Minster, Oakwood and Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin win state golf titles


CJ’s Micaela Cronin and other golfers battled the elements and each other at the state tournament. (Photo by Marianne Brescia)

Despite frigid conditions last Friday and Saturday, the state’s top golfers took to the links and scored big victories at the state championships. Minster (D-III boys) and Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (D-II girls) won their first titles, while Dayton Oakwood (D-II boys) claimed its second.


2009 OHSAA Girls Division II State Golf Recap
Ohio State University Gray Course, Par 70 – 5,560 yards

Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin wins Division II title with two-day score of 658

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin won its first state championship in girl’s golf as the second-annual Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II championships wrapped up Saturday at the Ohio State University Gray Course.

Chardon NDCL came from behind with a second-day team score of 326 to knock off defending champion Poland Seminary. Their two-day team score of 658 is the best in the two year history of the tournament, bettering last year’s two-day total by 21 strokes.

Poland Seminary took second place with a score of 687, while St. Paris Graham finished third, one place better than last year, with a team score of 687.

Medalist honors went to senior Alyssa Shimel of Pemberville Eastwood with a two-day total of 147. Shimel finished one-under par on her last eight holes and shot a 72 for the day giving her top honors.

Finishing close behind was sophomore Morgan Ransom of Gahanna Columbus Academy. Ransom matched exactly her performance from last year’s tournament, finishing second with a two-day total of 147.

Team Scores
1. Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin 332-326-658; 2. Poland Seminary 326-351-677; 2. St. Paris Graham Local 352-335-687; 4. Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown 349-345-694; 5. Kettering Archbishop Alter 357-349-706; 6. Dayton Chaminade-Julienne 366-342-708; 7. Milan Edison 365-373-738; 8. Huron 375-370-745; 9. Zanesville West Muskingum 372-380-752; 10. Lima Shawnee 381-375-756; 11. Circleville Logan Elm 382-379-761; 12. Minerva 411-408-819

Top Individual Scores
1. Alyssa Shimel, Sr., Pemberville Eastwood 73-72-145; 2. Morgan Ransom, Soph., Gahanna Columbus Academy 73-74-147; 3. Yang Li, Sr., Toledo Maumee Valley Country Day 76-76-152; 4. Lauren Volz, Jr., Huron 76-79-155; 5. Grace Nikolai, Sr., Kettering Archbishop Alter 79-77-156; 5. Lucy Frey, Jr., Cincinnati Archbishop McNicholas 78-78-156

2009 OHSAA Boys Division II State Golf Recap
Northstar Resort, Sunbury – Par 72, 6,796 yards

Dayton Oakwood Wins Second Boys Division II State Golf Title

SUNBURY, Ohio – In its 25th state golf tournament appearance, Dayton Oakwood won its second boys state championship at the 2009 OHSAA Boys Division II State Tournament at Northstar Golf Resort in Sunbury. The first state title for Oakwood came in 1985.

Leading after day one, the Lumberjacks compiled a two-day team score of 623, seven strokes better than runner-up Kettering Archbishop Alter. Coach Jen Hohmeyer’s Oakwood squad was led by senior Ronnie Stump, who fired a two-day score of 150, and junior Adam Bogdan, who carded a 151. Oakwood’s title ends the three-year Div. II state championship run by Hunting Valley University School, which finished third in 2009.

In his first state tournament appearance, Jackson senior Morgan Dobbins shot a 3-over 75 on Saturday to hold onto his spot atop the leader board to win the medalist race. The individual state qualifier shot a two-day total of 147 and becomes the first boy’s state golf champion in Jackson school history. Senior Tyler Hohman of Columbus St. Francis DeSales finished two strokes behind Dobbins to win the silver medal, while Jake Heinen of University School and Ronnie Stump of Oakwood tied for third place with a two-day score of 150.

Golfers battled cold and blustery conditions all weekend at the tournament’s first year at Northstar Golf Resort. Junior Alex King of Canal Fulton Northwest, however, was able to sink a hole-in-one Saturday when he needed only one stroke to finish the 190-yard hole 17.

Team Scores
1. Dayton Oakwood 308-315-623; 2. Kettering Archbishop Alter 313-317-630; 3. Hunting Valley University School 319-316-635 (finishes second via tie-breaker); 4. Columbus St. Francis DeSales 314-321-635; 5. Rocky River Lutheran West 320-331-651 (finishes second via tie-breaker); 6. Bryan 323-328-651; 7. Chagrin Falls 339-332-671; 8. Granville 340-343-683; 9. Johnstown-Monroe 343-349-692; 10. Ironton 350-346-696; 11. Genoa Area 347-361-708; 12. Circleville Logan Elm 359-355-714

Top Individual Scores
1. Morgan Dobbins, Sr., Jackson 72-75-147; 2. Tyler Hohman, Sr., Columbus St. Francis DeSales 73-76-149; 3. Jake Heinen, Sr., Hunting Valley University School 73-77-150; 3. Ronnie Stump, Sr., Dayton Oakwood 73-77-150

2009 OHSAA Boys Division III State Golf Recap
The Ohio State University, Columbus Scarlet Golf Course – Par 71, 7,043 yards

Minster Wins First Boys Division III State Golf Title

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In its fifth appearance at the OHSAA State Golf Tournament, Minster walked away with its first state title as the 40th-Annual Division II boys golf state tournament concluded Saturday at Ohio State University Scarlet Course.

Minster senior Ben Hogenkamp recorded a team-low score of 76 on the second day of competition to help lead the Wildcats to the title.

Strasburg-Franklin finished second in their first appearance at the state tournament with a team score of 671.

Junior Alex Andrews shot identical rounds of 73 to win medalist honors by seven strokes. His total score of 146 ties the OHSAA Division III state tournament record for lowest individual score on the Scarlet course.

Team Scores
1. Minster 334-320-654; 2. Strasburg-Franklin 331-340-671 (finishes second via tie-breaker); 3. Lima Central Catholic 339-332-671; 4. Gates Mills Gilmour Academy 336-338-674; 5. Columbus Wellington School 336-348-684; 6. Cincinnati Seven Hills 346-348-694; 7. Sugarcreek Garaway 351-355-706; 8. Stryker 351-357-708; 9. Sidney Lehman Catholic 356-353-709; 10. Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic 355-357-712; 11. Gahanna Columbus Academy 356-361-717; 12. Lowellville 393-366-759

Top Individual Scores
1. Alex Andrews, Jr., Gates Mills Gilmour Academy 73-73-146; 2. Oliver Holtsberry, Sr., Lima Central Catholic 78-75-153; 3. Craig Purpus, Jr., Minster 78-80-158; 4. Ben Hogenkamp, Sr., Minster 83-76-159; 5. Ryan Troyer, Soph., Sugarcreek Garaway 82-79-161; 5. Brooks Curry, Soph., Franklin Middletown Christian 81-80-161

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