St. X Takes 11-Stroke Lead Into Final Round


Posted on 9/21/2015 at 11:35 a.m.

Fox Helps Moeller Narrow Lead With Saturday Low Round

Moeller senior Jake Fox, the GCL South Co-Golfer of the Year along with teammate Michael O’Brien last fall in helping the Crusaders win the league championship, fired a 3-under 33 on the Woodside 9-hole layout at Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown Saturday afternoon to finish with a low round 1-over 73 in the first of two days of play in Greater Catholic League Golf Championships.  

Fox and his Moeller teammates posted a team score of 316 and cut two strokes of the overall lead of St. Xavier, which wound up with a 318 Saturday, heading into this morning’s final 18 holes that will determine the GCL South champion.  St. Xavier takes an 11-stroke advantage into the 10 a.m. tee time, which again will cover the Highlands and Woodside layouts at the 36-hole Weatherwax, the annual home to the GCL South Championships.

St. Xavier has an overall team score of 912.00, which includes the four 9-hole quads held at each of the GCL South team’s home courses (Clovernook, Western Hills, Hyde Park and Kenwood), and the score after the first 18 holes of the GCL South Championships held Saturday.  Moeller is second, with a team score of 923.00, followed by La Salle’s 946 (321 in Saturday’s play) and Elder, which has a 953 (329 on).

Fox also takes the league low-score average into today’s final round, posting a 36.83 after 54 holes of GCL South competition.  Michael Prebles of St. Xavier and Mark Burger of Elder are chasing Fox for the GCL low average of golfer who played in all 54 holes, with stroke averages of 38.00 and 38.33, respectively.  They are followed by Moeller’s O’Brien and Will Efkeman of La Salle (38.83).

Cameron Frazier of St. Xavier, who did not play the first two quads, has a 37.75 average through 36 holes.