GAHS, MHS compete at district

By Scott Jones -

WILLIAMSPORT, Ohio — A final day on the course.

The Gallia Academy and Meigs golf teams both took to the links for the final time this fall in in the Division II Southeast District tournament at Crown Hill Golf Club in Pickaway County on Wednesday.

With the top-two teams and two individuals who are not on that team moving on to the state tournament, Unioto took the team championship with a 331, six strokes ahead of second-place Westfall (337).

Fairfield Union (340), Fairland (343) and Piketon at 350 rounded out the top-five team scores, as New Lexington (357) and Portsmouth West (373) followed in sixth and seventh place, respectively. Chesapeake followed in eight place with a 381, one stroke ahead of ninth place Logan Elm (382), as the Blue Devils finished 10th with a 385.

Unioto’s Jacob Calvin earned district medalist honors with a 74, one stroke ahead of teammate Ty Schobelock.

GAHS was led by sophomore Cooper Davis who fired a 91, while senior Wyatt Sipple followed with a 92. The junior duo of Hobie Graham and Reece Thomas were next for Gallia Academy each finishing with a 101, respectively. William Hendrickson recorded a 111 as the Blue Devils’ fifth score.

Meigs’ lone representative in the tournaments Wyatt Nicholson finished with an 18-over par 90.

Joining Unioto and Westfall at the OHSAA state tournament will be Fairfield Union’s Shayne Dewitt and Fairland’s Clayton Thomas, who took third and fourth in the district with respective counts of 76 and 78. The Division II state championship will be on Oct. 12 and 13 at Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course.

By Scott Jones

Scott Jones can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext 2106.

Scott Jones can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext 2106.