CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — In what is believed to be a first in school history, the Eastern golf team has qualified for the district tournament following Wednesday’s Division III sectional match at the Chillicothe Jaycees Golf Course in Ross County.
The Eagles placed fifth out of 12 scoring teams with a 393, which earned the Green and Gold the final district berth for next week’s event. Waterford won the sectional title with a 329, while Southeastern (343), Adena (358) and Lynchburg-Clay (379) also qualified for districts by rounding out the top four spots.
Huntington was the first team to miss the cut, placing sixth overall with a 398. Southern (434) and South Gallia (447) respectively finished seventh and eighth, while Pike Eastern (457), Belpre (467), Trimble (517) and Miller (571) rounded out the nine through 12 spots.
Josh Stewart of Waterford was the sectional medalist after firing a 4-over par round of 76 over 18 holes. Cameron Bosner of WHS and Zach Blankenship of Lynchburg-Clay shared runner-up honors with identical efforts of 79.
Blake Walters (82) of Paint Valley, Brice Ferrell (91) of Belpre, Brock White (96) of Crooksville, and the Huntington duo of Logan Shope (93) and Jacob Pugh (94) earned the individual district berths.
Kaleb Honaker paced Eastern with a 96, followed by John Little with a 97 and Jasiah Brewer with a 98. Ty Bissell rounded out the team tally with a 102, while Garrett Chalfont also added a score of 103.
Tanner Thorla led the Tornadoes with a 104, followed by Jensen Anderson with a 107 and Eli Hunter with a 108. Jonah Hoback completed the team scoring with a 115, while Ryan Acree carded a 117.
Cuyler Mills led the Rebels with a 101, followed by Curtis Haner with a 104 and Tristin Davis with a 112. Josh Henry completed the SGHS tally with a 130, while Caleb Henry also shot a 147.
The D-3 district tournament will be held Monday, Oct. 5, at Elks Country Club in McDermott, with the start time scheduled for 9 a.m.
Complete results of the 2015 Division III sectional tournament at the Chillicothe Jaycees Golf Course are available on the web at baumspage.com
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.