Ben Logan’s Ricketts puts on solid showing at district tourney

Golf

Benjamin Logan freshman Ethan Ricketts competed in the Division II district golf tournament Monday at Beavercreek Golf Course.

The top three teams and the top three individuals not on a qualifying team advanced to the state tournament later this week in Columbus.

Summit Country Day won the district championship with 338, Alter was runner-up with 341 and Oakwood grabbed the last state berth with 342. Springfield Shawnee’s Grant Engle was the tournament medalist with a low round of 73.

A freshman, Ricketts finished 29th out of 72 golfers with an 89. He carded a 46 on the front and had a 43 on the back.

“As a coach, I’ve never witnessed a player’s entire round that was so different,” said BL head coach Chris Conley. “Tee to green, I don’t think Ethan could have played much better. He struggled, though, with chipping and putting. The encouraging part about that is it’s the easiest area to improve quickly. Ethan is only a freshman so the experience will benefit him immensely.”