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OVAC Golf Action Detailed

By Staff | Sep 23, 2009

The Blue Eagles’ Josh Yost sets his site on the flag as he attempts to chip the ball on hole 13 at Riverside Golf Course in Sardis last week before the OVAC tournament. (Photo by Bruce Crawford)

In the OVAC Class 1-A division Tournament at Oglebay’s Crispin Course, Weirton Madonna captured team honors with a 303 total points, five shots ahead of runner-up Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans at 308. Toronto finished third with 323, followed by Morgantown Trinity with 335, Beallsville 346, Conotton Valley 351, Bishop Donahue 377, St. John Central 419 and Paden City 436.

Here’s a look at all of the individual scores for Paden City: Zach Yost 100; Braxton Herrick 108; Doug Shepherd 112; and Ethan Drain 116.

In the OVAC Class 2-A division, the River Pilots’ Zach Wax sank three straight birdies in the final round to salvage a one-over 72 and a runner up medal. He sank five birdies in all during the tournament.

However, the Wheeling Maroon Knights nipped the Steubenville Catholic Central team by two strokes to capture the Class-2 A crown. River finished with 340 points and a seventh place finish.

Here’s a look of the individual scores from River in the OVAC Golf Tournament: Wax, 72; Jesse Merckle, 84; Austin Curtis, 85; Kameron Brown and Samantha Knowlton each totaled a 99 total.

Meadowbroook finished with a 331-stroke total, with runner-up Harrison Central at 348 in the OVAC Class AAA. St. Clairsville finished third with 357 followed by Edison, 366; Martins Ferry, 373; Oak Glen, 388; Union Local, 396; Magnolia, 404; Weir, 404; Tyler Consolidated, 436; and Bellaire, 437.

Individual Magnolia scores were: Drew Simmons, 97; Josh Yost, 97; Noah Taylor, 102; Landon Herrick, 108; and Luke Dieffenbauch, 121. For Tyler Consolidated: Dalton Wells, 97; Ethan Garrison,110; Tyler Lemasters, 114; Levi Kissner, 115; and Swayde Carpenter, 119.


In a regular season golf match at the Sistersville Country Club, Paden City fell to Ritchie, Williamstown and Tyler. Yost was on top for the ‘Cats with 51; Herrick was one stroke behind with 52; Shepherd finished with a 54; and Sabrina Midcap shot a 59.