Annie Stimmel of the Hilliard Davidson High School girls golf team has emerged as one of the top players in the OCC-Ohio Division.
After averaging 89 and making second-team all-league a year ago, the junior is fourth in the league through three rounds with a stroke total of 253, behind Gahanna's Emily Hughes (229), Pickerington North's Lavonca Davis (247) and Thomas Worthington's Sydney Kelly (250).
The fourth and final round of the OCC-Ohio tournament will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Westchester.
In the third round Aug. 26 at The Links at Groveport, Stimmel tied Pickerington North's Krista Moore for second with an 80 behind Hughes (78).
"(We've) had a successful start," coach Robert Winland said.
"The team has been looking for leadership (and) this void has been filled with the play of many members, including Annie Stimmel. ... Solid play has also been turned in by senior captain Sydney Weadock and junior Katherine Zacheis."
The Wildcats shot 384 in the third round to place fifth behind Pickerington North (344), Canal Winchester (365), Upper Arlington (375) and Gahanna (376) and ahead of Lancaster (471).
Junior Josie Brown had Davidson's second-best score in the round with a 91, followed by Weadock (103), Zacheis (110) and freshman Caroline Martin (114).
Pickerington North is first in the OCC-Ohio standings at 18-0, followed by UA (13-5), Canal Winchester (12-6), Gahanna (11-7), Davidson (6-12), Thomas (3-10, did not have team score in third round), Lancaster (1-17) and Hilliard Darby (0-7, did not have team score in first and third rounds).
Scott, McDaniels leading Panthers
Darby posted a team score in only one of the first three rounds of the OCC-Ohio tournament, shooting 457 to place last of eight teams in the second round Aug. 12 at Mentel Memorial.
Lancaster finished seventh in the round with a 447.
In the third round, sophomore Hailey Scott carded a 102 and junior Lydia McDaniels shot 104 to lead the Panthers.
Also competing are junior Anna Burkhart and freshman Gabrielle Hawthorne, who is new to the sport.
Through three rounds, Scott has a 295 stroke total and McDaniels has totaled 306.
Seniors standing out for Jaguars
After placing fifth (405) in the second round of the OCC-Capital tournament Aug. 12 at The Links at Groveport, Bradley finished fifth again in the third round Aug. 26 at Westchester.
The Jaguars shot 373 to finish behind five-time defending league champion Dublin Coffman (291), Worthington Kilbourne (329), Marysville (348) and Westerville South (364) and ahead of Westerville Central (381) and Grove City (385).
Bradley is tied with South for fourth in the OCC-Capital at 6-11 heading into the final round Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Royal American Links.
Coffman sits atop the league at 17-0, followed by Kilbourne (14-3) and Marysville (11-6). Rounding out the standings are Grove City (3-14), Westerville Central (1-5, did not have team score in first and second rounds) and Westerville North (0-6, did not have team score in first and third rounds).
Seniors Caitlin Silva and Zoe Banaag are averaging 83 (249 stroke total) and 83.7 (251) in league play, respectively, through three rounds.
Senior Ashley Bisciotti and freshman Claire Wagener also have played in each round of the league tournament.
Freshman Haylee Lombardi played in the first and three rounds and junior Kendra Fullen played in the second round.