When he learned that the Worthington Christian High School boys golf team would be moving from Division II to Division III for this year’s postseason, Wellington coach Craig Mosier wondered if his Jaguars and the Warriors would end up in a showdown for the district’s lone state berth.

That ended up being the case Oct. 4 at Denison Golf Club at Granville, as Worthington Christian shot a 313 to edge Wellington (318) for the district championship.

Newark Catholic (347) finished third, followed by Morral Ridgedale (352), Fairbanks (354) and Cardington (403).

Worthington Christian will compete in the state tournament Oct. 13 and 14 at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course.

“It feels pretty good,” Warriors coach Zac Hess said. “It really wasn’t until we started the front 9, which was our second 9, that we started playing better.”

East Knox’s Drew Salyers was medalist with a 69 and advanced to state individually.

Junior Tyler Jones carded a 73 to finish second and lead Worthington Christian. Also competing for the Warriors were junior Blake Lawson (79), senior Jake Hoheisel (80) and juniors Will Evans (81) and Cole Brooks (85).

Wellington was led by freshman Carsten Judge, who shot a 77 to finish fourth. Also competing for the Jaguars were junior Jack Doody (78), sophomore Aidan Schumer (81), junior Jay Briggs (82) and sophomore Garrett Thesing (85).

“We played OK, but (Worthington Christian was) five shots better,” Mosier said.

Representing Grandview at district were junior Aaron Cincione, who tied Lawson for sixth with a 79, and senior Matthew York, who tied Schumer and Evans for 10th with an 81.

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