Thursday, August 18, 2022

Three from CVC place among top 20 at state golf

COLUMBUS–Led by two top 20 finishers, Independence finished in fifth place at the 2020 OHSAA Division II Girls’ Golf Championships on the Gray Course at Ohio State University.

The Blue Devils, who won the Division II state title in 2017, ended the two-day tournament with 713 strokes. Lima Central Catholic won the team championship with 630 strokes, Tuscarawas Valley was second with 683 and Laurel was third with 689. Columbus School for Girls placed fourth with 694 strokes.

Morgan Pascarella closed out her career with an 11th place finish as an individual. She shot 83 on Friday and closed the tournament with a 75 on Saturday. She was the fifth scorer on Independence’s state title team four years ago.

Allie Ksiazka also placed among the top 20 as she shot a 169 to finish in 20th place. Molly McGreal carded a 189 for the Blue Devils and Reese Vilcheck closed out the scoring with a 197. Emma Konopa also competed for Independence and finished with a 204.

Hawken sophomore Ella Wong placed at state for the second straight season.

Wong finished eighth with a 151.

She shot a 76 on Friday and closed out the tournament with a 75 on Saturday.

Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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