2013 OHSAA Div. II and III Golf State Tournament Preview
By the OHSAA
The 44th annual boys Division II and III and Sixth annual girls Division II state championships return to NorthStar Golf Club in Sunbury and the Scarlet and Gray courses at The Ohio State Golf Club in Columbus this weekend (Oct. 11-12).
The boys Division II tournament heads to NorthStar (Par 72, approximately 7,001 yards) after playing at Scarlet in 2012. Dayton Oakwood looks to defend its 2012 state championship this year after placing first in the Southwest District with a score of 292. Canton Central Catholic also returns to the state tournament after finishing as state runner-up in 2012. The 2012 top individual, Eaton sophomore Cameron Willis, returns in 2013 looking to defend his medalist title.
The Scarlet Course (Par 71, approximately 7,115 yards) will host to the Boys Division III Championship. Last year at NorthStar, Ashland Crestview captured its first state title in boys golf and will look to continue their success after qualifying in 2013. The road will not be easy, though, as the other top four teams from 2012 all return, including 2012 runner-up Columbus Wellington School, third-place Gahanna Columbus Academy, fourth-place Toledo Ottawa Hills and fifth-place Lima Central Catholic. Meanwhile, Grove City Christian senior Cameron Michalak, who tied for second overall last year with Crestview’s Josh Brooks, is back after a low-score district qualifying round of 73.
The OSU Gray Course (Par 70, approximately 5,800 yards) welcomes back the Division II ladies, where a new team and individual state champion will be crowned. Defending state champion Sandusky Perkins and its star medalist, Maddie Mullins, who was a senior last year, are not in the 2013 state tournament field. Defending state runner-up Dayton Chaminade Julienne is back, as is 2012 fourth-place finisher Sugarcreek Garaway. Dayton Miami Valley School senior Sarah Kolodzik is back after finishing second in the medalist race behind Mullins last year.