Friday's opening round ended with Hahn and Breitenstine in title contention, while the Green boys are in third and the Hoover girls are in eighth
GlenOak's Jessica Hahn and Green's Cade Breitenstine are each in contention for a championship Friday after the opening round of the Division I state golf tournament at Ohio State's Scarlet and Gray Course. Both are in the top five in the girls and boys tournaments, respectively.
Hahn shot 1-over-par 71 on the Gray Course and is in fourth place in the girls tournament, three shots off the lead. Katie Hallinan of Cincinnati Walnut Hills leads after shooting 2-under 68.
Hahn qualified as an individual for the state tournament. This is the junior's third trip to state. She finished fourth as a freshman in 2015.
The Hoover girls qualified as a team and the Vikings are eighth after the first round. The Vikings shot a collective 58-over 338. Olentangy Orange leads the field with a 25-over 305, while Toledo St. Ursula Academy (309), Centerville (310) and Dublin Jerome (313) all are right behind.
Madison Ardelean is leading the way for Hoover. She shot 6-over 76 and is tied for 13th. Teammate Alexis Green shot 10-over 80 and is tied for 26th.
On the boys side, Breitenstine shot 1-over 73 and is tied for third in the boys tournament, 2 shots off the lead. Blake Solomon of Dublin Jerome leads at 1-under 71.
Breitenstine's play helped Green shoot 24-over 312 as a team, good for third. Jerome leads with a 7-over 295 followed by Olentangy Liberty (308).
Maxwell Moldovan (76, tied for 12th) and Jordan Conjerti (78, tied for 20th) were Green's other top performers Friday.
Jackson's Brock Hawkins is Stark County's lone boys qualifier. He shot 10-over 82 and is tied for 35th in his first trip to the state tournament.
The boys and girls tournaments conclude Saturday, with tee times starting at 9 a.m.
The Hoover girls will tee off at 9:50 a.m., on No. 10 on the Gray Course. Hahn tees off with two of the other leaders an hour later on Gray No. 1 at 10:50.
The boys again play the Scarlet Course, and Green tees off at 9:50 on No. 1 and Hawkins tees off at 10:40 on No. 10.