St. C. Golfers Heading back to OHSAA State Tournament

GRANVILLE — The St. Clairsville Red Devils are headed back to the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Golf Tournament.

The Red Devils fired a 315, which was good enough for the second and final spot in next week’s state tournament, which will be held at Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course on Friday and Saturday.

The Devils were a stroke behind their season-long nemesis East Liverpool and finished two ahead of Columbus Bishop Watterson to earn the return trip after their efforts at the Granville Country Club.

Leading the way for the Red Devils was senior standout Zach Keylor, who fired a solid round of 2-over 74.

Keylor’s effort was good enough for co-medalist along with East Liverpool’s Blake Prince.

The round didn’t start well for Keylor. He went out and shot the first four holes in 3-over par, but finished the round at 1-under.

Junior Seth Vannoy, who transferred to St. C. from Marietta last winter, was the second best score for the Devils with a solid round of 5-over 77. Adam Jeffries had a round of 81 and senior Caden Myers finished with an 83 to round out the scoring. Included in Myers’ round was an impressive 1-under on the backside, which Oberdick said was the tougher half of the course.

Martins Ferry also took part in the district tournament. The Purple Riders put forth a solid sixth-place finish with a score of 329.

Senior Andrew Chlon led the Riders with a score of 77. Chase Stuckey posted an 81, while Taylor Shane checked in with an 83. Zac Riggenbach finished with an 88 to round out the Riders’ scoring.