Roane County wins Riverside Invitational
by Bryan Walters firstname.lastname@example.org
MASON, W.Va. — There was a delay, but not even Mother Nature could prevent 20 teams from completing the 2013 Riverside Invitational Saturday afternoon at Riverside Golf Course in Mason County.
The rain began before the early tee times and the course remained unplayable for nearly 90 minutes after the precipitation ended, but the 20th annual Riverside Invitational would not be stopped — although a handful of teams were unable to finish due to darkness.
At the end of the day, Roane County came away with a four stroke victory over the field to claim the 2013 team championship. The Raiders posted a winning tally of 300 over 18 holes of play, which was four shots better than runner-up Charleston Catholic and its total of 304.
Scott (311) and Buffalo (320) respectively placed third and fourth, while Wahama led the Ohio Valley Publishing area with a fifth place effort of 334. The White Falcons tied sixth-place Waterford with 334 points, but won the fifth-score tiebreaker — allowing the top-five teams to all hail from West Virginia.
Warren (371), Meigs (379), Point Pleasant (379) and River Valley (384) rounded out the six through 10 spots, while the final six included Southern (385), South Gallia (385), Ripley (388), Roane County B (390), Miller (401) and Warren B (402).
The Meigs girls and Wahama B teams were unable to finish due to darkness. Trimble did not show for the event, while Ravenswood had only three players participate in the event.
Alston Spears and Cam Moore of Roane County, as well as Aaron Persily of Charleston Catholic, all fired low rounds of 3-over par 73, but Spears won the tiebreaker for medalist honors with a birdie on No. 13.
Michael MacKnight of Wahama (75), Cole Moore of Roane County (75), Aaron Grant of Scott (76), Nick Casingal of CCHS (76) and Cory Hoshor of Buffalo (76) joined Spears, Moore and Persily on the all-tournament team.
Mason Hicks followed MacKnight for WHS with a 78, while Nathan Redman and Ben Foreman rounded out the respective scoring with 84 and 97. Nolan Pierce fired a 102 that served as the winning tiebreaker score against Waterford.
Evan George paced Meigs with an 87, followed by Mitchell Metts with 93 and Derik Hill with 98. Chase Whitlatch rounded out the team tally with a 101, while David Davis scored the tiebreaker win over Point Pleasant with a 104.
Kelsey Allbright led PPHS with an 83, followed by Denver Thomas and Matther Martin with 94 and 99 respectively. Jon Rhea and Rhett Lanier also fired a 103 and 112 for the Big Blacks.
Jordan Howell led RVHS with a 93, followed by Brandon Cornell with a 94 and Zach Morris with a 98. Logan Sheets rounded out the team tally with a 99, while Rondal Cornell added a non-counting 117.
Bradley McCoy led Southern with an 88, followed by Tanner Roush with 96 and Ryan Schenkelberg with 97. Jacob Hoback ended the team score with a 104, while Tanner Thorla won a tiebreaker against South Gallia with a 109.
Gus Slone paced the Rebels with an 84, followed by Ethan Swain with a 93 and Cuyler Mills with a 97. Tristin Davis and Chris Brumfield also fired respective rounds of 111 and 112.
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