COLUMBUS, OH – The Columbus Academy Girls Golf Team claimed the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Division ll Girls Golf State Championship at the Ohio State University Golf Club Gray Course.
Contributing to the success of the Columbus Academy Vikings were four SOPGA Junior Tour members: Angela Hu, Caroline Zeiger, Eliza Freytag, and Eva Baker. After finding themselves atop the leaderboard thanks to an opening round 317, the ladies were leading by 20 shots. Determined to not get complacent, a final round score of 330 gave the Vikings a State Title by 23 shots.
“We all worked so hard all season,” said Hu when asked what the team thought played the biggest role in their success. “What is so special about our team is that we are so close knit, we grow and succeed together to make each other better.”
Leading the way for Columbus Academy was Junior Angela Hu. Thanks to a strong opening round score of six-over-par 76, Hu earned First Team All-Ohio honors finishing the event in sixth place of the 72 player field. A strong showing from two Seniors, Eva Baker and Eliza Freytag, saw both girls finish inside the top-20. Baker finished the tournament in 14th and Freytag finished the event in 18th, while Sophomore Caroline Zeiger finished in 34th.
“It’s just really exciting,” noted Zeiger. “This was our goal for the year so to see all our hard work pay off was really cool.”
The Columbus Academy Vikings Girls Golf Team was established in 2019. Emotions were running high after the event as it finally set in that the girls were State Champions after only four years of eligibility.
“The way our team bonded this year truly was special for all of us,” commented Freytag. “We got so close and I think that really played a big role in our success this season and got us to where we are today.”
Congratulations to the Columbus Academy Vikings Girls Golf Team on bringing home the 2022 OHSAA Division ll State Golf Championship!
SOPGA Jr. Tour Members Earning All-Ohio Team Honors:
Emma Kim – Columbus School for Girls
Angela Hu – Columbus Academy
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