Apparently, Lakewood High School senior Kara Glaser never met a golf cart she liked.

Apparently, Lakewood High School senior Kara Glaser never met a golf cart she liked.

The senior refused to ride in one during both of her seasonsplaying with thegirls team even, though she wears a prosthetic left leg and OHSAA rules allow for it in cases of injuries and other physical problems.

"My coach (Phil Sikorski) made me use a pull cart last year," Glaser said after her team finished eighth (441) during the inaugural Division II sectional last Tuesday at Foxfire as Columbus School for Girls (363), Olentangy Orange (418), Wellington (426) and Jonathan Alder (429) advanced to district. "I've never even been tempted, really. I didn't want to be off by myself in a cart. I always wanted to enjoy the company of the other players."

Sikorski witnessed such determination during the final MOGGL round two weeks ago while playing with Licking Valley's Alex Swearingen, who suffers from cerebral palsy, and two other players.

"The girls they were playing with, both of them had some sort of injury and were riding (in a cart). One of them even had a boot on her foot, but here was Kara and Alex out there walking the whole 18 holes and carrying their clubs," he said. "Kara usually doesn't make a point out of something like that, but this time she took notice and seemed real proud of the fact that Alex and her toughed it out."

Glaser never had played golf before she and three others formed the school's first girls team last fall. She tailored her swing to make up for the limited motion she has because of various pins and screws that remain in her left leg stemming from an accident while riding with her father, James, on his motorcycle six years ago. Her leg was amputated at the knee and she also broke and later re-broke her femur.

"I have trouble making a full turn with my hips so I just aim a little left of my target," she said.

Glaser carded a 118 last Tuesday in what likely will be the final competitive round of her playing career, and that was a 10-shot improvement compared with her most-recent round at Foxfire. Carli Crawford (99) paced the Lancers, who finished the regular season with a 39-28 overall record and were the MSL runners-up (22-4) behind Logan Elm (24-2).

Glaser became one of the team's leaders both on and off the course.

"When I needed something I always went to her. She has the pulse of everybody," Sikorski said. "She even led our fundraising charge this past summer. She just loves talking with people."

Granville (444), a first-year program, placed ninth last Tuesday and was followed by Heath (10th, 456) and Licking Valley (11th, 471). Heath's Paige Kelley also shot 99 to match Crawford's low round by a local individual.

ELSEWHERE -- Granville (312) defended its Division II boys sectional team title last Tuesday on its home course as Adam Finck carded a 74 for medalist honors. Northridge (third, 333) and Utica (fourth, 334) also qualified to play in the district tournament Monday at Cumberland Trail, where the top two teams and low two individuals not on a qualifying team advance to state.

Qualifying for the district tournament as individuals out of the Granville sectional were Lakewood's Brent Dill (82) and Licking Heights' Jay Jones (83) and William Ziklo (84). Licking Valley's Steve Breymaier (88) qualified out of last Tuesday's sectional at Players Club. The Panthers (358) finished fifth andmissed a district team berth by one place as Bexley (335) captured the title. The other team qualifiers were Orange (347), Amanda-Clearcreek (348) and Jonathan Alder (351).

In Division III, Newark Catholic's Zach Wilson (87) qualified as an individual out of last Tuesday's Darby Creek sectional, where Wellington (308) won the team championship and Columbus Academy (311), Fairbanks (327) and Mount Gilead (349) also advanced to district Wednesday in Circleville. The Green Wave (365) placed seventh.

The Division I sectionals will be played Wednesday. Newark is at Granville and Watkins Memorial at Darby Creek. The top four teams and low four individuals not on a qualifying team advance to district Oct. 7 at Apple Valley.