St. Xavier Looks To Maintain Lead In GCL South Golf


Posted 9/20/2016 at 7:45 a.m.

League Championships Held Sunday-Monday at Weatherwax

After posting low scores in three nine-hole quad matches, and tying for the best round in a fourth, the St. Xavier golf team looks to maintain its 13-shot lead heading into the final two days of play in the Greater Catholic League South Golf Championships set to be held Sunday and Monday at Weatherwax Golf Course.  Weatherwax is located at 5401 Mosiman Road in Middletown.

Tee time is 1:04 p.m. Sunday, with a 10 a.m. start Monday.  Each round consists of 18 holes, completing what will be the season of competition between the four GCL South golf teams.  Four 9-hole quads were held over three-plus weeks, combining with the two rounds totaling 36 holes, to produce a GCL South champion after 72 holes of play.

The Bombers enter Sunday’s 1:04 p.m. start at Weatherwax with a total of 594 stokes through the first 36 holes of competition, holding a 13-stroke advantage of defending GCL South champion Moeller, at 607.  The Crusaders are followed by La Salle (625) and Elder (654) through four 9-hole quads held at Cloverrnook, Western Hills, Hyde Park and Kenwood country clubs.

St. Xavier sophomore Cameron Frazier is coming off consecutive low rounds in the last two quads, firing a 1-under 35 at Hype Park Country Club and an even-par 36 in the final GCL South match, held Tuesday at Kenwood.  Moeller’s Jake Fox shot an even-par 35 in the first quad at Clovernook for the low round, while Matt Burger of Elder, La Salle’s Will Efkeman and Michael Prebles each shot low rounds of 36 at Hyde Park in the second quad.

Fox and teammate Michael O’Brien, who turned in 9-hole averages of 37.00 and 37.25, respectively, in the four quads, helped lead Moeller to the GCL South championship last season and were named GCL South Co-Golfers of the Year for their efforts.  Moeller wound up the 72 holes of GCL South competition with a combined score of 1215 last fall, 30 shots ahead of runner-up and current leader St. Xavier.

Frazier, who played the last two quads, has a low average of 35.50 strokes for St. Xavier, followed by Zachary Pavlin’s (37.00) in two quads.  Prebles has the lowest stroke average in all four quads for the Bombers, at 37.50.  Burger has played in all four quads and has a team-low 37.50 for Elder, while Efkeman (38.00) and Brady Heidemann (38.50) have been solid for La Salle playing all four matches.