CADIZ — The circumstances at Cadiz Nation Membership, on Monday, had been fairly difficult. It was taking part in upwards of 6500 yards, robust pin placements and the winds had been howling from seemingly each route.
None of that fazed St. Clairsville.
The Purple Devils fired a spherical of 321 to claimed the Division II sectional title and earn their spot in subsequent week’s district match at Eagle Sticks Golf Course close to Zanesville.
“We’re very excited with how we performed (Monday),” St. C. Head coach Ryan Clifford mentioned. “All 5 guys shot nicely. When your fifth rating is an 86 and it performs on the prime for lots of the opposite groups … that’s a great day.”
The title permits the Purple Devils to test one other merchandise off their purpose sheet. They’ve already received the Buckeye 8 and OVAC Class 4A title. Now, they set their sights on going after a state match berth.
“There’s yet another large field to test,” Clifford mentioned. “We’re going to play Eagle Sticks at the least as soon as and now we have a good suggestion who the groups are that going to be there, and we’re excited.”
Whereas St. Clairsville shot nicely as a group, the Purple Devils, who went off within the early teams, set the tone when senior Will Foster turned in his card in with a spherical of even-par, 72. His card included a trio of birdies on the entrance aspect and a 35. He shot 1-over, 37 on the inward 9.
“I’ve been Will’s coach for 3 years and I do know that’s essentially the most spectacular spherical we’ve had since I’ve been the coach,” Clifford mentioned. “He was nice off the tee and by no means in main bother to the place he needed to scramble for par.”
Foster, who received the OVAC 4A particular person title earlier this month at Oglebay, was one in every of simply three gamers within the subject of 70 to interrupt 80.
“I didn’t assume an even-par spherical was on the market once I began the spherical, however I made a ton of putts that, truthfully, I most likely shouldn’t have made,” Foster mentioned. “At any time when I play nicely, normally my placing is on. For essentially the most half, I used to be capable of keep away from bother. I’m pleased with myself for a 72. The wind actually made it robust, in order that rating feels a lot decrease than it was.”
The Purple Devils put all 5 of their gamers inside the highest 20 general. Senior Saul Crist (82), freshmen Andrew Abel (83) and freshman Brodi Foster (84) rounded out the 321. Frosh Evan Repair posted an 86.
For the fifth straight season and third in Division II, Barnesville is headed for the district.
The Shamrocks posted a 349, which was ok for third general.
Fueling the Shamrocks was senior standout Carter Wells, who completed second general with a 77.
Different Shamrock scorers had been Dryden Bauman (82), Jude Hannahs (88) and Colton Hines (102).
Together with 4 groups, 4 people not on qualifying groups, additionally punched their tickets.
Amongst that quartet was Union Native junior Beezer Porter. He checked in with a spherical of 82 to increase his season.
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