St. Xavier’s Zimmerman Has Memorable Golf Weekend

09/25/2017

Posted on 9/25/2017 at 7:05 p.m.

Two-Time Defending State Champ Bombers Look To Wrap Up GCL Title

St. Xavier junior Oscar Zimmerman had a weekend on the course most golfers only can envision in their dreams.  The Bombers’ junior sank a hole-in-one Saturday in a tournament at Scioto Country Club and then, less than 24 hours later, holed a double eagle in the Greater Catholic League South Division Championships at Sharon Woods Golf Course.  Zimmerman and his teammates enter today’s 18-hole GCL Championships at Glenview Golf Course with a commanding lead as they attempt to win the league title for the third straight year.

Zimmerman’s hole-in-one was on No. 17, when he used a wedge to travel the 152 yards and in the hole at Scioto – a course that is the home of golf legend Jack Nicklaus and one of only four courses to host the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship, the Ryder Cup and the U.S. Amateur.  Zimmerman’s double eagle came on No. 9, when he used a 4-iron to hole out from 200 yards uphill.

However, Zimmerman is not the only St. Xavier golfer with a hole-in-one this season.  Teammate Cameron Frazier, a senior and University of Wisconsin commit, had an ace at the St. Ignatius Invitational / Jesuit Cup at Red Tail Country Club in Cleveland.  Frazier holed it on the par-3 No. 8 from 161 yards out.

St. Xavier, which entered play today with a 46-stroke lead on the final round in the two-day, 36-hole GCL South competition (after four previous quad matches at each of the school’s home course).  St. Xavier is vying for its third consecutive GCL South championship.  The last three GCL South winners – Moeller in 2014 and St. Xavier in 2015 and 2016 – have gone on to win the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I state title.