Three-peat Medalist Jones Leads SHS Girls To District

GALION - For the third year in a row, Alexis Jones was the medalist at the Division II Sectional golf tournament played Tuesday at Valley View Golf Course.

The junior from Shelby, who was the runner-up for medalist honors last fall at the state tournament, opened her pursuit of a third consecutive berth in the state tourney by firing a one-over par 74.

She edged out Huron senior Kylie Greulich, who turned in a 76, for top honors in the sectional. They were only two golfers out of the field of 68 competitors to break 80.

The work by Jones, who went out in 38 and came back in 36, and her three teammates also helped the Lady Whippets secure a spot in next week's district tournament to be held at Sycamore Springs Golf Course near Arlington.

The SHS girls tallied 361 strokes and finished behind Sandusky Bay Conference powers Huron (353) and Edison (359).

The third-best score of the day was posted by Shelby sophomore Claire Korbas with 83. She started with a 44 and finished with 39.

Freshman Alexis Uplinger, in her first year of golf, turned in a 46 and a 50 to finish with 96 for the Whippets.

After missing a tournament over the weekend due to being ill and still not at 100 percent for the sectional, SHS sophomore Emma Roberts survived a brutal first nine of 61 and roared back with a 47 to end with 108 for the red and gray.

Finishing fourth in the field was Lexington with 368. Rounding out the list were Clear Fork (403), Buckeye Central (411), Vermilion (454), Galion (462), Norwalk St. Paul (488) and Wynford (538).

Twelve other schools were also represented, but none had four golfers to qualify for a team score.

Sophomore Madeline Baker competed for Plymouth and had a score of 107 (55-52).

The district tournament will be played Monday. The top three teams and the top three individual scores not on a qualifying team will advance to the state tournament to be held October 16-17 at the Ohio State University Gray Course in Columbus.

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