Moeller Soars To Lead After First Day Of State Golf

10/18/2014

Posted at 10/18/2014 at 8:03am

GCL South champion Moeller used balanced scoring, with none of its low four scores above 79, to take an eight-shot lead into today’s final round of play in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Boys’ Division I State Golf Championships at The Ohio State University Scarlet Course in Columbus.  

Senior Ben Sattler fired the low round Friday for Moeller, a 4-over 76 to help the Crusaders post a team score of 312 – eight strokes lower than Upper Arlington (320) and 11 in front of  Cleveland St. Ignatius (323).  Coach Rick Bohne’s Crusaders also got strong day-one performances from senior Nick Gruber (78), junior Michael O’Brian and senior Quinn Sullivan (79s), and junior Jake Fox (80).

St. Xavier finished with a day-one team score of 332, led by a 78 from sophomore Joey McCarthy.  The Bombers, who finished third in last year’s state tournament, are tied with Olentangy Liberty in sixth place.  La Salle junior Wil Efkeman, who qualified for state as an individual, shot an 84 in the first round – including an even-par 36 on the back nine.

Moeller, which finished fifth in last year’s state tournament and is enjoying a record-setting season in Crusaders’ golf history, is scheduled to tee off at 9:56 this morning on Scarlet No. 1, while St. Xavier will get started at that same time on No. 10.