SVC GOLF = League Match #7 & #8
Team and Invidual Prizes to be decided Thursday
Unioto's Caleb Stidham and Huntington's
Craig Magill enter final rounds with individual
and team championships on the line!
Craig Magill
Caleb Stidham
S  V  C     G  O  L  F     2  0  0  8
Thursday marks the showdown rounds for SVC Golf 2008. The eight league schools will tee it up at
Foxfire Golf Course, and the league will count the front nine as SVC MATCH #7 and the back nine
as SVC MATCH #8. In the team competition, Huntington enters the day leading Unioto by one-point
in the standings. The two teams have finished one-two in all but one match this season – Unioto had
a third-place finish in
SVC MATCH #4 at Running Fox Golf Course. The current distance between
Huntington and Unioto came as a result of
last week’s nail biter. The two teams not only entered
the day tied, but they even finished play tied, forcing the fifth-score, tie-breaker to play a role. The
Huntsmen had the better score giving them the match and the top spot entering the final two rounds.

Another race that is just as tight and that also has a Huntington versus Unioto theme is the race for
SVC Player of the Year. Unioto’s Caleb Stidham has led throughout the year and is still the
current leader; however, Huntington’s Craig Magill has been the league’s most consistent
player. Even with Stidham holding a slight lead over Magill, the Huntington senior probably has a slight
advantage when you look deep into the numbers. The league’s format allows a player who plays
in all eight matches to drop his worst score. Currently, Stidham is dropping a 45 and he averages
38.25 while Magill is dropping a 39 and is averaging 38.75. This means any round of 40 or higher
from Magill will be a mulligan so to speak and actually replaced with a 39; whereas, Stidham will be
most likely forced to shoot two solid scores to take the title.

Other interesting side notes entering Thursday will be the races for other team and individual
positioning. Zane Trace enters Thursday with a four-point advantage over Westfall and a five-point
over Piketon in the race for third-place. Adena is in sixth place, and the Warriors would have to make
up five points on Piketon within the two matches to move up. The final two spots will be determined
by the head-to-head match-up of Paint Valley and Southeastern who both enter the final two rounds
tied at 11-points apiece.

Individually, the Piketon duo Jon Crace and Jake Nutt as well as Zane Trace’s Drew Davis are
outside contenders to challenge Stidham and Magill for the top spot. Also, the last four of five all-
league spots are more than wide-open as positions 11 through 20 enter Thursday with only a shot-
and-a-half separating them.

Again, you can checkout all the golf coverage here at by clicking on the golf icon
on the front page. This will allow you to look at team standings, individual standings, and the
Match Coverage which shows each individual league match breakdown.