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Shrout, Thomas qualify for state golf tourney

Jim Walker

Hanna Shrout is going back. Clayton Thomas is going to join her.
The Fairland golfers Shrout and Thomas both qualified for the Division II state golf tournament at the district event on Wednesday.
Shrout finished 10th at the state tournament last season and will play this year on Ohio State University’s Gray course Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13.
Thomas is making his first state tournament appearance and will play on Ohio State’s Scarlet course, also on Oct. 12-13.
The Lady Dragons’ junior won the district tournament as she shot rounds of 40 and 36 for a 76 total. That win came on the heels of her medalist honors in the sectional tournament at the Franklin Valley Golf Club in Jackson when she shot rounds of 39 for a 78 total.
Also, Shrout shot rounds of 41-43 for an 84 total to place fifth in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament and earn all-league honors.
Thomas qualified for the state meet as the fourth individual not on a team qualifier. The Dragons’ sophomore shot 40-38 for a 78 total.
Thomas was second on the Fairland team in the sectional with an 84 on rounds of 40 and 44. Senior Reece Bellville was Fairland’s top player in the sectional with an 80 on rounds of 42 and 38.
Bellville had an 87 at the district on 40-47 rounds. Mikhail Auxier also shot an 87 with rounds of 45-42. Mason Manns had a 91 on 47-44 scores and Alex Rogers went 56-62 for a 118 total.
The South Point Lady Pointers team qualified for the district and was fourth overall with a 441 score.
Junior Hannah Hall was 10th with rounds of 45-53 and a 98 total. Abbie Zornes and Emilee Carey had identical rounds of 54-56 for a 110 score while Hannah Roberts shot 58-65 for a 123 total.
Gallipolis had a 406 team score to win the tournament and qualify for the state.
The Chesapeake Panthers were eighth as a team with a 381 score.
Jacob Lemley led the Panthers with a 45-41 for an 86, Austin Jackson had 51-49 for 100, Jackson Stephens a 101 on 51-50 scores, Christian Hall shot a 94 on identical rounds of 47, and Jackson McComas shot 54-50 for a 108 total.
The top team and top individual not on the winning team qualifies for the state tournament.
In the D2 boys’ sectional at the Portsmouth Elks Golf Club, Fairland won the team championship with a 337 total.
Besides Thomas and Bellville, Auxier shot a 40-47 for an 87 total, Manns a 44-42 for an 86 and Rogers had a 115 on rounds of 57-58.
Chesapeake was fifth overall with a 373 score to qualify for the district.
Lemley had an 89 on rounds of 44-45, Jackson 44-47 for a 91, Stephens 48-51 for a 99, Hall had two rounds of 47 for 94 and McComas finished at 117 on rounds of 52-65.
Ironton Fighting Tigers’ Brayden Easterling shot a 92 on rounds of 50 and 42, Dreyden Osborne had a 99 on the strength of 50-49 and Logan Price shot 77-68 for a 145 total.
In the boys’ D3 sectional, Coal Grove Hornets’ Jake Sites tied for 12th on rounds of 45-43 for an 80 total and qualified for the district.
Jed Whitworth also qualified for the district as the senor shot 38-51-=89 to advance.
Also for Coal Grove, Trevor Carey shot 52-50=102, Brayden Dillon had a 109 on rounds of 49 and 59 and Landon Johnson shot 65-67 for 132 total.
The St. Joseph Flyers’ junior Ryan Payne was 26th with rounds of 48-47 for a 95 total.
Sophomore J.C. Damron shot a 117 for the Flyers with rounds of 53-64 and sophomore Max Weber had a 132 with rounds of 65-67.
The Green Bobcats’ Andrew Ramey shot 48-49 for a 97 total and Nathan Weigand shot a 95 on rounds of 45-50.
In the girls D2 sectional, Carey tied for fourth with a 45-47=92. Zornes was 11th with a 102 total on rounds of 54-48. Hannah Roberts was 18th with 63-49-112
Fairland’s junior Addi Speed was sixth with a 46-50=96. Warren’s Hannah Jankousklas tied with Speed but won the playoff.