MIAMISBURG – The Versailles girls golf team qualified for state by finishing third in an Ohio High School Athletic Association district tournament at PipeStone Golf Club.
Versailles shot a 372 in the Division II sectional to earn the final state-qualifying spot. The Lady Tigers join champion Chaminade Julienne with a 362 and runner up Alter with a 369 as the teams to qualify for state from the Southwest District.
Kenton Ridge finished fourth with a 381, Carroll finished fifth with a 385, Fenwick finished sixth with a 390, Miami East finished seventh with a 398, Indian Hill finished eighth with a 402, Fort Loramie finished ninth with a 410, Russia finished 10th with a 411, McNicholas finished 11th with a 430, and Wyoming finished 12th with a 448.
Senior Maddie Covault led Versailles with an 18-hole round of 87 in the district tournament to place 13th overall. Also for the Lady Tigers, junior Lauren Heitkamp shot a 91 to place 18th, sophomore Lauren Durham shot a 96 to place 29th, sophomore Jorja Pothast shot a 98 to place 32nd, and freshman Morgan Heitkamp shot a 124 to place 68th.
Arcanum senior Haleigh Shaffer shot a 104 to place 45th and end her season.
Monroe junior Sammi Blackburn was the tournament medalist with an 18-hole round of 71. She qualified for state individually along with Seven Hills senior Alyssa Akiyama, who shot a 73, and Fort Loramie junior Emily Knouff, who shot a 75.
Versailles now advances to the Division II state girls golf tournament, which will be held Oct. 16 and 17 at The Ohio State University Gray Course in Columbus.
For complete results from the district meet, visit http://www.baumspage.com/golf/gevent.php?peventID=24&table=C.
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