State Golf: Hathaway Brown, Dayton Oakwood and Gilmour Academy clean up on the course

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Hathaway Brown won the D-II girls golf title by a staggering 23 strokes.

Paul Barlow has lead Hathaway Brown to back-to-back D-II girls basketball state titles. Now the
Blazers coach has a golf title to celebrate too. HB’s golf state championship was one of three decided Saturday. Dayton Oakwood defended its D-II boys state title and Gates Mills
Gilmour Academy
won its fifth title in D-III. Here’s how things went down…


Hathaway Brown girls golf coach Paul Barlow is no stranger to winning state titles. As the head coach of the Blazers girls basketball program, Barlow has lead HB to back-to-back Division II state titles. Now the Blazers golf team has earned the coach his third state championship.

HB captured its first girls golf title by a convincing 23-stroke margin on Saturday at Ohio State’s Gray Golf Course.

The Blazers title was one of three state golf championships handed out Saturday.

Dayton Oakwood defended its D-II boys state title and Gates Mills Gilmour Academy won its fifth golf title in D-III.

Here’s how things went down (according to OHSAA reports):

GIRLS DIVISION II
Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown Wins Title By 23 Strokes

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Saturday brought day two of the OHSAA girls Division II golf state championships at The Ohio State University Gray course (Par 70, 5,560 yards). After taking a commanding lead Friday, Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown won its first team state championship with a two-day total of 658 to win by 23 strokes over state runner-up Poland Seminary.

Leading the way for Hathaway Brown was sophomore Ashley Yarbrough (77-78, 155) and senior Sydney Kirby (77-80, 157). Building upon a third-place finish in 2008 and fourth-place finish in 2009, the 2010 championship marked the fifth appearance for the Blazers in the state golf tournament.

Morgan Ransom (Jr., Gahanna Columbus Academy) followed up her 2009 runner-up finish with an individual medalist performance posting a 71-69, 140. Morgan’s two-day total is tied for the second-lowest individual score in a girls golf state championship. Freshman Sarah Kolodzik (Dayton Miami Valley School) was the individual runner-up in her first state championship tournament, shooting 74-73 for a 147 total.

Team Scores
1. Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown 321-337-658, 2. Poland Seminary 345-336-681, 3. Lima Shawnee 343-352-695, 4. Huron 343-355-698, 5. Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin 353-351-704, 6. St. Paris Graham Local 367-359-726, 7. Dayton Chaminade-Julienne 374-374-748, 8. Milan Edison 379-377-756, 9. Granville 374-386-760, 10. Bexley 393-391-784, 11. Kettering Archbishop Alter 387-400-787, 12. Uhrichsville Claymont 418-394-812.

BOYS DIVISION II
Dayton Oakwood Defends Title By Two Strokes

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dayton Oakwood held off Hunting Valley University School to repeat as the OHSAA boys Division II golf champions Saturday at The Ohio State University Scarlet course (Par 71, 7,043 yards). The Lumberjacks collected their third team state championship in their 26th appearance.

Oakwood shot a two-day total of 656, topping University School by two strokes. Oakwood sophomore Corey Weckerling fired a one under second day 70 to help first-day individual leader senior Adam Bogdan and their teammates win the title.

University School senior Scott Smith won his first individual medalist award, shooting an even par 71 Saturday. Smith’s two-day total of 149 was six strokes better than runner-up Grant Weaver (Sr., Apple Creek Waynedale).

Log on to the boys golf page at ohsaa.org for complete team and individual results

Team Scores
1. Dayton Oakwood 331-325-656, 2. Hunting Valley University School 333-325-658, 3. Kettering Archbishop Alter 338-326-664, 4. Canton Central Catholic 336-337-673, 5. Delaware Buckeye Valley 342-350-692, 6. Columbus St. Francis DeSales 350-346-696, 7. Granville 357-342-699, 8. Canal Fulton Northwest 351-348-699, 9. Chillicothe Unioto 361-338-699, 10. Napoleon 354-349-703, 11. Circleville Logan Elm 365-360-725, 12. Bellevue 365-361-726.
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BOYS DIVISION III
Gates Mills Gilmour Academy Wins Fifth Title; Teammates Tie For Medalist Honors

SUNBURY, Ohio – Gates Mills Gilmour Academy claimed its fifth state golf championship and two golfers tied atop the leaderboard for the individual title at the 2010 OHSAA Boys Div. III State Golf Tournament Saturday at NorthStar Golf Resort in Sunbury.

One stroke separated Sugarcreek Garaway junior Ryan Troyer from Gilmour Academy senior Alex Andrews entering the second day of the tournament after Andrews shot an even-par 72 and Troyer was one-over at 73 Friday. The pair flipped scores Saturday with Troyer firing the 72 and Andrews carding a 73, giving both a two-day total of 145.

Per OHSAA tournament rules, the two are crowned co-champions. It marked the first time since 1999 that 36 holes weren’t enough to determine one champion. Troyer finished fifth as a sophomore in 2009 and fourth as a freshman in 2008, while Andrews joins a short list of 15 other golfers in Ohio history with more than one individual golf title. Andrews was the defending individual champion after winning the title in 2009.

Andrews, along with sophomore teammate Andrew Bieber, who finished fourth with a 152, led Gilmour Academy to its fifth state golf championship with a team score of 634. The Lancers, who were making their 20th tournament appearance, claimed four consecutive titles from 1991 to 1994. The closest team to Gilmour was Toledo Ottawa Hills, which won the runner-up trophy with a 656 team score.

Play was delayed 90 minutes at the beginning of the day due to a morning frost before golfers enjoyed a cloudless sky and temperatures in the low 70s for the final day of the tournament.

Team Scores
1. Gates Mills Gilmour Academy, 634; 2. Toledo Ottawa Hills, 656; 3. Columbus Wellington School, 668; 4. Lancaster Fairfield Christian Academy, 671; 5. Sugarcreek Garaway, 674; 6. Centerburg, 678; 7. Lima Central Catholic, 683; 8. Cincinnati Country Day, 691; 9. Cincinnati Summit Country Day, 698; 10. North Ridgeville Lake Ridge Academy, 707; 11. Van Buren, 713; 12. Findlay Liberty-Benton, 713.

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