Division II state event after a first-round rating of 300. Kettering Alter (315) is second.
Academy will look to wrap up one other championship when play resumes at 10 a.m. Oct. 17 at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course. The beginning was pushed again an hour due to the specter of frost.
“Tomorrow is a model new day,” coach Craig Yakscoe stated. “We’re beginning over — recent day, scores are even. We simply must go and do our factor like they did at this time and hopefully even be a little bit bit higher.”
Stephen Ma led the Vikings within the first spherical with a 71, adopted by Aditya Reddy (72), Russell Ahmed (78), Jake Stouffer (79) and Arvind Rajagopalan (88).
Academy is in search of its eleventh state title, which is second all-time to Higher Arlington’s 17.
“We began out fairly sturdy after which towards the center of the spherical a number of of them dipped a little bit bit, however they introduced it again and completed extraordinarily nicely,” Yakscoe stated. “I’m proud of the place we’re.”
Unicorns to start closing spherical in second place
Columbus Faculty for Women is in second place after the opening spherical of the Division II state event Oct. 16 at Ohio State’s Grey Course.
The Unicorns shot 346 to face behind Lima Central Catholic’s 310 within the 12-team subject.
The ultimate spherical is Oct. 17.
“I positively assume that this being our second 12 months right here actually ready our staff mentally for what to anticipate,” coach Chris Ditello stated. “We had a stable day as a staff on a difficult golf course.”
Kate Kramer led the Unicorns with a 77, adopted by Caroline Kromalic (84), Madi Kim (89), Emma Kim (90) and Ally Werstler (106).
Final fall, CSG shot 731 at state to complete tenth of 12 groups behind champion Central Catholic (647).
“After ending tenth final 12 months, our objective is to complete within the prime six,” Ditello stated. “We simply should exit and play nicely mentally. We are able to’t get damaging, and now we have to maintain preventing on each shot.”
Jaguars’ Decide in hunt for Division III boys title
Within the Division III boys state event at NorthStar, Wellington senior Carsten Decide shot a 75 within the opening spherical Oct. 16.
That has him tied with Canton Central Catholic’s Gavin Shamblen and Kyle Freudeman and Berlin Hiland’s Carter Mishler for sixth, three strokes out of the lead.
Gates Mills Gilmour Academy’s Alex Swinarski and Canton Central Catholic’s Alex Milavickas every shot 72 to guide the sector heading into the ultimate spherical Oct. 17. Three others shot 74.
Decide is making an attempt to develop into the second consecutive Wellington golfer to win state medalist honors after 2020 graduate Aidan Schumer achieved that feat final fall.