Panthers advance to Div. II district golf tournament
FRIENDSHIP — This is a case where three will get you one.
The Chesapeake Panthers were third overall at the Division II sectional golf tournament on Tuesday at the Shawnee Golf Course and now get to play at least one more time at the district tournament.
The top five teams and the top five individuals not on a qualifying team advance at the sectional advanced to the district to be held Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Pickaway Country Club in Circleville.
The top two teams and two individuals not on a qualifying team at the district advance to the state tournament.
Piketon was the team champion with a 313 score followed by Gallipolis at 330. After Chesapeake was Lynchburg Clay 338 and Portsmouth was fifth at 348.
The Panthers were led by sophomore Derek Lemley with a 76. Seniors Shane Stevens and Jacob Henson each shot an 83, freshman Jake Stevens had a 92 and junior Austin Hutchison a 93.
Individual qualifiers included Wheelersburg’s Mitchell McFarland who was the medalist at 68, Rock Hill freshman Logan Reeds who was eighth overall with a 79, River Valley’s Williams Sheets ninth at 80, Portsmouth West’s Jordan Tieman was 12th at 82, and Ironton’s Jaylen Thornhill who was No. 18 with an 86.
Other team scores were Portsmouth West at 357, Waverly 379, Ironton 381, Fairland 407, Rock Hill 408, River Valley 411 Wheelersburg 422, Northwest 431, South Point 449 and Wellston 468.
Ironton’s total was led by Thornhill followed by sophomore Chandler Dodson with a 94, junior Cory Rawlins fashioned a 100, Mason Slagel carded a 101, and sophomore Mitchell Weisgarber had a 104.
Fairland was led by junior Hayden James with an 88, senior Blake Kerstetter had a 96, sophomore Cameron Sheppard 110, sophomore Dylan Raines 113 and freshman Eli Bowen 134.
Besides Reed, freshman Jason Haywood had a 100, senior Logan Barcus 107, senior Austin Barcus 122 and senior Andrew Brammer 147.
For South Point, junior Kyle Goodson had a 109, sophomore Beau Taylor shot a 111, junior Eddie Chinn 112, and sophomore Logan Wade 117.