Casto, Braves win Steve Youmans Classic

Liberty, Thomas Worthington smooth out top 3

By Ben Stroup -

The Olentangy boys golf team picked a good time to put together its best round of the young season, firing a combined 292 to win the Steve Youmans Classic Saturday at Oakhaven.

“It’s always great to win your home event … and it’s probably the hardest to do,” Braves coach Joel Glassburn said. “The boys played great. They stayed in the moment, didn’t get rattled over the little things and they fought hard.”

Cam Casto led the way, outlasting Thomas Worthington’s Aaron Zeller for medalist honors with a 70. Zeller also fired a 70, but Casto birdied the second hole of the playoff to secure individual bragging rights.

“Cam was putting really well and he had so much confidence in every aspect of his game,” Glassburn said.

Other Olentangy contributors included Bennett Zeitner, who finished with a 72; Bryce Reed, who carded a 74; Luke Boerner, who had a 76; and Trey Wilson, who smoothed out the team’s scoring summary with an 81.

Olentangy Liberty was the only other team to finish below 300, carding a combined 299 to nab runner-up honors. Cole Corder paced the Patriots with a 73 while Trey Rath and Grant Smeltzer closed with 74s. Josh Steyer and Jacob Hickman also contributed to the squad’s cumulative scorecard, firing respective rounds of 78 and 80.

Thomas Worthington rounded out the top three with a 303.

Olentangy Orange and Hayes were also in action. The Pioneers finished 11th with a 325 while Hayes finished 20th among the 21 teams in action with a 364.

Orange was led by Jonathan Green’s 78. Other contributors included Nathan Brown (82), Corbin Bentley (82), Nate English (83) and Alex Cabungcal (84).

Hayes, meanwhile, was led by Luke Gazarek’s 85. Ben Madden (90), Zack Raquepaw (91), Logan Keeder and Jackson Weller (123) also scored for the Pacers.


Olentangy Orange continued its strong start to the season, winning Friday’s Olentangy Classic at Oakhaven.

Ashley Au anchored the Pioneers’ combined 291-stroke effort with a team-best 71. Riley Dean and Alyssa Kim followed close behind with 72s while Natalia Sompolvorachai and Emily Fisher finished with respective rounds of 76 and 82.

Liberty, Thomas Worthington smooth out top 3

By Ben Stroup

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