GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Everybody else is playing for second.
Logan captured its first league golf title since the 2001 campaign Thursday night with a five-stroke victory over the field in the fourth of five Southeastern Ohio Athletic League matches, this one held at Cliffside Golf Course in the Old French City.
The Chieftains (16-0) picked up their fourth consecutive SEOAL victory this fall by posting a team score of 168, which was five shots ahead of runner-up Gallia Academy (173). Warren (177), Jackson (179) and Portsmouth (181) rounded out Thursday’s final three spots.
The Blue Devils, with the second place finish at home, currently sit third in the overall standings with a 7-9 SEOAL mark. The Ironmen (9-7) are still in second place, while Warren (5-11) and Portsmouth (4-12) round out the top-five.
The Blue Devils were led by Dares Hamid with a 3-over par effort of 39, which included an eagle on the ninth hole. Bruce Moreaux was next with a 40, while Zach Graham, Marcus Moore and Miles Cornwell each fired a 47.
Jeremy Brumfield also shot a 50 on the day for GAHS, which must finish two spots ahead of Jackson in the final match at Franklin Valley Golf Course next Thursday to secure a share of second place for the year.
Evan Massie of Jackson earned medalist honors with a 2-over par round of 38. Jared Walker led LHS with a 41, while Brandon Jones paced PHS with a 40. Kyler Dennis also had a 43 to lead the Warriors.