MASON, W.Va. — It was a very warm and humid evening Tuesday at the Riverside Golf Course when the high school varsity golf teams from Wahama, South Gallia and Eastern played nine holes in a TVC tri-match. The format for the match was play six, count four.
It was a touch and go match with all three teams being neck and neck for the first few holes. South Gallia jumped out to an early lead with both Wahama and Eastern trading shots for second place. The winner was not determined until the scorecards from the number five players were turned in and counted.
The White Falcons were able to finish strong to top South Gallia by six shots and Eastern by 24. The final tally for the winners was 177, while South Gallia shot a total of 183 and Eastern had a 201.
Michael MacKnight led the Wahama team with a fine 38 for the day. Michael was four over par after four holes, but played the final five holes in one under par. Michael’s score also gave him medalist honors for the match.
Nathan Redman who had struggled the last few holes of recent matches also came on strong finishing the last three holes one under par for a total score of 44. Both Mason Hicks and Benjamin Foreman made par on three of the last four holes Mason’s final total was a 48.
Michael Hendricks played somewhat consistent golf throughout the match to finish with a 47 to give the White Falcons their final total. The scores shot by Foreman and freshman Bekah Groves were not part of the final total.
Ethan Swain from South Gallia shot his second 39 of the week to continue his fine play of recent matches. Gus Slone carded a 43 which gave South Gallia the lead after the first two scores were added.
In fact, after the first four cards were counted, South Gallia still held the lead by two strokes. Wahama’s fifth score was lower than a previous score so it became part of the final four scores, providing Wahama the winning margin.
Chris Brumfield shot a 50 and Cuyler Mils added a 51 to give South Gallia its final tally. Tristin Davis and Caltlyn Vasscoy scores were not included in the final count.
David Warner led the Eastern team with a score of 42. The next three scores that counted for Eastern were a trio of 53s contributed by Josh Parker, Jack Kuhn and Zack Connolly. Tyler Hensley and Dustin Frost also played for Eastern with their scores not included in the final count.