Altvater: St. John’s golfer state DI medalist, Ottawa Hills DIII runner-upWritten by Fred Altvater | | BackNine@toledofreepress.com
The Ohio High School Athletic Association held the state golf tournament this month. Two boys’ teams from area schools were factors in Columbus.
The Division I Boys’ Tournament was held Oct. 17-18 on the Scarlet Course at the Ohio State University Golf Course. Jack Mancinotti, a senior at St. John’s Jesuit High School, finished second in the state last year, but won medalist honors this season by firing 71-74-145 for the two rounds.
Led by the state champion, St. John’s finished No. 7 in the team competition, which was won by Cincinnati Moeller.
Ottawa Hills High School finished runner-up to Columbus Academy in the Division III team event held at North Star Golf Resort in Sunbury. Ottawa Hills was tied for the top spot after the first 18 holes, but Columbus Academy drew ahead on Saturday and finished with a seven-shot victory.
Ottawa Hills had two of the top four finishers in the Division III tournament. Michael Denner fired consecutive rounds of 74-74-148 to finish runner-up to Ryan Fowler from Warren, Ohio, and Matt Abendroth finished fourth with rounds of 75-76-151.
For Ottawa Hills it was the sixth time the school has finished runner-up in the state tournament.
The Girls’ State Golf Tournament was held on the Gray Course at the Ohio State Golf Course.
St. Ursula Academy posted 324-323-647 and finished No. 4 in Girls Division I. St. Ursula was led by Lizzie Win, who finished No. 9 in the state with 76-78-154 total. Kathryn Young shot 77-80-157 and tied for No. 16.
The Sylvania Northview High School girls team posted a two-day total of 737 to finish No. 12 in Division I. Their lowest scores were posted by Ashley Knight 86-79-165 and Pinya Pipatjarasgit, who finished one shot higher with 166.
Toledo has a rich history of junior golf and area high school teams once again performed well in state competition.
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