By: Bryan Waltersbwalters@heartlandpublications.com
September 26, 2012
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — For senior Treay McKinney, the season continues. For the rest of the Meigs golf team, the fall campaign is officially over.
McKinney was one of five golfers to individually advance to next week’s district tournament at Pickaway Country Club following Tuesday’s Division II sectional championship at the Chillicothe Jaycees Course in Ross County.
McKinney picked up the final district qualifying spot by shooting an 85 over 18 holes, which joined the Marauder senior with fellow qualifiers Adam Sharp (77) of McClain, Andrew Harley (78) of New Lexington, Tyler Nartker (84) of Waverly and Andrew Pettenski (84) of Westfall.
Those five golfers, plus the top five finishing teams from Tuesday’s match, all advance to Wednesday’s district tournament in Circleville, Ohio.
The Marauders finished 14th out of 16 squads with a team tally of 390. McKinney led MHS with an 85, followed by matching 99s from Gage Gilkey and Chris Folmer. David Davis rounded out the team score with a 107, while Taylor Rowe also recorded a 111 for the Maroon and Gold.
Unioto won the team title with a 322, followed by runner-up Fairfield Union with a 333. Washinton Court House (341), Sheridan (345) and Miami Trace (346) were the other teams that advanced to district play next week. Sam Calvin of Unioto was also the medalist with a 2-over par round of 74.
McClain (352), Westfall (359), Logan Elm (360), Waverly (367) and New Lexington (369) finished six through 10, while Alexander (377), Zane Trace (379) and Circleville (387) all placed ahead of Meigs. Athens (392) and Vinton County (421) rounded out the final two spots in the 16-team field.