Waterford going back to state

Wildcats capture third straight district crown

Courtesy photo The Waterford High girls golf team, led by Ashley Offenberger’s (far left) score of 84, won the Ohio Division II Southeast District championship Tuesday in Ashville, Ohio.

ASHVILLE, Ohio — For the third year in a row, the Waterford High girls golf team has won district championship.

Tuesday at Upper Landsdowne Golf Course, the Wildcats scored 358 as a team to place first at the Division II Southeast District tournament and punch their ticket to next week’s state tournament.

Waterford had won the district title each of the past two seasons and, with the entire lineup back this season, made it a three-peat.

The Cris Baker-coached Wildcats posted three of the top five individual scores, and all five Waterford golfers finished in the top 10.

Ashley Offenberger was two strokes behind Fairland’s Hanna Shrout’s 82 for medalist honors. Offenberger carded an 84 to finish second.

Kenzie Dietz was third overall with an 89, with Bri Hart a stroke behind at 90 to finish tied for fourth.

Liz Leach was eighth with a 95 while Abigail Eichmiller was tied for 10th with a 97 to round out Waterford’s scores.

In the same match, Belpre’s Madalynn Roby carded an impressive 92 as an individual, but did not qualify for state.

The state tournament is scheduled for Oct. 13-14 at the Ohio State University Gray Course in Columbus.