COLUMBUS — Five local junior golfers were honored recently on the All-Central District golf team.
Charlie Phillips was named Central District Player of the Year for Division I, as voted on by coaches and media.
His teammate, Brody Harwell, was named as Honorable Mention.
Ranked 94th nationally by the American Junior Golf Association, Phillips has four top-20 finishes in AJGA events this summer, and played in the Ohio High School Golf Championship three times, finishing third in his senior year with a 148 (73-75). He finished in the top 15 in both his freshman and junior years.
Phillips is expected to sign a written letter of intent with Kent State.
“He overpowers a golf course. I’ve never seen a junior golfer make as many birdies as Charlie does,” Kent State head golf coach Herb Page said.
Harwell helped the Yellow Jackets to a second-place finish in the Ohio Capital Conference. Harwell’s 80.8 average earned him second team All-OCC honors. Harwell had a 78 in the district tournament, just five strokes off the cutoff point for advancement to the state tournament.
Centerburg’s Garrison Myles and Troy Lemke were each named to Division III All-District First Team.
Myles finished third as an individual in the Division III state golf tournament. Lemke’s 80 on the final round helped propel the Trojans to a sixth-place finish in the state.