JACKSON, Ohio — The Gallia Academy golf team made the most of its trial run Tuesday night at Franklin Valley Golf Course after claiming a 18-stroke victory over the field during a non-conference quad match in Jackson County.
The Blue Devils had five individuals fire sub-40 rounds while posting a winning team score of 152. Portsmouth was second overall with a 170, with Jackson (190) and River Valley (197) rounding out the back half of the team standings.
Rob Canady led the Blue Devils with a co-medalist effort of 3-over par 37, while Dares Hamid and Brady Curry fired matching 38s in the triumph. Sean Saltzgaber and Zach Graham each added a 39 to round out the winning team tally.
Bruce Moreaux shot a 43 for GAHS, while Marcus Moore and Logan Rosier added respective efforts of 47 and 58. The Blue Devils recorded three birdies on the day, two of which were fired by Hamid.
Logan Sheets and Jacob Gilmore both led the Raiders with matching 46s, followed by Jordan Howell with a 48. Zach Morris completed the team tally with a 57, followed by respective efforts of 63 and 64 from Jordan Swisher and Cliff Chapman.
Brandon Jones led the runner-up Trojans with a co-medalist effort of 37, followed by Trent Rodbell with 42 and Levi Porter with 43. Drew Miller completed the PHS scoring with a 48.
Evan Massie paced Jackson with a 42, followed by identical 49s from Dakota Simpson and Logan Simpson. Nick Bechtel rounded out the Ironmen scoring with a 50.
The Blue Devils — who currently sit three wins back of league-leading Warren in the standings — will complete the SEOAL golf season Thursday at Franklin Valley Golf Course.