The numbers came up just short of working out for the Worthington Christian High School girls golf team in its bid to advance to the Division II state tournament for the first time.

On Oct. 1 at Darby Creek, the Warriors and Bloom-Carroll both shot 379, but the Bulldogs won the fifth-player tiebreaker to earn the only state-qualifying team berth from the six-team district tournament.

The state tournament is Oct. 12 and 13 on Ohio State’s Gray Course.

“Obviously very disappointing to end up tied and losing the tiebreaker, but our goal was to finish strong at the district,” coach Rick Kelley said. “Unfortunately it was one stroke short.”

Johnstown senior Gabby Thomas shot 71 to earn medalist honors and advance to state.

Worthington Christian sophomore Rena So was runner-up with a 78.

Columbus School for Girls was third (382) as sophomore Kate Kramer placed fifth (83).

Rounding out the scoring for Worthington Christian were senior Abigail Stevenson (92) and juniors Anna Opava (100) and Natalie Opava (109).

Also scoring for CSG were sophomore Caroline Kromalic (92), freshman Emily Bruce (100) and sophomore Isabella Minkin (107).

Another area competitor was Ready senior Eva Grace, who shot 115.

Rounding out the team scoring were Newark Catholic (393), Centerburg (412) and Licking Valley (430).

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