The Westerville North High School boys golf team could use the Division I sectional Wednesday at The Players Club as an opportunity to use players from a strong junior varsity to give them postseason experience for next season, or it could go with the five players who competed in the final round of league play Sept. 17.

The Westerville North High School boys golf team could use the Division I sectional Wednesday at The Players Club as an opportunity to use players from a strong junior varsity to give them postseason experience for next season, or it could go with the five players who competed in the final round of league play Sept. 17.

The Warriors shot a 352 to place sixth in the last round of play in the OCC-Cardinal Division. Coach Randy Patton said he planned to use last Saturday's Howlett Invitational and last Tuesday's regular-season finale against DeSales to determine the postseason roster.

"We've been up and down for a few weeks," Patton said. "We're just going to give these kids a chance to play. We know Jerome was the best in our league, no question about that. Those teams ahead of us in the league have a lot of quality seniors. We've integrated our young kids into the lineup because some of them deserve to be up there."

North has a 9 a.m. tee time in a group with Thomas Worthington and Teays Valley. There are many probable players that could be on that team, but the only certain person to compete Wednesday is senior John Stanley, who Patton called the team's "anchor" this season.

Stanley led the team with an 83 in the final round of league play. Will Sulcebarger (88), Ryan Weldon (88), Joey Detty (93) and David Monaco (95) followed.

The Warriors finishing fourth in the league standings at 12-16 behind Dublin Jerome (28-0), Olentangy Liberty (22-6) and Olentangy (20-8). Marysville was fifth at 11-17 followed by Westerville Central (10-18), Dublin Scioto (8-20) and Westerville South (0-28).

•Central has a 9:52 a.m. tee time Oct. 1 in the sectional at Darby Creek, joining Delaware and Scioto. After the final round of the OCC-Cardinal tournament, where the Warhawks shot a 335 to finish sixth, coach Kenny Lee said he expected to keep that same lineup for the postseason.

In the final round, Alex Foster and David Smith both shot 80 to lead the team, ahead of Lucas Schamaun (82), Ryan Willis (93) and Ammar Kahn (95).

The Warhawks competed at Darby Creek in the second round of OCC play Aug. 18 and shot a 330, which was their best league round, as Smith (78) and Willis (76) led the way.

Lee wanted to return there because he thinks the course layout suits a younger team better. Lucas Schamaun is the team's lone returnee from last year's postseason roster and Lee used most of this season rotating the other pieces of the lineup.

"When you look at Darby Creek, it kind of plays into our game," Lee said. "Guys can score well. The five guys that we have who are going hit the ball on the fairways. Darby's kind of open, not a lot of tree trouble. I think all in all it just plays better for us."

•South will tee off at 10:20 a.m. Oct. 1 in the sectional at Granville, which was the site of the final round of OCC-Cardinal play.

The Wildcats shot a 365 to finish last. Jeff Haney led the team with an 89, followed by Mitchell Moore (90), Brent Gonzalez (91), Will Otworth (95) and Bryan Stehmeyer (103).

The Wildcats are in a sectional group that also includes Lancaster and Whetstone.