By: Bryan Waltersbwalters@heartlandpublications.com
September 12, 2012
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — After missing out on a repeat as Southeastern Ohio Athletic League champions last week, the Gallia Academy golf team has apparently turned its full attention toward the postseason following a solid six-shot victory over Chesapeake and Warren Tuesday evening at Cliffside Golf Course.
The host Blue Devils — playing in their first match since finishing the 2012 SEOAL campaign Thursday in Jackson — fired a team tally of 156, which was six shots ahead of runner-up Chesapeake (162). The newly-crowned SEOAL champion Warriors finished third at the tri-match with a total of 168.
Rob Canady led the Blue Devils with an even par round of 36, which earned the senior medalist honors on the day. Zach Graham was next with a 39, followed by Dares Hamid and Brady Curry with respective efforts of 40 and 41 to round out the winning score.
Sean Saltzgaber added a 44 for the Blue Devils, while Bruce Moreaux was next with a 45. Marcus Moore and Logan Rosier also fired respective rounds of 51 and 59 for the hosts.
Shane Stevens led the Panthers with a 38, while Nick Duffield and Drew Oxley added matching efforts of 40s. Seth Waggoner and Eric Sias both shot 50s, while Jacob Henson added a round of 50.
Zach McKenna paced Warren with a 41, followed by identical 42s from Steve Farley and Adam Lang. Michael Sams concluded the team tally with a 43, while Alex Flesher and Reece Patton chipped in respective efforts of 46 and 47.
GAHS recorded three birdies on the day, including a pair from Canady and one from Curry. No Blue Devil had more than 19 putts on the day.