Avon Lake junior Paighton Masterson, Elyria Catholic’s Kyle Mahaffey and Wellington’s Alex Fehlan all advanced to their respective district tournaments earlier this year and now they have something else in common.
All three were named first-team all-district by the Northeast Ohio Golf Coaches Association.
Masterson, who was medalist at the Southwestern Conference tournament at Sweetbriar’s Legacy Course with a 2-over par 74 and was co-medalist a week later at the same site in the Division I sectional tournament, advanced to districts along with her Shoregals teammates for the third straight year.
Masterson started off the year strong, shooting a 4-under par 68 at Thunderbird Hills Golf Club South in the Edison Invitational. She fell two strokes shy of qualifying for the state tournament, shooting a 76 at the district tournament at the Legends at Massillon, with Avon Lake finishing ninth as a team.
Mahaffey, a sophomore, came on strong late in the season to be the lone EC player to qualify for the district tournament after shooting 80 in the Division II sectional tournament at Forest Hills Golf Club in Elyria. He was one two Panthers to earn second-team All-Great Lakes Conference honors.
Mahaffey shot 84 in his first appearance in the district tournament at Windmill Lakes in Kent to place 26th.
Fehlan, a senior, was medalist at the Patriot Athletic Conference tournament, shooting 81 at Medina Country Club. He also had a fifth-place finish at the Elyria Catholic Invitational to start the year, following that with a sixth-place finish at the Keystone Grey Hawk Invitational.
Fehlen was the only Dukes’ player to make it out of the sectional tournament, finishing 21st with an 84 at the district tournament at Tannenhauf Golf Club.
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Northeast Ohio Golf Coaches Association all-district team
Division I: First team - Paighton Masterson, Avon Lake
Division I: Second team - Andrew Kaye, St. Ignatius (Avon Lake resident)
Division II: First team - Kyle Mahaffey, Elyria Catholic
Second team - Colin Szalai, Elyria Catholic
Division III: First team - Alex Fehlen, Wellington