Blue Angels win tri-match at Circleville

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio — Under a gorgeous blue sky for golf, the Blue Angels’ impressive play prevailed once again.

That’s because Gallia Academy, in a triangular girls golf match on Thursday at Pickaway Country Club in Circleville, captured the victory against both host Circleville and Liberty Union.

The Blue Angels fired a team total of 224, which was eight strokes better than the Circleville score of 232.

Gallia Academy fielded six players while the Tigers played five, with Liberty Union — which totaled a 255 —only playing four.

The top four scores counted towards the team total.

As the three clubs took aim at the Pickaway Country Club par-36 back nine, junior Molly Fitzwater paced the Blue Angels with a 53.

The other three counting scores were all 57s — by Bailey Meadows, Bella Bonzo and Macy Jones.

The non-counting cards were a 60 by Avery Minton and a 68 by Lilly Rees.

The Blue Angels are only in their second season as a full golf team, while Circleville qualified for the district tournament as an entire squad.

“I am pleased. We beat a district qualifying team from last year on their home course. Very pleased with our balance,” said GAHS golf coach Mark Allen. “Nice win for us tonight.”

For the Tigers, Abbi Sutton shot a 51 for match medalist honors, as Maddison Hess had a 58, Lauren Crabtree a 59, and Morgan Ealy and Helena Haslett with a pair of 64s.

Liberty Union’s best two scores were a 56 and a 59.

By Paul Boggs

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106