Women golf: LCC wins third straight state championship – The Lima Information

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Girls golf: LCC wins third straight state championship - The Lima News


COLUMBUS — The predictions got here true.

Earlier than the gamers on Lima Central Catholic’s ladies golf crew even obtained to highschool nice issues had been predicted for them.

Saturday, the Thunderbirds smiled and posed for footage with the Division II state championship trophy for a 3rd consecutive 12 months after ending 53 strokes forward of runner-up Tuscawaras Valley.

LCC had a crew rating of 630. Tuscawaras Valley shot a 683 and third-place Shaker Heights Laurel completed with a 689.

No different Division II ladies golf crew in Ohio has ever gained three crew titles in a row. Actually, LCC was the one Division II crew ever to go back-to-back earlier than this 12 months.

Seniors Mary Kelly Mulcahy and Erin Mulcahy shot 73-74-147 and 75-74-149 on Ohio State College’s Grey Course to guide LCC and had been named first-team All-Ohio.

Emma Mayers had an 85 on Saturday for a 36-hole whole of 165. Bridget Mulcahy shot 82-87-169 and No. 5 participant Carlie VanMeter had an 87-88-175.

Most athletes really feel fortunate to expertise one state championship. A lucky few have sufficient of them to have the ability to examine them.

“They’re positively distinctive,” Erin Mulcahy mentioned. “The primary crew was a very completely different crew. And for the previous two years it’s been completely different however this 12 months I feel it’s essentially the most particular. It’s our senior 12 months and all of us practiced actually arduous to exit and get this one.”

Mary Kelly Mulcahy mentioned, “Yearly it’s simply larger with the ability to do it once more. Coming again yearly and with the ability to win the previous three years is one thing I hoped would occur however by no means would have imagined taking place.”

LCC took management of this 12 months’s state event by constructing a 30-stroke lead in Friday’s opening spherical when it shot a Division II-record 310. The Thunderbirds had a 320 on Saturday, which was solely two strokes above the earlier 18-hole document, which they shared.

“After yesterday all of us simply mentioned, ‘Now we now have to exit and simply play. You simply need to shoot a rating, we’re all adequate to exit and play our greatest once more. We would as properly do it,’ “Mary Kelly Mulcahy mentioned.

LCC coach Dan Reinicke mentioned low scores within the first spherical additionally performed an element in LCC’s championships in 2019 and 2018.

“I do know they needed to do higher at present than they did Friday however the previous two tournaments we’ve gained we’ve all the time performed higher the primary day. They all the time say you possibly can’t win it on the primary day however you possibly can lose it and we all the time needed to place it ready the place we didn’t have to fret about it an excessive amount of on the second day,” Reinicke mentioned.

The virtually common expectation they’d be holding one other state championship trophy was not a distraction, Erin Mulcahy mentioned.

“I didn’t really feel any strain essentially this week however at the start of the season I feel we had numerous expectations on us to do good. And after we began going and taking part in good everybody was anticipating us to maintain that up. In order that was a bit of strain however it was nothing damaging, it was like good strain,” she mentioned.

Even a big change of their educational schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t disrupt the Thunderbirds’ season.

After a number of LCC soccer gamers examined optimistic and missed two video games in early September, the ladies golf crew determined to go to on-line studying.

“That’s once they put themselves in a bubble,” Reinicke mentioned. “They went and talked to the principal and the principal determined that was a good suggestion, based mostly upon how properly they had been taking part in.”

St. Henry’s Ellen Naumann shot 76-74-150 to complete in a tie for ninth general and was third amongst golfers taking part in as a person. She was named second-team All-Ohio.

Boys Division III

Lima Central Catholic’s eighth-place end within the Division III boys state golf event at NorthStar Golf Course on Saturday was the very best amongst three space groups.

Allen East’s Zach Miller, taking part in as a person, added a 75 on Saturday to the 81 he had on Friday for a 156, which put him in a tie for No. 12 out of the 72 golfers within the area. He was the No.4 participant who was taking part in as a person.

The Thunderbirds shot 692 for 36 holes, led by Parker Judy’s 81-84-165. Alex Wisser shot 83-89-172, Ross Otto shot 88-86-174, Casey Koenig completed at 96-92-188 and Brady Koenig shot 105-96-201.

Minster was tenth with a 724. The Wildcats’ scores had been: Joseph Magoto (85-81-166), Brady Hoelscher (89-85-174), Ray Purdy (94-94-188), Nathan Beair (98-92-190) and Eric Schmidt (94-101-195).

Delphos St. John’s was twelfth with a crew rating of 765. The Blue Jays’ scores had been: Jack Gerker (85-88-173), Collin Feathers (93-91-184), Jeffrey Odenweller (91-94-185), Caden Wright (108-118-226) and Nathan Gable (112-115-227).

Standing with the Division II ladies state golf championship trophy from Lima Central Catholic on the Ohio State Grey Course are, from left: Assistant Coach Pete Hubbell, Carlie VanMeter, Erin Mulcahy, Emma Mayers, Bridget Mulcahy, Mary Kelly Mulcahy and Head Coach Daniel Reinicke.

Lima Central Catholic’s Mary Kelly Mulcahy reacts after making a birdie on the 18th gap throughout Saturday’s ultimate spherical of the Women Division II State Match on the Ohio State Grey Course. See extra state championship pictures at LimaScores.com.

Lima Central Catholic’s Erin Mulcahy watches her tee shot on the seventeenth gap throughout Saturday’s ultimate spherical of the Women Division II State Match on the Ohio State Grey Course

Lima Central Catholic’s Emma Mayers watches her tee shot on the seventeenth gap throughout Saturday’s ultimate spherical of the Women Division II State Match on the Ohio State Grey Course

Lima Central Catholic’s Bridget Mulcahy watches her tee shot on the seventeenth gap throughout Saturday’s ultimate spherical of the Women Division II State Match on the Ohio State Grey Course

Lima Central Catholic’s Carlie VanMeter watches her tee shot on the seventeenth gap throughout Saturday’s ultimate spherical of the Women Division II State Match on the Ohio State Grey Course

St. Henry’s Ellen Naumann putts on the 18th gap throughout Saturday’s ultimate spherical of the Women Division II State Match on the Ohio State Grey Course

Allen East’s Zach Miller chips from the tough on the seventh gap throughout Saturday’s ultimate spherical of the Boys Division III State Match at NorthStar Golf Membership.

Lima Central Catholic’s Parker Judy chips onto the eleventh inexperienced throughout Saturday’s ultimate spherical of the Boys Division III State Match at NorthStar Golf Membership.

Jack Gerker of Delphos St. John’s watches his tee shot on the eleventh gap throughout Saturday’s ultimate spherical of the Boys Division III State Match at NorthStar Golf Membership.

Lima Central Catholic’s Ross Otto watches his tee on the thirteenth gap throughout Saturday’s ultimate spherical of the Boys Division III State Match at NorthStar Golf Membership.

Minster’s Brady Hoelscher watches his tee shot on the thirteenth gap throughout Saturday’s ultimate spherical of the Boys Division III State Match at NorthStar Golf Membership.

Thunderbirds acquire one other ladies golf state championship

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