St. Charles Golf Team Finishes 7th in Division I State Golf Tournament

The St. Charles Golf Team gained valuable experience placing 7th in the Division I State Golf Tournament held Oct. 19 and 20 at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course. All but senior Oliver Mauntel will return to the team next year to build on their accomplishment. Out of the 12 competing schools, the Cardinals shot a team score of 664 to finish behind champion Dublin Jerome (625).

“That’s huge to be here,” coach Brian Unk said. “I was really excited we got here for our kids to experience this, and to get to know what it is like is great. They got here and now they will want to work hard to get back here.”

The Cardinals were led by Oliver Mauntel, who was their lone senior at state. He tied for 12th of 72 golfers with a 159, leading St. Charles on both days with rounds of 80 and 79. Junior Vince Campagni tied for 30th (167), followed by sophomore Jason Zehala (tied for 33rd, 168), junior Michael Shyu (tied for 38th, 170) and sophomore Reece Yakubov (tied for 50th, 176).

St. Charles finished second (302) at sectional behind Dublin Coffman (300); second (309) behind eventual state champion Dublin Jerome (293) in the district tournament Oct. 9 at Apple Valley; and won its 11th consecutive Central Catholic League title, going 4-0.

(Photo) From left — Michael Shyu ’20 (Jackson Middle School), Vince Campagni ’20 (St. Brigid of Kildare School, St. Brigid of Kildare Parish), Oliver Mauntel ’19 (St. Agatha School, St. Agatha Parish), Reece Yakubov ’21 (Wellington, St. Agatha Parish) and Jason Zehala ’21 (St. Paul School, St. Paul Parish).

Great job men!