CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — That’s why it’s called a tune-up.
In their final regular season match before the start of the postseason, the golf teams from Gallia Academy, Meigs and Eastern respectively had a rough go of things Saturday at the 2015 Zane Trace Invitational held at the Chillicothe Jaycees Golf Course in Ross County.
Of the three local programs, the Blue Devils had the highest placement in the 13-team field by finishing seventh overall with a tally of 358. The Marauders were ninth with a 373, while the Eagles placed 10th with a 388.
Fairfield Union won the team title with a 325, finishing 12 strokes ahead of runner-up Logan Elm (337). New Lexington (341), Southeastern (354), Teays Valley (355) and Circleville (357) rounded out the top six squads.
Brayden Metzger of New Lex was the individual medalist with a 4-over par round of 76 over 18 holes. Seth Follis of Logan Elm was the overall runner-up with a 78.
Miles Cornwell led GAHS with an 83, followed by Jeremy Brumfield with an 87 and Josh Davis with a 93. Kaden Thomas completed the Blue Devil tally with a 95, while John Stout and Nick Denbow respectively added rounded of 96 and 111.
Levi Chapman led MHS with an 84, followed by Chase Whitlatch with an 89 and Wyatt Nicholson with a 99. Evan George rounded out the scoring with a 101, while Bryce Swatzel and Caleb Stanley respectively carded scores of 112 and 122.
John Little led EHS with an 89, followed by Kaleb Honaker with a 95 and Garrett Chalfant with a 101. Jasiah Brewer and Ty Bissell each posted a round of 103, while Ryan Harbour added a final tally of 110.
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.