ATHENS, Ohio — The fates were not shining on the Blue Devils.
The Gallia Academy golf team found itself tied with Logan after nine holes of play and six separate scores, but a one-hole playoff ultimately allowed the Chieftains to win the day during the second Southeastern Ohio Athletic League golf match held Tuesday at the Ohio University Golf Course in Athens County.
Both the Blue Devils and Logan fired identical team totals of 165 through nine holes, and both normal tiebreakers — the fifth and sixth individual scores — ended up being the same for both programs.
Both teams had their top four scorers on the day participate in a second tiebreaker, a one-hole playoff with the four scores combined. LHS finished the extra round with a 1-under par effort, while the Blue Devils mustered a 2-over par score.
Warren was third overall on the day with a 173, while Jackson was fourth with a 183. Logan is now 5-1 in SEOAL play this fall, followed by Warren (4-2), GAHS (3-3) and the Ironmen (0-6).
Gallia Academy was led by senior Dares Hamid, who earned medalist honors with a 1-over par round of 37. Taae Hamid was next with a 40, while Marcus Moore and Zach Graham wrapped up the scoring with matching efforts of 44.
Josh Davis and Miles Cornwell also had identical rounds of 47 for the Blue Devils.
Paul Duffy paced LHS — the reigning two-time SEOAL champs — with a 38, followed by Jacob Barstow with a 39 and Hunter Fizer with a 43. Jared Walker rounded out the team tally with a 45, while Kevin Boals and Dorian Poling each posted rounds of 47 for Logan.
Kyler Dennis led WHS with a 42, followed by Nick Ward and Turner Schilling with identical efforts of 43. Max Hapney concluded the Warrior tally with a 45, while Josh Jankauskas and Austin Barta also posted respective scores of 49 and 52.
Jared Lemaster paced JHS with a 43, followed by Evan Coyan and Ricky Fraley with identical scores of 46. Dakota Simpson ended the Jackson tally with a 48, while John Bachtel and Derrick Murray respectively carded scores of 57 and 61.
The third of five SEOAL golf matches will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, at Franklin Valley Golf Course in Jackson.
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.
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