COLUMBUS — Dylan Fitchet started off slow during the opening day of the Division II boys state golf tournament in Columbus on Friday, but rebounded on the back nine.
The Edgewood senior shot a 5-over 77, which is tied for fifth among all golfers, at The Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course. The course is Par 72, 6,546 yards.
Competing as individual, Fitchet is tied with Columbus Academy’s Kahmar Byers and Kettering Alter junior A.J. Pothast.
Bexley senior Trevor Binau leads the way with a 1-under 71, followed by Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy junior Jack Sonne at 3-over 75 and Columbus Academy junior Ali Khan and Upper Sandusky junior Brett Montgomery each at 4-over 76.
Five other golfers carded a 78 on Friday.
Starting on the front nine, Fitchet had two bogeys on the opening two, Par 4s. He then recorded three pars, but then bogied the next three holes — Par 5, 4 and 3. But Fitchet ended the front nine with a par to finish with a 41.
The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.