Woodmore junior golfer Alex Gedert qualified for the Division III state golf tournament after shooting a 77 at the district meet. Gedert is coached by Steve Burner.
Gedert honed his game by playing all summer in the Lake Erie Junior Golf Association and the Toledo Junior Golf Assocation. He won four times on the LEJGA circuit and did fairly well in the TJGA.
Woodmore won the NBC tournament but fell short of defending its overall conference championship. Lake won the NBC title, which consists of four nine-hole shootouts against NBC rivals and the season-ending 18-hole tournament. Woodmore and Eastwood tied for second place for the overall title, but Gedert shot a school-record 69 at the conference championship meet.
The 44th annual boys D-II and D-III and Sixth annual girls D-II state championships returned to NorthStar Golf Club in Sunbury and the Scarlet and Gray courses at The Ohio State Golf Club in Columbus over the Oct. 11-12 weekend.
The Scarlet Course (Par 71, approximately 7,115 yards) hosted the boys D-III championship. Last year at NorthStar, Ashland Crestview captured its first state title in boys’ golf.
The other top four teams from 2012 all returned, including 2012 runner-up Columbus Wellington School, third-place Gahanna Columbus Academy, fourth-place Ottawa Hills and fifth-place Lima Central Catholic. Meanwhile, Grove City Christian senior Cameron Michalak, who tied for second overall last year with Crestview’s Josh Brooks, was back after a low-score district qualifying round of 73
Turski tourney champ
Cardinal Stritch Catholic senior golfer Emily Turski won the Ironwood girls Division II sectional tournament, and she and her team advanced to the district tournament, but none of the Cardinals advanced to state.
Turski was the individual winner, shooting a 41-43-84 to defeat Wauseon sophomore Anna Marshall, who shot 47-41-88.
The Stritch team won a sectional championship, shooting a 388 to outpace second place Otsego (428). Oak Harbor was third, shooting a 458, to also advance to district action.
For Stritch, junior Victoria Pinciotti shot 45-46-91, junior Maddy Niehaus shot 54-53-107, junior Macy McGrady shot 56-55-111, and sophomore Sydney Tucker shot 50-56-106. The Cardinals are coached by Jeffrey Gajdostik.
For Oak Harbor, senior Cydney St. Clair shot 63-59-122, sophomore Dana Franck shot 51-57-108, junior Brooke Tice shot 61-61-122, sophomore Tori Schiets shot 58-64-122, and freshman Katelyn Tack shot 56-50-106. The Rockets are coached by Marnie Hallett-Szymanski.
Eastwood finished fourth, one spot out of the running to advance, shooting a 466. The Eagles are coached by John Cavendish. Senior Hannah Cook shot 54-61-115, junior Abigail Sheldrick shot 52-64-116, senior Samantha Whritenour shot 64-60-124, junior Paige Himburg shot 66-68-134, and sophomore Jenne Venier shot 49-62-111.
Rossford (484) was fifth, followed by Genoa (532), and other golfers participating were from Ontario, Archbold, Tinora, Pettisville, Montpelier, North Central, Convoy Crestview, and Wauseon.
Junior Rikki Shoemaker led Genoa, shooting 45-58-103, while senior Savannah Compton shot 53-63-116.
Clay, Stritch second in league
The Clay girls were second in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference, shooting a 378 to finish behind St. Ursula.
For Clay, Sam Maze is first team, Courtney Quinlan and Kaitlyn Sheahan are second team, and Molly Kristof and Alyssa Fussell are third team All-TRAC.
Stritch boys’ golf finished second in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference tournament, totaling 346 to place behind first place champion Ottawa Hills (297). Gibsonburg (352) was third and Northwood (415) fifth.
Stritch golfer Brandon Payeff is a first team All-TAAC golfer, shooting 37-39-76 at the championship meet at Stone Ridge Golf Course in Bowling Green and finishing with 146½ points among all league matches. Gibsonburg golfer Cyrus Foos is also first team, shooting 37-41-78 at the championship and finishing with 128 points.
Second team selections are Stritch golfers Sam Harrison (40-43-83) and Jude Neary (45-44-89) and Gibsonburg golfer Adam Neeb (43-44-87).
Other Stritch scores at the league championship were Kyle Zapatka (62-48-110), Paul Schultz (53-50-103, and Alex Pocse (49-49-98).
Other Gibsonburg scores were Alex Gibson (53-49-102), John Gibson (53-49-102), Gabe Hickman (46-49-95), and Donovan Mominee (41-51-92).
Northwood’s leading scores were Dustin Sigurdson (48-48-96), Ryan Schumaker (51-55-106), Dustin Sigurdson (52-58-110), Dylan Makowski (50-56-106), and Shelby Smith (54-53-107).
Heavy showers over night and more predicted throughout the afternoon and evening has forced the cancellation of racing at Fremont Speedway for Saturday, Oct. 5.
The racing for Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night will not be rescheduled and thus the 2013 racing season has come to an end at “The Track That Action Built.”
The top 10 in points in all four divisions will be honored at a banquet set for Saturday, Nov. 16 in the Flower Building at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $15 each and include a meal, the awards ceremony and a band afterwards. Race fans are encouraged to attend the event to celebrate with the race teams.
Contact Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer at 419-307-4241 for banquet ticket information.
Cardinal Stritch Catholic golfer Emily Turski