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Local golf trio play well at D2 district

South Point Lady Pointers' senior tennis standout Madison Riley earned the Southeast District's No. 1 seed and a third straight state tournament berth.

South Point Lady Pointers’ senior tennis standout Madison Riley earned the Southeast District’s No. 1 seed and a third straight state tournament berth.

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

WILLIAMSPORT — A good effort was overshadowed by others who were better on Wednesday.

Three local golfers played well in the Division II Southeast District golf tournament but they were unable to qualify for the state golf tournament.

The top team and individual at the district tournament played at the Crown Hill Golf Club advanced to the state tournament.

Fairland Dragons’ senior Hayden James shot a 79 with rounds of 41 and 38. Teammate Reece Bellville — a freshman — finished with a 94 as he shot 43 and 51.

Ironton senior Cory Rawlins shot rounds of 45-46 for a 91 total.

The individual qualifier to the state tournament was Max Knisley of Washington Court House with a 74.

Knisley won in a three-hole playoff against Mitchell McFarland of Wheelersburg.

Unioto won the team championship with a 313-team score.