State Golf: Gabby Woods leads in DII girls play after first round

Local schools and golfers left their mark on the first round of the 2019 state golf championship.

In Division II girls play at Ohio State’s Gray Course, Clinton-Massie’s Gabby Woods finished in the lead with a score of 67, one ahead of Laurel’s Jami Morris. St. Henry’s Ellen Naumann shot a 73, good for eighth overall; Benjamin Logan’s Sydney Wesson shot a 75, good for a tie in 11th.

National Trail’s Makenna Jones shot a 78, good for a tie at 16; Benjamin Logan’s Mailiis Simovart shot an 81 and sits in a tie at 21. Archbishop Alter was paced by Maggie Pascual and Alex Volk, who both shot 83 and sit tied at 29; their teammate Peyton Kuntz shot an 86 and sits in a tie at 34.

Among teams, Archbishop Alter sits in fourth, six strokes back of third place. Benjamin Logan sits in 8th and St. Henry is 9th.

In Division II boys play at Northstar Golf Club in Sunbury, Archbishop Alter sits just two strokes back of Columbus Academy, while Oakwood is 7th.

Greeneview’s Mason Witt shot a 72, good for second overall among DII boys. Alter was paced by hot rounds from Jack Norman with a 76, Tommy Grawe with a 77 and Colin Scheimann also with a 77. Oakwood’s top score came from Rylan Quigley with an 82 and Dan Flannery with an 83.

In Division III boys play at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course, Minster finds itself in seventh, Fort Loramie ninth and Botkins twelfth. Grant Voisard led the way for his squad, shooting a 79, good for a tie in 14th; Fort Loramie’s Adam Ballas shot an 83 and is tied for 26th and his teammate Zach Pleiman shot a 85, good for a tie for 32nd.

Boys DII and DIII and girls DII play wraps up tomorrow. The D1 schools tee off next Friday.