Poland girls golf head to Division II state tournament

CANTON – The Poland Bulldogs finished third at the Division II girls golf Northeast District tournament held at Canton’s Tam O’Shanter Hills Golf Course on Tuesday. Poland will now advances to the Division II state tournament, held on Oct. 14-15 at The Ohio State University Gray Course in Columbus.

Poland finished the day with a score of 387, trailing only Independence (357) and Cloverleaf (364). Jenna Jacobson was the top scorer for the Bulldogs, as she shot a 94, good enough for 22nd overall.

Not too far behind Jacobson was Marlie McConnell (95) in 24th, followed by Gina Ungaro (96) in 25th. The other two Bulldogs, Elena Cammack (102) and Carly Ungaro (116), placed 38th and 61st, respectively.

Other than Poland, two other area schools competed at the tournament, but both failed to advance. Lakeview finished eighth, with a score of 415, while John F. Kennedy finished 12th, with a score of 456.

Lakeview’s Kaitlyn Butler finished 28th with a 97, while her teammates Emily Coller (101), Sophia Nicholas (108), Sami Hrusovsky (109) and Clara Nicholas (109) all finished between 36th and 51st overall.

As for Kennedy, Emily Marcavish was the highest scorer for the Eagles, finishing with a 98, good enough for a 30th place tie. Nicolette Eddy (100), Madison Yocum (127), Casarra Rosenberg (131) and Megan Walsh (145) finished between 34th and 71st overall.

Three area individual golfers also competed at Tam O’Shanter, but none of them were able to qualify for state. Ursuline’s Sydney Heinbaugh was the highest finisher with a score of 85, good enough for seventh overall, but once the indivuals on state qualifying teams are subtracted, she actually came in fourth, finishing just one stroke shy of qualifying for state.

The three state qualifiers were Amanda Baker (80) of Brooklyn, Brianna Potts (83) of Waynedale and Erin Adams (84) of Beaumont. Besides Heinbaugh, Mathews’ Emily Koehler was ninth overall with an 86, followed by Mooney’s Hadley Spielvogel (89) in 14th.

DIVISION?II?BOYS?DISTRICT:?RAVENNA – Three area teams and two individual qualifiers competed at Tuesday’s Division II Northeast District boys golf tournament, held at Ravenna’s Windmill Lakes Golf Course. However, none of them were able to qualify for state, which will be held on Oct. 14-15 at The Ohio State University Gray Course in Columbus.

Mooney just missed the cut by finishing in fourth, with a score of 324. NDCL (308), Gilmour Academy (319) and Padua Franciscan (322) all finished ahead of the Cardinals and advance to state.

Mooney’s Rebell Strollo also narrowly missed the cut for state, as he shot a 76, putting him in a sixth-place tie. Strollo lost a four-way playoff for the third and final spot for state qualifying.

Strollo was beaten out by Black River’s Luke Tanner, who will join Adam Filo (75) of Chippewa and Jack Gole (75) of Hawken at state. Besides Strollo, Mooney’s other four golfers placed between 14th and 65th overall, including Ken Keller (79), Keegan Butler (80), Joe Stefko (89) and A.J. Pepperney (97).

Other than Mooney, Ursuline placed in seventh (341) and Lakeview came in 10th (355). All five of the Irish’s golfers scored a 90 or better, placing all of them in the top 53 spots. Drew Murphy came in 25th with an 82, followed by Michael Butch (83), Danny Brooks (87), Seamus Chrystal (89) and Carl Ross (90).

For Lakeview, Preston Sheets led the way with an 84, good enough for 33rd place. The rest of the Bulldogs finished between 39th and 68th overall, including Connor Makosky (87), Anthony Innocenzi (88), Tommy McAllister (96) and Andrew Planitz (101).

Two area individual qualifiers competed at Windmill Lakes, including Zack Morris of LaBrae and Derek Miller of Garfield. Miller tied for 25th with an 82, while Morris came in 59th with a 93.