LOGAN, Ohio — Another first for the Lady Eagles.
The Eastern girls golf team earned its first-ever district postseason berth Monday after placing second out of seven teams at the 2015 Division II Girls OHSAA Southeast District sectional tournament held at Hocking Hills Golf Club in Hocking County.
The Lady Eagles earned one of the three qualifying spots by posting a team tally of 418, which was 43 shots back of eventual sectional champion Waterford (375). Logan Elm earned the final district berth by finishing third with a 426.
Circleville was the first team to miss the cut, placing fourth overall with a 438. Meigs (484), Wellston (555) and Jackson (585) rounded out spots five through seven in the team standings.
Gallia Academy, Southern, Belpre, Alexander, Crooksville, Coal Grove, Fairfield Union and Warren also had individuals participate in the event, although none of the schools had enough players to record a team score.
Outside of the Lady Eagles, no other local program had anyone advance on to the district level. Alana DeLancey (93) and Madalynn Roby (97) of Belpre, as well as Alex Gillette (97) of Coal Grove, earned the three individual berths for districts.
McKenzie Dietz of Waterford won sectional medalist honors with an 83, followed by Rachel Pennington of Logan Elm with a 91. Kylee Tolliver of EHS and Ashley Offenberger of Waterford tied for fourth with matching rounds of 95.
Katelyn Edwards followed Tolliver for Eastern with a 105, while Allie Grueser contributed a 108. Kaitlyn Hawk rounded out the team tally with a 110, followed by Kathrine Ridenour with a 143.
Shaylynn Mitchell led the Lady Marauders with a score of 116, followed by Kendra Robie with a 118 and Dannett Davis with a 121. Sarah Curl completed the MHS tally with a 129, while Mersadies Markis chipped in a 152.
Kimberly Edelmann paced the Blue Angels with a 115 and Molly Fitzwater added a 121. Ashley Acree also scored a 111 for the Lady Tornadoes.
Complete results of the 2015 Division II Girls Southeast District sectional golf tournament at Hocking Hills are available on the web at baumspage.com
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.