The Bombers' Golf team headed to the Scarlet Course at the Ohio State University Golf Club for the OHSAA Div. I State Championship which consists of two 18 hole rounds. St. Xavier qualified for the tournament by winning both the SW West Sectional Tournament and the SW District Tournament. The Bombers entered the State Tournament looking for their 3rd straight State Title after winning in 2015 and 2016. Senior Cameron Frazier entered the tournament as the defending co-medalist as he tied for top individual in 2016.
St. Xavier did not get off to a good start on Friday in the 1st round as the Bombers top group turned in their highest team score of the season. Frazier led the team with a 6 over par round, 78. Senior Michael Prebles shot a round of 79 while junior Oscar Zimmerman shot a round of 80. Senior Garrett Madden fired a round of 82 to round out the team score of 319 for the day. Senior George Mitchell shot an 89 to round out the Bombers' players. The team score of 319 left St. Xavier in 6th place after day 1. Dublin Jerome broke the course record for a team score with a total of 295 and led after the 1st day.
The Bombers battled on the second day and turned in the 2nd lowest score of the day to jump two spots and finish 4th in the tournament. Frazier led the way with a 73 on day two for a total of 151 which was good for tied for 7th in individuals and place him on the All State 2nd team. Zimmerman fired a 76 while Mitchell bounced back with a 79 in the 2nd round. Madden shot a second 82 and Prebles finished the tournament with an 84. The 310 total on day two placed the Bombers into 4th place with a two total of 629. They finished behind Dublin Jerome who had a two day total of 607, Olentangy Liberty with a 616 and Green HS with a 628.
St. Xavier had a great season as they won 7 Invitationals, finished with a 37-5 record in 9 hole matches and won the GCL Title for the 3rd straight season. The program had 29 par clubs (rounds of par or better) from 13 different players while Cameron Frazier and Oscar Zimmerman each had hole in ones during the season. Zimmerman also had a double eagle the day after he had his hole in one. The Bombers set the record for lowest 72 hole score for the GCL Championship with a total of 1,160 strokes that broke the record by 22 shots. They also recorded the lowest 9 hole match score in program history with a 135 at Western Hills CC during a GCL 9 hole quad.
The Golf program will lose 12 seniors who have been a part of the program during one of the best 4 year runs in the history of the program. This class saw the Varsity reach the State Tournament all four years with finishes of 3rd, 1st, 1st, and 4th and 3 GCL Titles. Those seniors include: Duke Alf, Nolan Armbruster, Nick Durstock, Cameron Frazier, Parker Getgey, Daniel Hogan, Davis Lipp, Garrett Madden, George Mitchell, Michael Prebles, Nate Voytek and Michael Wilberding.
The Varsity Golf Bombers looked strong at the OHSAA Div. I SW West Sectional last week as they claimed the title at Miami Whitewater GC. They looked for another strong showing on Thursday at Glenview GC in the OHSAA Div. I SW District Tournament. The top 3 teams from the tournament would advance to the OHSAA Div. I State Tournament held at the Scarlet Course in Columbus, OH next weekend. The Bombers won the 2015 and 2016 Div. I State Titles and have not missed the State Tournament since the 2012 golf season.
St. Xavier did not get off to the greatest start on the East Course at Glenview but quickly recovered as they posted a front nine total of 146. Junior Oscar Zimmerman fired a three under 33 on the East course and senior Michael Prebles shot an even 36. Senior Garrett Madden posted a two over 38 at the turn while classmate Cameron Frazier shot a three over 39. Senior George Mitchell rounded out the Bombers lineup with a 40 on the front 9 East Course. The Bombers led the tournament at the turn by 6 strokes over Lakota East who shot a 152 on the East Course as well.
The back nine for St. Xavier was played on the South Course which most people consider the harder of the two courses being played. That did not faze the Bombers as they posted the same exact score on the back nine of 146. Zimmerman continued his steady play as he posted a one over 37 on the back nine to post a two under 70 for the round. The round of 70 was good enough for co-medalist, however, he would finish 2nd in the individuals after losing a sudden death playoff on the second playoff hole. Prebles continued his strong play as he recovered after three bogeys with birdies on South holes no. 6, 7 and 9 to post an even 36 on the back nine for an even par round of 72 on the day. Frazier caught fire as he birdied the two Par 3's on the South Course by hitting close tee shots. His tee shot on hole no. 2 was inches away from a hole in one and his tee shot on hole no. 5 was about 7 feet away that he calmly sank. He fired a one under 35 on the back nine to post a total score of 74 for the day. Madden was consistent as well as he shot another two over 38 on the back nine to give him a 76 for the day to round out the St. Xavier 292 team total. Mitchell shot another 40 on the back nine to round out his score at 80.
The 292 team total earned St. Xavier the 2017 OHSAA Div. I Boys Golf SW District Title and a berth at the 2017 OHSAA Div. I Boys Golf State Tournament. They finished 9 shots ahead of Lakota East and 16 shots ahead of Mason who both qualified for the state tournament next weekend.
The OHSAA Div. I State Tournament will consist of two 18 hole rounds, weather permitting, with the first round on Friday, October 20 and the final round on Saturday, October 21. Each round will be held at the Scarlet Course in Columbus, OH at the Ohio State Golf Course. The Bombers will look to win their third straight OHSAA Div. I State Title next weekend.
The Varsity Golf Bombers traveled to Miami Whitewater today, to participate in the sectional tournament. This is the first round of the 2017 State Tournament. The golfers played the green tees today. The par is 71.
The Bombers shot a 300 today, which was good enough to get the win. They were led by Senior, and Wisconsin Commit, Cameron Frazier, who shot a 73. This score, earned Frazier co-medalists honors. Frazier was followed by Junior Oscar Zimmerman, who shot a 75, and Seniors Michael Prebles and Garrett Madden, who both shot 76.
The top four teams advance to the district tournament next Thursday, which is at Glenview Golf Course. The Bombers 300 today, was followed by Elder's 307, and Fairfield's 324.
The Varsity Golf Team traveled to Glenview Golf Course today to play the final 18, of 72, holes in the GCL. The Bombers came into today with a 46 shot lead over second place Elder. The Bombers lost some of their lead today, but held on easily to get the win.
The Bombers shot a team total of 298 today. The Bombers were lead by Junior Oscar Zimmerman who shot a two over 74. Zimmerman also won player of the year in GCL, this capped off an impressive weekend for the Junior, who shot a hole in one on Saturday, and had a double eagle yesterday. Zimmerman was followed by Senior Garrett Madden who shot a 74 and Seniors Cameron Frazier and Daniel Hogan who both shot a 75.
Elder shot the lowest score of the day, a 294. Elder was followed by the 298 shot by St. Xavier. Moeller shot a 320 and Lasalle shot a 358.
The Bombers finished with a 72 hole total of 1160 which broke the previous record of 1182. Elder finished in second with a total of 1202, followed by Moeller's 1274 and Lasalle's 1416.
Multiple Bombers earned league honors. Oscar Zimmerman won GCL Player of the Year. He was joined on the first team by Cameron Frazier, Garrett Madden, and Senior Michael Prebles. George Mitchell was named to the second team.
The Varsity Golf Bombers traveled to Sharon Woods Golf Course today to play in the first of two 18-hole GCL Quads. The Bombers came in with a 40 shot lead over second place Elder. Sharon Woods Golf Course has a par of 70
The Bombers shot a team total of 292, which is good enough to extend their lead to 46 shots in the GCL South Championship after 54 holes played. Senior Cameron Frazier led the way by shooting a two under 68. Frazier was followed by junior Oscar Zimmerman who shot a 73. Zimmerman had a double eagle two on the par 5 ninth hole. The next lowest score for the Bombers was a 75 shot by senior Garrett Madden. The 292 total was rounded out by sophomore Jack Beckett who shot a round of 76. Other scores for the Bombers came from senior Michael Prebles with a 78 and junior Trevor Gilmore with an 87.
The final 18 holes of the GCL Championship will be played at Glenview Golf Course tomorrow and will begin at 10am. The golf team looks to close out the GCL South Title which will be their third straight.
The Varsity Golf Bombers traveled to Kenwood Country Club today for the final 9-hole GCL Quad. The quad was held on the front 9 of the Kenview course. The Bombers came into today with a 31 shot lead over Elder who is in second.
The Bombers shot a 149 today which was good enough to extend their lead 9 more shots. The Bombers were led by senior Cameron Frazier, a Wisconsin commit, who shot a 36. He was followed by junior Oscar Zimmerman who shot a 37, and senior Michael Prebles, a Xavier commit, and senior Garret Madden who both shot a 38.
Elder has shot a total of 610 through the four 9-hole quads. Following them is Moeller with a 641, and Lasalle rounds out the GCL with a total of 711.
Next, there are two 18-hole rounds, one on Sunday, and one on Monday. The one on Sunday, has now been moved to Sharon Woods, and Monday's will be played at Glenview. These are the final 36 holes of the GCL Championships.
The St. Xavier Varsity Golf Team traveled to Maineville, Ohio to compete in the GCGA TPC Riversbend Tournament on Tuesday night. After a short delay due to rain, the five Bomber seniors were finally able to tee off and they didn’t disappoint. They were able to bring another tournament win back home to St. X with a team score of 297.
Because of the rain, the course was wet and very receptive to the golf ball. This allowed for a few low scores. Michael Prebles not only led the team, but also the tournament with an 18-hole score of 70. He shot a six under 30 on the back 9 to come into the clubhouse with a two under total round score. He earned medalist honors with this score as well. Teammate Cameron Frazier, a Wisconsin golf commit, came in second for the tournament with a one under 71 and Daniel Hogan shot a three over 75. Rounding out the team, Michael Wilberding shot an 81 and George Mitchell shot an 84.
Tomorrow, the Bombers will tee it up at Kenwood Country Club in the final nine-hole quad of the GCL Tournament. Going into tomorrow, St. Xavier has a commanding 31 stroke lead over the second place Elder Panthers. They look to continue shooting the ball well and gain even more momentum heading into the final two rounds of the GCL quad on Sunday and Monday.
The Varsity Golf team looked to keep their hot streak going as they opened play at the 2017 Kiely Cup at Canterbury Golf Club in Cleveland, OH on Sunday. The Bombers won the 2016 Kiely Cup and looked to repeat as champions this year. The event is a 36 hole event with play starting Sunday afternoon and finishing on Monday on the Par 72 course.
St. Xavier was led by seniors George Mitchell and Michael Prebles who both carded rounds of 75 on Sunday. They were followed up by junior Oscar Zimmerman who shot a 1st round of 79. Senior Garrett Madden rounded out the 1st round team total of 310 with a score of 81. Senior Cameron Frazier turned in the 5th score of 84. The Bombers found themselves 3 shots out of the lead which was held by Dublin Jerome with a 307 on Sunday.
Monday was a much different story for St. Xavier as they were led by Frazier and Zimmerman who both shot a 1 over par, 73. Madden followed it up with a 74 while Mitchell fired a 79. The 299 team total for Monday was good enough to propel them to the title as Dublin Jerome shot a team total of 312 to drop them 10 shots behind in 2nd place. St. Xavier's 2 day total of 608 was the same score they won with last year which set the all time record for low team score in the event. The Bombers become the first team to win the event back to back since 2009 when University School won it in 2008 & 2009.
Another Varsity Golf team headed to the Alter HS Invitational at Miami Valley Golf Club in Dayton, OH on Monday morning. St. Xavier claimed another title as senior Davis Lipp led the Bombers with an even par round of 71 which won him medalist honors. St. Xavier shot a team total of 304 as senior Daniel Hogan shot 75, sophomore Jared DeVille shot 78 and sophomore Hank Thomas shot 80 to round out the scoring for the Bombers behind Lipp's 71.
This is the 2nd of 3 days in which the Bombers claimed two first place finishes on the same day. On Saturday, St. Xavier took home the Van Buren Blacknight Classic title and the St. Charles Invitational title as well. They stay busy with multiple dual matches on Tuesday, the Springfield Invitational on Wednesday and a Tri Match vs. Ryle and Cov Cath on Thursday.
The Varsity golf team was busy on Saturday, September 9 as they sent three teams to three different events across the state of Ohio. One team went to the St. Charles Invitational at Brookside CC in Columbus, while another team headed to the Van Buren Blacknight Invitational at Red Hawk Run Golf Club. The third team went to the Shawnee HS Fall Classic at Reid Park GC in Springfield, OH.
The Bombers finished in 1st place at the St. Charles Invitational at Brookside CC (Par 72). They were led by senior Cameron Frazier who shot a 70 and took home 2nd place individually. Senior Garrett Madden fired a 73 while junior Oscar Zimmerman was right behind with a 74. Senior George Mitchell rounded out the 292 team score with a 75 while the 5th score was recorded by senior Michael Prebles. St. Xavier finished 1st out of 18 teams. This group will head to Cleveland, OH for the prestigious Kiely Cup at Canterbury CC on Sunday and Monday where they look to defend their 2016 title.
A second group of St. Xavier golfers headed to Findlay, OH for the Van Buren Blacknight Classic at Red Hawk Run GC (Par 72). The Bombers looked to defend their title and take the traveling trophy back to Cincinnati with them. Sophomore Jack Beckett and senior Nick Durstock both fired rounds of 76 to lead St. Xavier. Senior Trevor Gilmore followed them up with a 78 and classmate Parker Getgey shot an 82 to round out the 312 team score. The 5th score was turned in by senior Michael Wilberding who shot an 83. The 312 team score was good enough to defend their title as they finished 6 shots ahead the host school, Van Buren, who finished second.
A third group of Bombers' golfers headed to Springfield, OH to play in the Shawnee High School Fall Classic at Reid Park GC (Par 72). St. Xavier finished in 2nd place with a team score of 334 behind Dublin Jerome's team score of 320. The Bombers were led by senior Daniel Hogan's 77 followed by junior Henry Perry's 84. Sophomore Zach Brinks shot 86 while junior Sam Puthoff rounded out the team score with a round of 87. The 5th score was turned in by junior David King with an 89.
Bomber Varsity Golf traveled to Hyde Park Country Club on Tuesday to play in GCL Quad 3. They faced tough conditions all the way around. The pin locations were difficult, along with the cold and strong winds. The Bombers came into today with a 16 shot lead over Elder. The Bombers looked to follow up the record-breaking performance in the last GCL Quad. The Bombers were not able to repeat the performance, but they were able to almost double their lead.
The Bombers shot a 143 today. Their top performer was Junior Oscar Zimmerman who shot a two under 34. Zimmerman was followed by Senior Michael Prebles who shot a one under 35, and Sophomore Jack Becket and Senior Cameron Frazier who both shot a one over 37. The Bombers' 143 today bumps there total to 421.
Elder stays in second by shooting a 158 to bump there total to 452. Elder is followed by Moeller, which shot a 163 today, bumping their total to 476. Lasalle rounds out the GCL with a 526 total, and shooting a 176 today.
The next GCL Quad will be next Wednesday at Kenwood Country Club. This will round out the nine-hole quads, before the two 18-hole quads the following week.
The St. Xavier Bombers Varsity Golf held a 12 shot lead heading into today's second GCL Quad, and did nothing but improve on that by shooting a record low round (for nine holes) of 135. The second GCL quad was held at Western Hills CC. The Bombers were led by senior Cameron Frazier (Wisconsin Commit) who shot a 4 under 31. Frazier was followed junior Oscar Zimmerman who shot a 33 and senior Garret Madden who shot a 35. Seniors Michael Prebles and George Mitchell each shot 36 while classmate Nolan Armbruster fired a 40.
The Bombers two round total of 278 is good enough for first. Elder shot a 139 today, which puts them at a total of 294 through 18 of the 72 holes. Elder is followed by Moeller, which has a two round total of 313. Rounding out the four GCL schools is Lasalle with a two round total of 350. The next GCL Quad will take place next Tuesday, September 5th, at Hyde Park CC.
On Thursday, the Bomber's Varsity Golf team traveled to Clovernook Country Club for the first 9 holes of GCL play. The Bombers got off to a great start in the first 9 holes of 72 in league play. They currently have a 12 shot lead over Elder, who is in second place.
The Bombers shot a team total of 143. The lowest score of the day was shot by St. Xavier junior Oscar Zimmerman who shot a one under par, 34. Senior Garret Madden shot a 35 followed by senior Michael Prebles who shot a 36. Senior George Mitchell fired a 38 to round out the Bombers' total of 143.
Thru 9 holes of GCL play, the Bombers total of 143 is good enough to put them in first place. Elder is in second with a 155. Moeller shot a 166 which is good enough to place third and rounding out the standings is Lasalle which stands at a total of 174.
GCL South play will continue on Tuesday, August 29 at Western Hills Country Club with the 2nd of 4 nine hole quads. The GCL Championship will be decided after 72 holes which also includes a nine hole quad at Hyde Park CC on Tuesday, September 5 and a nine hole quad at Kenwood CC on Wednesday, September 20. The final 36 holes will be played in two 18 hole rounds with one at Beavercreek GC on Sunday, September 24 and one on Monday, September 25 at Glenview GC. The past three GCL South Champions have gone on to win the OHSAA Div. I State Championship with Moeller accomplishing the feat in 2014 and St. Xavier in both 2015 and 2016.
The Varsity Golf team won three events in three days during the first week of the season and they looked to keep it going.
On August 8, the Bombers played at Dayton Country Club in the Oakwood Invitational where Lakota East won the event with a 291 team total. St. Xavier finished 2nd with a 301 team total led by senior Nick Durstock who shot a 74 on the par 70 course. His classmates Michael Wilberding shot 75 and Trevor Gilmore and Daniel Hogan each shot 76. Sophomore Jack Beckett shot 78 to round out the Bombers scoring. Click Here for Complete Results.
On Thursday, August 10, the Bombers headed to New Albany, OH near Columbus for the New Albany Eagle Invitational at the par 72 New Albany Golf Links. St. Xavier finished 11th out of 22 teams with a team total of 316. Dublin Jerome won the event with an outstanding 285. Wilberding led the Bombers with a 75 while Gilmore shot a 76. Durstock finished with 82 while Hogan rounded out the 316 with an 83. Junior Sam Puthoff finished with an 84 for the 5th score. Click Here for Complete Results.
On Friday, August 11 St. Xavier headed North once again to the Mt. Vernon Invitational at Chapel Hill GC. The Bombers had a very impressive team total of 296 which was good for a 2nd place finish behind Columbus Academy who shot a 292 team total. St. Xavier was led by sophomore Jack Beckett who shot an even par 72. Senior Duke Alf shot a 74 while his classmates Henry Perry and Nolan Armbruster each shot 75 to round out the 296. Junior David King shot 84 for the Bombers' 5th score. Click Here for Complete Results.
Last Saturday, August 12 the Bombers hosted the St. Xavier Invitational at Maketewah Country Club. Some of the top teams in the state made the trip to Cincinnati for the tournament as they do every year. St. Xavier dominated their home event as they won for the 5th time in the 8 years the tournament has been held. The Bombers shot a team total of 294 which was four shots better than second place Dublin Jerome who fired a 298. Lakota East finished third with 309. The Par 71 course was set up as tough as possible but senior George Mitchell shot a 72 to win medalist honors for the tournament. Junior Oscar Zimmerman was right behind him with a 73 while senior Cameron Frazier shot a 74. Seniors Michael Prebles and Garrett Madden each shot 75 to round out the Bombers' scores. Click Here for Complete Results.
On Monday, August 14 St. Xavier sent a team to the Lakota East Invitational at Browns Run GC which is a Par 72 course. The Bombers finished 3rd out of 19 teams with a team total of 309. Mason won the event with a team total of 299 while Lakota East finished second with a 300. St. Xavier was led by Armbruster who shot a 74 while Beckett shot 75. Hogan finished with a 77 while Perry fired an 83 to round out the 309. Gilmore finished with an 86 for the 5th score.
On Saturday, August 19 St. Xavier went to Walden Ponds to play in the Moeller Invitational. The Bombers had a tougher day as they finished 3rd out of 18 teams with a team total of 303. Dublin Jerome won with a team total of 287 while Centerville finished second with a 301. St. Xavier was led by Zimmerman who shot a one over 73. Frazier finished with a 76 while Mitchell and Madden each shot 77 to round out the 309. Beckett's 5th score of 77 won a tiebreaker for 3rd against St. Charles 5th score of 78. Prebles also played and shot an 80.
Also on Saturday, August 19 another team headed to the Tecumseh HS Arrow Invitational at Windy Knoll GC where St. Xavier finished 3rd out of 24 teams with a team total of 305 behind Mason (294) and Summit Country Day (304). The Bombers were led by Wilberding who shot a 73 followed by King with a 76. Durstock shot a 77 while Alf shot 79 to round out the 305. Armbruster shot 81 for St. Xavier's 5th score. Click Here for Complete Results.
The Bombers will be very busy this week starting Monday when they head to Toledo, OH for a very high end tournament at Inverness GC. Also on Monday, St. Xavier will host a Lakota East team at Hyde Park Country Club. On Tuesday, the Bombers travel to Kenwood CC to take on Mariemont and will also play at Kenwood CC on Wednesday against Seven Hills. The GCL South schedule starts Thursday with the 1st of four 9 hole quads. It will be hosted by LaSalle HS at Clovernook CC. The Bombers look to get off to a good start in league play as they have their sights to win the GCL for the third straight year. St. Xavier wraps up the busy week with a trip to Windmill Lakes GC for the University School Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
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The Varsity Golf team was set on Wednesday, August 2 after the second day of tryouts and they immediately went to work. The Bombers enter the 2017 season as back to back defending Ohio Div. I State Champions. The regular season officially started on Friday, August 4 with two events and continued throughout the week with multiple events throughout the state of Ohio coming away with multiple wins.
Two teams were sent out on August 4th with one team playing a 9 hole match play event at Glenview vs. Fenwick and another team played in a 12 vs 12 match vs. Lakota East. The Bombers were victorius in both with results below.
St. Xavier 6 - Fenwick 0 - Match Play - Glenview East Course - Par 36 - sr. G. Madden - 37, sr. N. Durstock - 37, sr. D. Alf - 40, jr. D. King - 40, sr. N. Armbruster 42, jr. S. Puthoff 48
St. Xavier 616 - Lakota East 628 - Four Bridges - 12v12 (Top 8 scores) - sr. G. Mitchell 74, sr. C. Frazier-75, jr. O. Zimmerman-74, sr. M. Wilberding-75, sr. M. Prebles-76, so. J. Beckett-79, sr. H. Perry-81, T. Gilmore-82, sr. D. Hogan-85, sr. D. Lipp -90, sr. P. Getgey 92
On August 5, the Bombers headed to two tournaments at Turnberry GC in Columbus, OH for the Pickerington North Invitational and Blue Ash GC for the Sycamore Invitational.
Pickerington North Invitational - Turnberry GC - Par 72- 8th of 24 teams - 324 Total - jr. D. King - 78, sr. M. Wilberding - 81, so. J. Beckett - 81, sr. D. Lipp 83, sr. D. Hogan - 85
Sycamore Invitational - Blue Ash GC - Par 72 - 11th of 22 teams -328 total - sr. D Alf - 79, sr. N. Durstock - 82, sr. T. Gilmore - 83, sr. H. Perry - 84, sr. N. Armbruster - 91
On August 7, one of the St. Xavier Varsity teams opened their road trip north at the Jackson HS Polar Bear Invitational at Shady Hollow CC in Massilon, OH. Another team played in the Lexington HS Invitational at Mansfield CC.
Jackson HS Polar Bear Invitational - Shady Hollow CC - Par 72 - 1st of 18 teams - 295 total- sr. G. Mitchell - 69, jr. O. Zimmerman-74, sr. C. Frazier-75, sr. G. Madden-77, sr. M. Prebles-79, sr. P. Getgey-83.
Lexington HS Invitational - Mansfield CC - Par 72 - 5th of 9 teams - 328 total- sr. D. Hogan-81, sr. D. Lipp-82, sr. T. Gilmore-82, sr. H. Perry-83, so. J. Beckett-85, sr. M. Wilberding-87
On August 8, the Bombers were led by a hole in one by senior Cameron Frazier on hole #8 from 161 yards at Red Tail CC in the St. Ignatius Invitational/Jesuit Cup where they won the tournament and retained the Jesuit Cup. Another team also played in the Anderson Invitational at Legendary Run.
St. Ignatius Invitational/Jesuit Cup - Red Tail CC - Par 72 - 1st of 21 teams - 292 total - jr. O. Zimmerman-69, sr. C. Frazier-74, sr. G. Mitchell-74, sr. M. Prebles-75, sr. G. Madden-75
Anderson Invitational - Legendary Run GC - Par 72 - 2nd of 19 teams - 313 total- sr. N. Armbruster-74, sr. H. Perry-77, sr. D. Lipp-80, jr. S. Puthoff-82, sr. D. Alf-83, jr. D. King-86
On August 9, the Bombers finished their northern Ohio trip with another win at the Medina HS Invitational at Shale Creek CC.
Medina HS Invitational - Shale Creek CC - Par 71 - 1st of 18 teams - 290 total - sr. C. Frazier-69, sr. G. Mitchell-72, jr. O. Zimmerman-73, sr. G. Madden-76, sr. M. Prebles-82, sr. P. Getgey-83
St. Xavier continues their busy schedule with a tournament on 8/10 at New Albany Links and a tournament on 8/11 at Chapel Hill GC. The Bombers host teams from all across the state on Saturday, August 12 at Maketewah CC in the St. Xavier Invitational starting at 2:45 pm.
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Cameron Frazier Hole in One - #8 Red Tail CC - 161 yards - St. Ignatius Invitational/Jesuit Cup
St. Ignatius Invitational Champions/Jesuit Cup Champions
Walker Jones Classic - Medina HS Invitational Champions
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The 2016 Varsity Golf team started the season with very high expectations after the 2015 team won the State Championship. They lived up to those expectations during the season as they won 15 tournaments and secured the GCL Championship for the second straight season. They won the Sectional title and came in second at the District tournament to qualify for the State Tournament.
Normally, the OHSAA State Championship is decided by two 18 hole rounds on the Scarlet Course at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. However, with driving rain on Friday and the course too wet to play, the tournament was cut to one 18 hole round on Saturday. With so many great teams at the tournament, the Bombers knew they needed to have a stellar day to get the job done. Junior Cameron Frazier led the team as he has done all season by recording a one under round of 71. His round included 5 birdies and one eagle where he holed out from 125 yards out on the Par 5 fourth hole which was his 13th hole of the day as all of the Bombers started on the back 9. Frazier's 71 was good enough to be co-medalist of the tournament, the first ever St. Xavier player to tie for 1st individually. His classmate, Michael Prebles, turned in a round of 76 which included 2 birdies and a 37 on his back nine (front nine of course). Seniors Zachary Pavlin and John Robertson both turned in rounds of 78. Both of them recorded 39 on each nine and both players each had one birdie during their rounds. Junior Garrett Madden turned in the 5th score for the Bombers of 88 in a round where he had 2 birdies. The top four scores are counted and with a 71,76,78,78 St. Xavier scored a team total of 303. It was the first time in the program's 41 appearances at the State Tournament that all four scores broke 80.
St. Charles turned in a 307 and Dublin Jerome turned in a 308 making the Bombers' the 2016 OHSAA Division I State Champions making them the first repeat champions since Dublin Jerome did it in 2012 and 2013. It is St. Xavier's fifth State Title in Golf and the school's 52nd OHSAA State Title, which leads all Ohio High Schools. It is also the third straight season that the State Champion has been from the GCL South with Moeller winning the title in 2014.
Frazier also broke single season school scoring record with an average of 73.24 breaking Kirran Magowan's record of 73.52. The 2016 seniors led by Pavlin and Robertson left their mark on the program as the team finished 7th in State their sophomore year and won it their junior and senior years. The seniors are Alec Braun, Kevin McAuliffe, Joey McCarthy, Pavlin, Matthew Reuter, Jacob Riegert, Robertson and Jack Worrall.
The Varsity Golf team won the OHSAA Division I Sectional Golf Tournament last week which qualified them for the District Tournament on Thursday morning. The Bombers headed to Beavercreek GC in Dayton, OH for the tournament, a course they played in one of the 18 hole rounds in the GCL Tournament. They knew they were going up against a tough field that included strong teams from the Dayton area who play the course multiple times throughout the season as well. The golf course played very fast and the weather was very windy and cold.
Junior Cameron Frazier led St. Xavier as he shot an even par round of 72. With his round, Frazier finished as the runner up medalist for the day. Senior Zachary Pavlin shot a round of 76 while fellow classmate John Robertson shot a 78. Juniors Michael Prebles and Garrett Madden shot 79 and 84, respectively, to round out the St. Xavier scoring. The Bombers' team total of 305 was good for a 2nd place finish and a bid for the State Championship. Centerville won the District Championship with a team total of 303 while Lakota East shot a 309 to finish third and claim the final spot in the State Championship from the Southwest District.
St. Xavier will compete in the OHSAA Division I State Championship Tournament on the Scarlet Course in Columbus, OH. The State Championship consists of 36 holes with the first of two 18 hole rounds starting Friday, October 21. The final round will take place on Saturday, October 22. The Bombers enter the tournament as the defending champion after winning the 2015 State Championship.
The Varsity Golf team had an outstanding regular season with multiple wins at invitationals all over the state of Ohio and they also took home the GCL Championship for the 2nd straight year. As they enter the postseason, the Bombers know they are very capable of matching last years team's 2015 State Championship. The first step towards that goal was the OHSAA Division I Cincinnati West Sectional Tournament at Miami Whitewater GC. The Par 71 course is a good challenge for the Sectional Tournament and the Bombers were up for the task. Senior Zachary Pavlin shot a one over 72 to win the medalist honors. Junior Michael Prebles fired a round of 74 while senior teammate John Robertson shot 75. Juniors Garrett Madden and Cameron Frazier rounded out the low scoring for the Bombers with a 77 and 78, respectively. St. Xavier's team total of 298 was good enough to win the Sectional Championship by 15 strokes over 2nd place Elder who shot a team total of 313.
St. Xavier advances to the OHSAA Division I SW District Tournament which will take place at Beavercreek Golf Course in Beavercreek, OH on Thursday, October 13. St. Xavier will tee off from 9:50 am - 10:30 am. The Bombers enter the tournament as the defending champions as they won the 2015 District Championship that was held at Weatherwax GC. The top 3 teams will advance to the OHSAA Division 1 State Championship which will take place on the Scarlet Course in Columbus, OH over two days on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22.
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The Varsity Golf Bombers officially won the GCL Championship on Monday afternoon after a long round at Glenview GC. With rain at the beginning of the round, the course was shut down for 2.5 hours due to standing water on the greens. After the rain stopped and the greens dried up enough to make them playable, the Bombers had no problems in extending their 43 stroke lead that they had heading into the final 18 holes of the GCL League play. After the four 9 hole quad matches, the Bombers led by 23 strokes and after their team total of 287 in the first of two 18 hole rounds at Beavercreek on Sunday, St. Xavier had a commanding 43 stroke lead heading into the final 18 holes at Glenview GC on the South to East course.
Junior Cameron Frazier played his way into being named GCL Player of the Year with an even par 72 on Monday with a nine hole average of 36.38 over the 72 holes of league play. Frazier won the GCL Player of the Year last year as well making him the first St. Xavier player to win the award in back to back seasons. Senior Joey McCarthy shot a final round of 76 after firing a round of 69 at Beavercreek on Sunday. McCarthy was named 1st Team All GCL with an average of 36.67 over 54 holes of league play. Junior Michael Prebles fired a round of 78 and had an average of 38.80 that would have placed him on 1st Team but he did not play the required 54 holes throughout the GCL season due to the depth of the St. Xavier team. Senior Zachary Pavlin shot a round of 79 on Monday and finished as a member of the 1st Team All GCL with an average of 37.86 in 63 holes played. Junior George Mitchell shot a final round 80 and was named 1st Team All GCL with an average of 39.33 in 54 holes played. Senior John Robertson fired a final round of 83 and finished with 2nd Team All GCL honors.
St. Xavier shot a team total 305 on Monday at Glenview which was 5 shots better than Elder who shot a team total of 310. Moeller finished the day 3rd with a total of 325 while LaSalle finished with a 338 total. The final GCL Standings thru 72 total holes:
1. St. Xavier - 1,198 strokes
2. Moeller - 1,261 strokes
3. Elder - 1,276 strokes
4. LaSalle - 1,315 strokes.
It was the 2nd straight GCL Championship for the Bombers and this year's victory was an overall team effort as they had 10 total players get into GCL Matches this season, tying a program record. Prebles and fellow junior Garrett Madden had averages that would have been good enough for 1st Team All GCL had they played the required 54 holes. Junior Parker Getgey and sophomore Oscar Zimmerman would have had averages good enough to earn 2nd Team All GCL had they played the required 54 holes.
St. Xavier looks to keep the momentum going as they welcome postseason play next week on October 5 with the OHSAA SW Sectional Tournament at Miami Whitewater at 8:30 am. If they advance out of Sectional play, they will play in the OHSAA SW District Tournament at Beavercreek GC on October 13 at 9:00 am. Should they advance from there, the Bombers will look to extend the streak to 3 straight years of the GCL Champion winning the State Championship at the Scarlet Course in Columbus, OH on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22. Moeller won the GCL and State Championships in 2014 while St. Xavier accomplished the feat in 2015.
The Varsity Golf team put themselves in a great position after four 9 hole GCL Quads by taking a commanding 23 stroke lead into the final two 18 hole rounds. On Sunday, the first 18 hole round took place at Beavercreek Golf Club, the site of this year's OHSAA District Tournament. St. Xavier not only got a good look at the course for future reference but also opened up an even bigger lead in the GCL Championship. Senior Joey McCarthy led all golfers on Sunday with a 3 under par round of 69 on the Par 72 course. Junior Cameron Frazier was right behind him with a 1 under round of 71. Senior Zachary Pavlin fired an even par round of 72 while fellow classmate John Robertson shot a 75. Juniors Garrett Madden and George Mitchell rounded out the St. Xavier rounds with very good scores of 77 each. The Bombers' ridiculously low 287 team total was 20 strokes better than Moeller on Sunday which opened the St. Xavier lead to 43 strokes heading into the final round on Monday at Glenview GC at 10:00 am.
McCarthy, Frazier and Pavlin all have a chance to win the individual GCL Title as they are ranked 1,2,3 in the standings, respectively. McCarthy's nine hole average of 36.0 leads Frazier's total of 36.5 with Pavlin right behind at 37.2. The top 6 golfers will be awarded GCL 1st Team honors with St. Xavier holding 5 of the 6 spots at this time.
(The winners at Springfield Shawnee Invitational)
The Varsity Golf team sent 5 different teams to 4 different tournaments on Saturday as two tournaments were rained out two weeks ago and were rescheduled for Saturday.
One team headed north to Toledo, OH for the St. John's Jesuit Invitational at Maumee Bay GC for a tournament the Bombers have never won in the past. St. Xavier was focused on changing that fate this year and change it they did. On the Par 72 course, senior John Robertson was co-medalist with an even par round to lead the Bombers. Juniors George Mitchell and Nathan Voytek each turned in rounds of 74 while sophomore Oscar Zimmerman fired a round of 78 to round out the St. Xavier team total of 298. Junior Garrett Madden shot a 79 while his classmate Duke Alf shot 84 to round out the scores for the Bombers. The team total of 298 was good for a 1st place finish by a margin of 16 strokes.
A second team headed south to Louisville, KY to play in the Louisville Collegiate Invitational at Big Spring GC. All Bombers broke 80 on the Par 72 course led by senior Zachary Pavlin's 75. Senior Joey McCarthy fired a 76 while juniors Parker Getgey and Michael Prebles also turned in rounds of 76 for a team total of 303. Junior Cameron Frazier fired a round of 77 to round out the St. Xavier scores. The Bombers finished in 2nd place as they were 4 shots off the pace set by Louisville St. Xavier.
A third team went back out to the Springfield Shawnee Invitational at Reid Park GC that was rained out on September 10 and rescheduled. St. Xavier was victorious on the Par 72 golf course with a team total of 321 led by junior Peyton York who shot 78. His classmate, Nicholas Durstock, fired a round of 79 while senior Alec Braun followed up with a round of 81. Juniors Michael Wiberding and Daniel Hogan rounded out the Bombers' rounds with an 83 and 85, respectively.
The fourth and fifth teams of the day participated in the Hadley Memorial Tournament hosted by Bishop Fenwick at Weatherwax GC on the Woodside to Highlands nines which is a Par 72. The team of senior Kevin McAulliffe (78), senior Jack Worrall (82), senior Jake Reigert (83), sophomore Sam Puthoff (85) and freshman Max Ankenbauer (86) finished in 4th place with a total of 328. The team of junior Davis Lipp (80), senior Matthew Reuter (81), freshman Jack Beckett (83), junior David Persiani (91) and junior Joey Voss (92) finished in 6th place with a team total of 335.
The Bombers top team tees off on Sunday at Beavercreek GC at 1:00 pm in the first of the final two 18 hole rounds of the GCL Championship. St. Xavier leads the GCL over Moeller by a total of 23 strokes after 36 holes and looks to finish it off to win their 2nd straight league championship. The final 18 hole round of the GCL Championship will be played Monday at 10:00 am at Glenview GC.
The GCL Golf Championship is comprised of four 9 hole Quads and two 18 hole rounds to determine the champion after 72 total holes. On Tuesday, the four teams met at Kenwood Country Club for the fourth and final 9 hole Quad. St. Xavier entered the round with a 16 shot lead over Moeller but the Crusaders looked to start a comeback on their home course. St. Xavier senior Zachary Pavlin quickly squashed any hopes of that for Moeller as he fired a one under, 35, to lead the Bombers. Juniors Cameron Frazier and Parker Getgey both shot 38 while senior John Robertson matched with a 38 as well to cap a 149 total for St. Xavier. Sophomore Oscar Zimmerman shot a 40 while junior Nathan Voytek turned in a 43. Moeller finished with a 156 team total while Elder shot a 163 and LaSalle turned in a 163.
Complete standings thru the four 9 hole Quads are as follows:
St. Xavier - 606
Moeller - 629
Elder - 643
LaSalle - 646
The final 36 holes will be split into two 18 hole rounds. The first 18 hole round will be held Sunday, September 25 at Beavercreek GC at 1:00 pm with the second round taking place on Monday, September 26 at Glenview GC at 10:00 am. The Bombers are looking for their 2nd straight GCL Championship.
The Varsity Golf Bombers are a very deep and close group that challenges one another to be good at all times. That attitude has led to numerous invitational wins and a 16 shot lead in the always tough GCL South Championship play. On Saturday, St. Xavier sent a team to the Springboro Invitational at Heatherwoode Golf Course and the St. Charles Invitational at Pinnacle Golf Club in Grove City, OH.
The Bomber golfers that made the trip to Springboro, OH for the Springboro HS Invitational at Heatherwoode GC all had rounds that broke 80. Sophomore Oscar Zimmerman and junior Parker Getgey led St. Xavier by both shooting 75. Seniors Zachary Pavlin and John Robertson both shot a round of 76 while junior Garrett Madden fired a round of 79. The Bombers' total of 302 was good enough for an 8 shot win over the hosts who finished in second with a total of 310. The tournament was held from the Blue Tees at Heatherwoode which is a Par 71 course with a rating and slope of 71.0/124.
The St. Xavier team that went to the St. Charles Invitational at Pinnacle Golf Club came away with victory as well with a team total of 310 which was good enough for a 7 shot victory over the host school who had a team total of 317. Pinnacle is a par 72 course with a rating and slope of 71.4/139 from the tees played in the tournament. Junior Nathan Voytek won medalist honors by firing a 1 over par 73. Fellow junior George Mitchell shot a 75 while classmates Michael Prebles and Daniel Hogan each shot 81. Senior Joey McCarthy rounded out the team's 310 with his round of 82 while junior Duke Alf was one behind him with a round of 83.
The Varsity Golf team looks to carry this momentum into the week ahead that includes the last 9 hole GCL Quad at Kenwood Country Club on Tuesday. The GCL Championship will conclude with two 18 hole rounds with the first being on Sunday, September 25 at Beavercreek GC at 1:00 pm. The final round will be on Monday, September 26 at 10:00 am at Glenview GC. St. Xavier is looking to repeat as GCL Champions after winning the 2015 GCL Championship.
The St. Xavier Golf Bombers continued in their quest for a repeat GCL title Tuesday during GCL Quad #3 of the GCL Championship. In what was a perfect day for golf at Hyde Park Golf and Country Club, the Bombers tied for first with Moeller after shooting a team score of 156 strokes. Junior Cameron Frazier led St. Xavier by shooting a one over par round of 37. Fellow junior George Mitchell was close behind finishing his round with a three over par, 39, and senior Joey McCarthy and junior Michael Prebles both fired 40’s. Garrett Madden and Parker Getgey, both juniors, shot a pair of 41’s to round out the team.
St. Xavier maintained its 16 stroke lead in the championship over Moeller on Tuesday as well. After three 9 hole quads, the Bombers lead with a team score of 457 while Moeller is in second place with a team score of 473. Elder sits in third place at 480 strokes and LaSalle has shot a team score of 483, putting them closely behind Elder for third place. Looking ahead, St. Xavier will compete in the St. Charles Invitational Saturday. The Bombers will also look to continue with their momentum in GCL Quad #4 of the GCL Championship on September 20 at Kenwood Country Club.
-Brendan Concannon '18
The Bombers' Varsity Golf team has been really good this season to this point and Saturday was no different. St. Xavier made the trip north to Findlay, OH for the Black Knight Classic hosted by Van Buren HS at Red Hawk GC. The Par 72 course as a challenge but all of the Bombers broke 80 to turn in a team total of 302 which was good enough for the win just in front of Bowling Green HS who turned in a 303. St. Xavier was led by junior Cameron Frazier who fired a 2 over par 74. Senior Joey McCarthy shot 76 while junior Garrett Madden matched McCarthy with a 76 of his own. Senior John Robertson also turned in a 76 while fellow senior Zachary Pavlin shot a 78.
St. Xavier will look to carry the tournament win momentum into their GCL Quad on Tuesday at Hyde Park Country Club against their 3 GCL South foes. The Bombers stand at the top of the GCL Standings after the first two nine hole quads with a total of 301 while Moeller is in second with a total of 317. LaSalle is third at 318 while Elder rounds out the standings with a total of 322. The GCL Championship will be determined after two more 9 hole quads (Hyde Park CC and Kenwood CC) and two 18 hole rounds (Beavercreek GC and Glenview GC). The GCL Champion from the past two years has gone on to win the State Championship (Moeller in 2014, St. Xavier in 2015).
The Bombers hit the links, as the second GCL Quad took place on the front nine of Western Hills CC. St. Xavier was led by senior Joey McCarthy, who was an even par 35 on the day. This performance allowed McCarthy to finish with co-medalist honors and a commanding six stroke lead over the other golfers in his foursome. Junior Cameron Frazier pulled out yet another great round as he tallied a one-over 36. The Bombers also received strong showings from juniors Garrett Madden and Michael Prebles, each shooting a 37. Senior Zachary Pavlin and sophomore Oscar Zimmerman shot a 38 and 41, respectively in their appearances.
St. Xavier now holds a comfortable lead over their GCL South counterparts with a score of 301. Moeller holds the next best total at 317. La Salle is just slightly behind at 318, and Elder falls behind them with a 322. With high hopes of a second straight GCL title, the Bombers look forward to their home Quad next Tuesday, September 6 at Hyde Park CC.
The St. Xavier Varsity golf team has been very impressive so far by winning multiple invitationals and finishing in the top 5 in many others. These successes have shown the depth of a team looking to compete at the highest level come October. On Thursday evening, a new challenge was put in front of them as they had to adjust to playing a 9 hole match after a day of school. The Bombers did not adjust too well to this new challenge but fought off a couple of bad holes from each golfer to take the lead after Quad 1 in the GCL Standings. Quad 1 was held on the front nine of the Clovernook CC which is a Par 35. Junior Cameron Frazier led the Bombers with a 37 that was good enough for co-medalist honors. Fellow junior Michael Prebles shot 39 to break 40 as well. Juniors George Mitchell and Garrett Madden each shot 40 while senior John Robertson shot 44. St. Xavier's 156 total was two shots better than LaSalle's 158. Moeller turned in a final tally of 161 while Elder finished with 167.
The GCL Championship is made up of four 9 hole Quads at Clovernook CC, Western Hills CC, Hyde Park CC and Kenwood CC and then two 18 hole rounds with one round at Beavercreek GC and one round at Glenview GC. The scores are cumulative over the 72 holes to crown a champion. St. Xavier won the 2015 GCL Championship on their way to eventually winning the 2015 State Championship. Moeller won the 2014 GCL Championship on their way to eventually winning the 2014 State Championship which shows the great competition the GCL South has year in and year out.
The four GCL South schools will compete in Quad 2 on Tuesday, August 31 at 3:45 pm at Western Hills CC as the Bombers will look to maintain their lead.
The Varsity Golf team competed in the prestigious two day Kiely Cup held at the Canterbury Golf Club in eastern part of Cleveland. Canterbury has been host of some of the top PGA events in the past including the US Open, PGA Championship and most recently the Senior US Open and Senior PGA Championship. St. Xavier garnered an invite this year because of their 2015 success, however, the Bombers wanted to prove that this year is a new team with the same focus.
On Sunday, the Bombers realized the Par 72 course was going to be a tough test over the two days due to the long rough that was being grown out for the Web.com Tour Finals in a couple of weeks. St. Xavier placed themselves in good position after the 1st day by shooting a team total 306 which placed them 2 shots off of the lead. Juniors Cameron Frazier and Michael Prebles led the Bombers by each shooting 75. Junior Garrett Madden fired a 77 while senior Zachary Pavlin finished with a 79. Junior Parker Getgey posted an 81.
On Monday, St. Xavier knew exactly what they needed to do to win the tournament and had laser focus. Prebles followed up his Sunday round with a 74 on Monday for a 149 two day total. Getgey rebounded by firing a 75 on Sunday for a 156 total while Frazier stayed consistent with a 76 for a 151 total. Pavlin improved by two strokes with a 77 for a 156 total while Madden shot a 78 for a 155 total. With everyone breaking 80 on Monday, the team fired a 302 total which put them at 608 over the two days.
The 608 team total posted over the two days is a tournament record over 36 holes and the Bombers won the tournament by 8 strokes over Olentangy Liberty who posted a 616. "The depth of the St. X Golf team allowed us to play in 3 great events today. The Canterbury squad all shot in the 70s today and while no one was an individual winner, everyone had their score count at least one of the two rounds. Our top level experience in big events and trust in our brothers on the course gave us the peace and confidence that our teammates had our backs and would all play well," said Head Coach Alex Kepley '85. St. Xavier also finished 3rd in the St. John's Jesuit Invitational at Inverness in Toledo and 5th at the LaSalle Invitational at Clovernook CC on Monday.
The St. Xavier golfers will now turn their focus to league play as they will take on the GCL South schools on Thursday at Clovernook CC in the 1st of 4 nine hole quads before the 36 hole GCL Championship at the end of the year. The Bombers are the defending GCL Champions.
The Varsity Golf team is off to a strong start this season and their strong play continued on Saturday. The Bombers were represented at both the St. Xavier Invitational, the Sycamore Invitational and the Pickerington North Invitational.
The St. Xavier Invitational was held at Maketewah GC which is the proud home of the annual invitational. The Bombers took a liking to the course this year and ran away with 1st place as they finished with a 291 team total which was 10 shots better than second place St. Charles and 15 shots better than third place Dublin Jerome. Junior Cameron Frazier led the team with an even par 71 while fellow junior Michael Prebles finished with 72. Senior Zachary Pavlin was right behind with a 73 while junior Garrett Madden finished with a 75. Senior Joey McCarthy fired an 80 to round out the scoring for St. Xavier. The winning team is pictured below.
Another team made the trip to Blue Ash Golf Course to participate in the Sycamore Invitational. The Bombers took home 1st place with a team total of 295 to win by 16 strokes on the Par 71 golf course. St. Xavier was led by sophomore Oscar Zimmerman who shot a 72 to take home the co-medalist award. Juniors George Mitchell and Nathan Voytek each shot 74 while classmate Duke Alf fired a 75. Junior Parker Getgey finished with an 81 and senior Alec Braun finished with an 83 to round out the scores for St. Xavier. The Bombers finished 1st out of 17 teams and are pictured below.
The third team of the day made a trip north to the Pickerington North Invitational hosted at Turnberry GC in Pickerington, OH. The Bombers finished 4th out of 23 teams with a team total of 316 on the Par 72 golf course. St. Xavier was led by senior John Robertson who shot 75. Junior Nicholas Durstock shot 79 while classmates Daniel Hogan and Michael Wilberding each shot 81. Junior David Persiani fired an 89 to round out the rounds for St. Xavier.
The St. Xavier Varsity Golf team traveled north to Red Tail Country Club in Avon, OH for the St. Ignatius Invitational/Jesuit Cup on Tuesday. The Bombers looked to defend their title of the Jesuit Cup from last season and they did just that as junior Cameron Frazier continued his great play. He carried the Bombers as he tied the school record with a round of 66 on the Par 72 golf course. He birdied hole 18 to complete his record tying round. His teammates followed up with outstanding play of their own as seniors Joey McCarthy and Zachary Pavlin both shot rounds of 76. Juniors Michael Prebles and George Mitchell each shot rounds of 77 to round out the scores for St. Xavier. The team total of 295 was good enough to win the event by 4 strokes over University School and 5 strokes clear of 3rd place finisher St. John's Jesuit.
The Varsity White Golf team was at Dayton Country Club on Tuesday for the Oakwood Invitational. They also came home with a victory as they were led by junior Parker Getgey who shot an even par round of 70 to take home medalist honors. Sophomore Oscar Zimmerman shot 71 while junior Michael Wilberding fired a 74. Juniors Daniel Hogan and Peyton York rounded out the scoring with 79 and 83, respectively. The 294 team total was good enough to win the event by 9 strokes over Lakota East. It was the first time the Bombers have ever won the Oakwood Invitational.
The 2016 St. Xavier Golf team is looking to pursue another State Title as the program comes off a 2015 season that ended with their 4th State Title. The team opened the year on Friday, August 5 at the Mt. Vernon Invitational held at Chapel Hill Golf Course in Mt. Vernon, OH. The course played very fast as northern Ohio has not received much rain lately but that didn't stop St. Xavier as they finished with a team total of 291 which was good enough to win the event by 3 strokes over New Albany HS and 4 strokes over St. Charles Prep. The Bombers were led by a pair of juniors, Garrett Madden and George Mitchell, who both shot 2 under par 70. Those two were followed by junior Nathan Voytek who fired a 74 and sophomore Oscar Zimmerman who shot a 77. Junior Parker Getgey played well and shot an 80.
Another Varsity team played Bishop Fenwick HS in a match play event, a new format approved by the OHSAA this year, at Weatherwax GC on Friday. St. Xavier won the match 3.5 to 2.5 on the Par 72 Woodside to Meadows 18. See below for results (18 hole score).
Senior John Robertson (74) lost 3 and 2 to Miles Jena (74)
Senior Jake Riegert (84) lost 1 down to Griffin Braun (82)
Senior Matthew Reuter (76) won 6 and 4 vs Andrew Lieb (86)
Junior Nick Durstock (77) won 6 and 5 vs Patrick Mullin (82)
Junior Daniel Hogan (83) won 3 and 1 vs Jacob Schregg (95)
Junior Davis Lipp (87) halved vs Josh Childs (89)
On Saturday, the Bombers headed to Beavercreek GC, home of the District Tournament this season, to take on Lakota East HS in a 12 v 12 matchup where the top 8 scores counted for both sides. St. Xavier won with a score of 606 while Lakota East turned in a total score of 642. St. Xavier was led by juniors Cameron Frazier and Madden who both shot 1 over 73. In very windy conditions, the Bombers turned in great scores and played very well. See below for the complete team scores from Saturday at Beavercreek GC.
Junior Cameron Frazier - 73
Junior Garrett Madden - 73
Senior Zachary Pavlin - 75
Senior John Robertson - 75
Junior George Mitchell - 76
Junior Parker Getgey - 78
Junior Michael Prebles - 78
Junior Nathan Voytek - 78
Sophomore Oscar Zimmerman - 78
Junior Duke Alf - 81
Senior Alec Braun - 82
Senior Jake Riegert - 82
The Bombers have a very busy week ahead as they send multiple teams to multiple sites this week. On Monday, one Varsity team will head to play at Kinsale CC for the Olentangy Liberty Invitational in Columbus, OH as another team will head south to Kentucky to play at Summit Hills CC for the Steve Flesch Invitational hosted by Covington Catholic. Another squad will head north to the Elk Invite at Yankee Trace GC in Springboro, OH on Monday as well. On Tuesday, there will be a Varsity team at the St. Ignatius Invitational/Jesuit Cup at Red Tail CC in Avon, OH while another squad will stay in town and participate at the Anderson Invitational at Legendary Run. Another team will round out the Tuesday schedule when they head to Dayton CC for the Oakwood Invitational. On Wednesday, an all senior team will play at Shale Creek GC in the Walker Jones Invitational hosted by Medina HS. On Thursday, there will be a team that heads to the New Albany Invitational at New Albany Links in New Albany, OH. Friday will be an off day before 3 invitational tournaments on Saturday, August 13th which includes the St. Xavier Invitational at Maketewah CC in the afternoon.
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