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Chesapeake earns trip to Div. II state golf tournament

Jim Walker



CIRCLEVILLE — The Chesapeake Panthers did not win a tournament for only the third time this season.

However, the Panthers’ second place finish in the Division II district golf tournament at Pickaway Country Club was still good enough to earn them a berth in the state tournament.

Unioto had a team score of 328 to win the district tournament by two shots over the Panthers.

The top two teams and top two individuals not on a qualifying team advance to the state finals.

Chesapeake will play in the state tournament Oct 12-13 on the Scarlet Course at Ohio State University.

Nick Duffield led the Panthers with a 77 on rounds of 36 and 41. He finished one shot behind district medalist Andrew Harley of New Lexington who qualified for the state tournament as an individual.

Shane Stevens and Drew Oxley each shot an 84 for the Panthers and Eric Sias was one shot back at 85. Seth Waggoner added an 86 score.

Gallipolis and Fairfield Union each finished one shot behind Chesapeake. Gallipolis’ golfer Rob Canady advanced to the state tournament as an individual by shooting a 77.

Division II District Golf

Team Scores

Unioto* 328

Chesapeake* 330

Gallipolis 331

Fairfield Union 331

Sheridan 340

Miami Trace 340

Washington Court House 340

Hillsboro 358

Portsmouth 361

Jackson 361

*-Denotes state qualifying team

Top Individual State Qualifiers

Andrew Harley, New Lexington 76

Rob Canady, Gallipolis 77


Andrew Harley, New Lexington 76

Nick Duffield, Chesapeake 77

Rob Canady, Gallipolis 77

Qualifying Teams’ Scores

Unioto 328: Sam Calvin 79, Colton Forcum 80, Caleb Cushing 84, Trent Huston 85, Hunter Brown 90.

Chesapeake 330: Nick Duffield 77, Shane Stevens 84, Drew Oxley 84, Eric Sias 85, Seth Waggoner 86.