2016 DJHS Men's Golf Team
Congratulations to all 19 young men that made the 2016 DJHS Men's Golf Team. The first competition begins Monday and we are looking forward to a fantastic year for all three teams. Thank you again to all the parent volunteers and the alumni players for their time in helping make sure tryouts ran smooth.
Varsity Green Team
The 2016 Jerome Golf season is off to a strong start with both the Varsity Green team and Varsity Gold team capturing victories in the first invitationals of the season. The Green team posted a team score of 287, 1 under par at Yankee Trace GC for the Centerville Invitational. Blake Solomon carded a 4 under par 68 to earn medalisty honors and lead the team effort. Jackson Chandler followed with a 1 under par 71. Davis Root fired a 1 over par 73 and Will Birkholz posted a 3 over 75 to round out the team score. Jack Herceg battled for a 4 over 76. Awesome win and great start to the season!!!! Tomorrow the Green team will begin their quest to capture a 13 consecutive OCC title with their first OCC event at Darby Creek GC.
Centerville Invitational Champions
The Green team started off their OCC play with a team win, finishing with a score of 294 to edge out Dublin Scioto by 12 shots. Play was led by Blake Solomon who posted a 2 under par 70 earning his second medalist honors in his first two tournaments. Jackson Chandler and Will Birkholz both carded 74's. Jack Herceg rounded out the team score with a 76 and Davis Root finished with a 77. Great start to our first team goal of winning the OCC!!
After a long day at the Palmer and Jones courses at Spiedel in Wheeling W.Va. the boys posted a team total score of 603 to capture the Wheeling Park invitational over second place Fairmont. The play was led by Blake Solomon who posted a 147, followed by Jackson Chandler with a 151, Jack Herceg rallied in the second round to card a 152. Davis Root rounded out the team score with a 153 and Will Birkholz finished with a 159. It was a great experience for the boys and almost 11 hours of golf to finish the 36 holes. Great job boys and fun trip!!
The Green team finished 3rd at the Hudson Explorer Invitational on 8/16 with a team score of 313. It was a tough, windy day and the scores reflected the difficulty of the conditions. Play was led by Senior Jack Herceg who posted a 74 followed by Blake Solomon with a 76. Jackson Chandler battled for a 79 and Davis Root and Will Birkholz both carded a pair of 84's. We need to keep grinding when we get off to a bad start and not let the first few holes dictate the outcome of our entire round. Keep working hard!!! Green competes at Moeller Invitational in Cincinnati on Saturday.
Varsity Green finished 4th at the Toledo St. Johns Invitational at Inverness Club. The Celts shot a team score of 320 on a tough Inverness Club golf course. Play was led by Jack Herceg and Blake Solomon who both posted 79's, followed by Jackson Chandler carding and 80. Davis Root rounded out the team score with an 82. Let's continue to keep working hard to improve as the season continues. Green will play at Pinnacle this Saturday for the UA invitational.
Varsity Gold Team
The Varsity Gold team dominated the North Union Invitational at Glenross GC winning by an impressive 18 strokes with a team score of 290. Jon Forbes earned medalist honors winning a 2 hole playoff over Liam Millen who earned medalist runner-up honors. Both Jon and Liam posted 71's to get in the playoff for 1st place. Nick Karlik carded and even par 72, followed by David Haimbaugh with a 76 and Miles Miller rounded out the scores with a 78. Fantastic start to the season. Gold will play the Oakwood Invitational tomorrow at Dayton CC, keep up the awesome play!!!!
North Union Invitational Champions
Varsity Gold team added to their winning streak with a team score of 305 to capture the Celtic Challenge Title. Playe was led by Nick Karlik who was medalist runner-up with a 74. Liam Millen carded a 76 followed by David Haimbaugh posting a 77. Miles Miller rounded out the team score with a 78 and Ethan Snyder began his season with a solid start posting a 79. Awesome win gentleman!!!
Gold team placed 4th at the Oakwood Invitational at Dayton CC on 8/9. Ethan Snyder led the team with a 74 followed by Nick Karlik posting a 76. David Haimbaugh carded a 78. Liam Millen rounded out the team score with an 81.
The Gold team continues its strong play finishing 5th in the New Albany invitational with a team score of 311. Nick Karlik has continued his solid play posting a 75 and David Haimbaugh continues to put up great scores for the team with a 76. Mason Wagner making his first tournament of the season carded a 79 and Jon Forbes rounded out the team score with an 81. Really great finish in a strong field of Varsity teams from central Ohio!! Great job boys, way to represent!!
The Gold team has had some unfortunate weather issues with two matches being rained out. They finally were able to get in a complete round at the Dublin Invitational at Golf Club of Dublin with a team score of 316 to take 5th in the 17 team field. It was a strong field with windy conditions and the team 5th place finish is very respectable. Play was led with Liam Millen who fired a 76 followed by David Haimbaugh with a 78. Nick Karlik posted a 79 to help the team and Jon Forbes rounded out the team score with an 83. Miles Miller grinded for an 86. Keep up the strong play boys!!!
Varsity Gold edged out Olentangy Liberty at Tartan Fields with a team score of 161. Play was led by Jon Forbes with a 37 which earned him medalist honors. Liam Millen posted a 40, followed by Nick Karlik, Mason Wagner, and Ethan Snyder all carding 42's to round out the team score. Way to go Celts!!! The Gold team will face Dublin Coffman at Darby Creek on 8/25!
The JV team began their season with a respectable 7th place finish out of the 20 team field at the St. Charles Invitational. Team play was led by Ben Virant who posted an 80, followed by JT McKibben with an 85. Joey Westerheide carded an 88. Ryan Norkin and Brock Izzo rounded out the team score with a pair of 95's. Keep working hard and staying positive and try and improve on that team score in the next event. Both the JV and Varsity Gold team will tee it up in the Celtic Challenge tomorrow!
The JV team had another good showing finishing 6th at the Celtic Challenge with a team score of 330. Play was led by Ben Virant with a 78 and JT McKibben posting a 79. Joey Westerheide carded an 84 and Keegan Heinlen rounded out the team score with an 89. Charles Ungurean began his season carding a 90. Great finish is a very strong field. Keep up the solid play!!
The JV team continues to edge closer to their first tournament win finishing runner-up at the Wellington Invitational at Rolling Meadows. Joey Westerheide posted a 75 and tied for medalist runner-up posting his first sub 80 round. Awesome job. Ben Virant continues to be consistent for the Celts carding a 78 his third consecutive sub 80 round. Great job Ben. JT McKibben followed with an 80 and Ryan Norkin finished with an 82 to round out the team score. Way to go boys!!!
Wellington Invitational Runner-Up
JV team had their match at Pinnacle CC cut short to a 9 hole match on 8/16. The team fired a score of 175 and fell a few shots short of UA and St. Charles. JT McKibben led the way with a 42. Keegan Heinlen and Joey Westerheide both posted 44's and Ben Virant rounded out the team score with a 45. Keep working hard boys!!!
The JV team gave UA a run for their money at Golf Club of Dublin firing a team score of 172. JT McKibben led the way with a 39, followed by Ben Virant with a 42. Joey Westerheide and Ryan Norkin finished up the team score with a 45 and 46. The JV team will see St. Charles at TCC on 8/25!
2015 Season Highlights
2015 State Runner-Up
The Celtics capped off a record breaking season finishing Runner-Up at the 2015 State Championship at OSU Scarlet on October 23 & 24. The Celtics fired a day two low score of 305 but the ralley fell short of St. Xavier and overcomming their 13 shot lead that they carried into day 2 from day 1. The Celtics still have a great deal to celebrate breaking two Jerome School records. First the team low tournament score of 8 under par as a team at Pinnacle CC for the UA Invitational. The previous record was 5 under par as a team. The second record is the season record of 283-4, which is the best season record on file at Jerome. All 5 players earned numerous honors for the season. Cam Root earned 1st team All-OCC, 2nd team All-District, 1st team All-Ohio, and was Jerome athlete of the week. Adam Stephens earned 1st team All-OCC, 2nd team All-District, 2nd team All-Ohio, and was the Dispatch athlete of the week. Cam Solomon earned 2nd team All-OCC and 2nd team All-District honors. Grant Lewis also earned 2nd team All-OCC and 2nd team All-District honors. Jack Herceg rounds out the team earning 1st team All-OCC, 1st team All-District, and JJ Huddle athlete of the week honors. Awesome season gentlemen!!!! It is good to be a CELTIC!!!!
Thank you to all the current players, current parents, alumni players, and alumni parents who came out to Scarlet to cheer on the boys, I know it made a huge difference for the guys!!!! The work for the 2016 season begins now, it will be a difficult task to fill the shows of our seniors who are graduating!! Let's continue to work hard, and stay positive and GO CELTS!!!!
2015 District Champions!!
2015 OCC Cardinal Division Champions
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