Gianniny began his day on the second hole in the shotgun start event. He was three-over and two shots back of Chapman with three to play. However, Gianniny took advantage of one of the softer stretches of the course for his comeback. He birdied the 372 yard par-4 17th, the 483 yard par-5 18th and the 376 yard par-4 1st to finish the day at even par 72. The run of birdies came only two holes after a three-hole run of bogies that seemingly knocked Gianniny out of contention.
Teammate Alec Miller led the event for most of the day. Miller started on the 1st and fired a 2-under 34 on his front nine. Bogies on 11, 12 and 14 derailed his run and he closed with a 40 on the back. He finished in third place at 2-over.
Chapman played a very steady round with pars on 15 of 18 holes. He came to the par-5 11th at 2-over and fired a dart from 100 yards to within two feet for his only birdie of the day. He led at 1-over for nearly an hour before Gianniny's blistering finish.
13-year old 7th grader Will Thomson was 4th at 4-over par.
21 golfers in all finished at plus-10 or better and advanced to Thursday's supersectional event at Oak Hill West. The top nine players will then qualify for the state finals in early June.
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