Moldovan finished as the state co-medalist with a score of 149.
For the second consecutive year, Green junior boys golfer Maxwell Moldovan is a state champion.
Moldovan finished as state co-medalist by shooting a 149 Friday and Saturday at the Ohio State Scarlet Course. Moldovan finished tied with Dublin Jerome's Jackson Chandler for first place.
Moldovan had a chance to win the state title outright with a birdie attempt on 18. Moldovan's shot was on target but lipped out. Moldovan covered his mouth in disbelief and dropped his hands to his side as he watched the shot swirl around the cup and fall out.
“It feels good obviously, but I made a couple mistakes coming down the stretch that cost me being outright medalist,” Moldovan said. “To be co-medalist is still a blessing, so I’ll take it. It feels a little bit different than last year but it’s still a great feeling. I just want to keep working hard this offseason to make sure it’s just me that wins next year.”
The Jackson boys finished fifth in the team standings with a 658. Dublin Jerome won the team title with a 652.
Christian Tomak was the top finisher for the Polar Bears. Tomak shot a 156 and finished eighth to earn All-Ohio honors. Golfers who finish in the top 10 at the tournament are named All-Ohio.
“It was awesome,” Tomak said. “For me and Mark [Dilling], two seniors, it was our last high school golf match ever and it was a great experience for the other guys.”
Andrew Wyss finished tied for 18th overall for Jackson with a 162. Mark Dilling tied for 24th with a 164. Andrew Dauk finished tied for 50th with a 176. Ben Ramold was 66th with a 187.
Lake's Alex Anderson finished tied for 36th with a 169. GlenOak's Brandon Jatich was tied for 53rd with a 179.
Ardelean earns All-Ohio honors
Hoover senior Madison Ardelean earned All-Ohio honors by finishing tied for eighth place with a 148 on the Ohio State Gray Course.
The Vikings finished tied for seventh place as a team with a 675. New Albany won the team title with a 592.
Also placing for Hoover were Grace May (36th, 167), Mattie Muckleroy (43rd, 171), Emily Czubaj (63, 189) and Campbell Young (70, 203).
Jackson finished sixth with a 662. Placing for the Polar Bears were Anastasia Nikolaidis (15th, 155), Avery Wright (33rd, 166), Savana Porter (36th, 167), Sydney Scibetta (49th, 174) and Abrielle Nikolaidis (58th, 182).
GlenOak was ninth with a 681. Finishing for the Golden Eagles were Jessica Hahn (15th, 155), Madison Reemsnyder (21st, 157), Lauren Petro (54, 181), Faith Brown (63rd, 189) and Tina Athans (68th, 192).