Springboro High School’s girls golf team secured a respectable sixth-place finish, while the boys team landed in eighth place at the Division I state championships held in Columbus on October 21.
The Springboro girls exhibited determination over the Ohio State University Gray Course, posting an impressive 36-hole total of 657. Meanwhile, the boys showcased their skills on the OSU Scarlet Course, achieving a commendable two-day total of 635 (313-322).
Kinsley Brown, a talented sophomore, emerged as a standout performer, tying for 26th place with a commendable score of 157 (78-79) for the Panther girls.
The Springboro team also showcased the prowess of freshman Elise Dunkle (79-86), who finished in 38th place, and senior Danielle Stinson (78-89), who closely followed in 41st place. Additionally, junior Taylor Dunkle (80-88) tied for 42nd, and senior Emily Pettigrew (90-92) completed the tournament in 64th place.
In the overall team standings, Dublin Jerome emerged victorious with an outstanding total of 597. New Albany’s Mia Hammond, a talented sophomore, was crowned the individual champion after delivering exceptional performances with rounds of 67 and 69.
On the boys’ side, senior Gavin Augenstein was the star player for Springboro, tying for fifth place with a remarkable score of 145 (74-71). The team’s senior Elan Cambria (76-84) secured 38th place, while senior Bradley Hinkel (82-83) tied for 50th. Additionally, senior Jack Rott (82-84) joined the leaderboard, tying for 55th place, and senior Brogan Cambria (81-89) finished in a commendable 64th place for the Panthers.
Anthony Wayne seized the team title with an impressive score of 598 (308-290). The individual champion was senior Vaughn Harber of Cols. DeSales, who shot an impressive 69-66.
Switching gears to the world of tennis, Eaton junior Mallory Hitchcock showcased her skills at the Division II state tennis tournament hosted at the College of Wooster. Hitchcock’s exceptional talent led her to the semifinals, ultimately securing a third-place finish.
While she fell short against the eventual champion Amiya Bowles in the semifinals, Hitchcock rallied back to defeat Hamilton Badin’s Caroline Boyle in a thrilling three-set match (6-3, 4-6, 6-3) to secure third place.
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