GALION — Galion’s boys golf group is headed for the state event for the fourth yr in a row after dominating the competitors Thursday in a Division II district event at Findlay Nation Membership.
The state event is subsequent Friday and Saturday at The Ohio State College golf course in Columbus.
How good was this model of the Tigers?
Pretty much as good as they’ve ever been. They had the prime two gamers in the district event, three of the prime 4 and all 4 of their scorers have been amongst the prime six.
Spencer Keller, a senior, shot rounds of 40 36-76 on the par 72 course to say medalist honors. Senior Matt McMullen was 2 strokes again at 39-39-78; Senior Bronson Dalenberg turned in scores of 41 40-81, and sophomore Nick McMullen fired rounds of 41 41-82.
Junior Max Longwell’s 96 was the Tigers’ drop rating.
Galion’s group rating of 317 was 25 strokes higher than second place Liberty Benton, which completed with a 342.
In this Division II district, the prime two groups (Galion and Liberty-Benton) and prime two gamers not on a qualifying group superior to subsequent week’s state event at Ohio State.
Ontario’s Ryan Chapman, with an 81, and Wauseon’s Andy Scherer, with an 82, certified as people to the state event.
Ottawa-Glandorf (353), Bryan (354), Wauseon (363), Shelby (375), Port Clinton (382), Swanton (387) and Sandusky Perkins (394) failed to qualify for state.
The Tigers will strive to higher final yr’s sixth-place end at North Star in Sunbury. Galion’s group rating was 677, with particular person scores of Spencer Keller 73 84 -157, which was 13 over par; and Matthew McMullen 75 82 157; Bronson Dalenberg 86 94-180; Nick McMullen 90 93-183; Max Longwell 93 100-193.
Spencer Keller and Matt McMullen tied for tenth total, which earned them second-team all-Ohio standing.
In 2018, the Tigers performed the Scarlet Course at Ohio State, and completed fifth in the group standings, with a rating of 679. Members of that group have been Matt McMullen 78 85-163; Spencer Keller 84 83-167; Matt Kingseed 84 90-174; Jack McElligott 87 88-175 and Kaleb Harash 94 96190.
In 2017, again at North Star, Galion was sixth in the group standings, with a rating of 658; Gamers on that squad have been Jack McElligott 76 76-152; Matthew McMullen 77 82-159; Mitch Dyer 87 84-171; Spencer Keller 90 86 176 and Matt Kingseed 94 97-191.
Columbus Academy, from Gahanna, is a three-time defending state champion in Division II boys golf motion.
Galion wins D-II district; have 4 of the highest six particular person scores
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