Moeller Adds Golf To Its State Title Lore


Posted on 10/19/2014 at 10:46am

Moeller has won multiple state titles in football, basketball and baseball, but the Crusaders added another trophy to their state championships case Saturday in Columbus – golf.  Coach Rick Bohne’s team, which took an eight-shot lead into the second and final day of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Boys’ Division I State Golf Championships, posted another solid day of scores to finish nine strokes ahead of the competition.

The Crusaders, who posted a 312 team score in Friday’s first round, shot 324 Saturday for a two-day total of 636 at The Ohio State University Scarlet Course to finish nine strokes better than St. Charles Prep and Upper Arlington (345).  St. Xavier finished eighth with a 672 (332-340).  Moeller is the second GCL South school ton win a state golf championship, with St. Xavier winning titles in 1995 and 2008.

Senior Ben Sattler led Moeller, finishing tied for third overall with a 10-over 154 (76-78). The Crusaders got great efforts from all members o9f their team, with junior Jake Fox shooting a 159 (80-79), good for eighth place; senior Nick Gruber at 162 (78-84); senior Quinn Sullivan, also at 162 (79-83), the two tying at No. 16; and junior Michael O’Brien finishing at 164 (79-85), good for a tie at No. 21.

Sophomore Joey McCarthy had the low round for a young St. Xavier team, firing a 163 (78-85) to finish tied at No. 19.  Here are the rest of the Bombers’ scores:  junior Kirran Magowan 166 (81-85), junior Domenic Maricocchi 171 (85-86), freshman Cameron Frazier 172 (88-84), and junior Paul Maricocchi 188 (95, 93).  Junior Wil Efkeman of La Salle, who qualified as an individual, finished the two-day event with a score of 173 (84-89).