Canady 13th at state golf championships
by Bryan Walters
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gallia Academy senior Rob Canady completed a magnificent prep golf career on Saturday with a 13th-place finish at the 2012 OHSAA Division II Championships held at the Ohio State University Scarlet Course in Franklin County.
Canady — a three-time All-Southeastern Ohio Athletic League performer — carded a two-day score of 164, finishing 13 strokes off the winning tally of 151 posted by Cameron Willis of Eaton. Nick Duffield of Chesapeake and Tripp French of Dayton Oakwood shared runner-up honors with matching rounds of 157.
Canady — who was playing in his second straight state tournament — posted an 84 on Friday in his opening round, then finished strong with a 9-over par round of 80 on Saturday to complete his Blue Devil career. Canady had three birdies on the weekend, two of which came in the Friday round. Canady competed against 71 other golfers at the state event.
As a junior on the GAHS team that finished third at state, Canady posted a two-day effort of 177 — which earned him a share of 30th-place overall. That D-2 championship was held at North Star Golf Resort in Sunbury.
Dayton Oakwood won the D-2 team crown with a two-day tally of 639, followed by Canton Central Catholic with a runner-up effort of 658. Chagrin Falls (671), Kettering Archbishop Alter (673) and St. Clairsville (679) rounded out the top-five spots.
Chesapeake (694) and Unioto (722) — the two southeastern Ohio representatives — respectively finished seventh and 11th out of a dozen teams.
Complete results of the 2012 Division II OHSAA Golf Championships at the Scarlet Course are available on the web at ohsaa.org
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