McDERMOTT, Ohio — The Gallia Academy golf team finished fourth out of 15 teams in Thursday morning’s Portsmouth Invitational, played at the par-72 Elks Country Club, in Scioto County.
Piketon took the team championship with a score of 312 for 18 holes in the play five, count four format. Red Streaks’ low-man Casey Moore fired a one-over-par 73 to take medalist honors for the tournament.
West Union fired a team total of 318 to take second place, while Jackson was third with a 335 and Gallia Academy was fourth with a 338. Next was Adena (341), followed by Waverly (343), Logan Elm (351), Zane Trace (355), Coal Grove (356), Chesapeake (369), Portsmouth West (383), Ironton (395), Clay (403), Huntington (412) and Western (453).
Both Portsmouth and Rock Hill had golfers on the course, but didn’t have enough to register a team score.
GAHS was led by junior Taae Hamid with a seven-over-par 79, while GAHS senior Miles Cornwell fired an 84 on the day. Kaden Thomas, a junior, was next for the Blue and White with an 86, while senior Jeremy Brumfield rounded out the team total with an 89. Gallia Academy’s potential tie-breaking score was a 94, fired by senior Josh Davis.
The Blue Devils’ next scheduled golf match is home at Cliffside, where River Valley and South Gallia will take on the Blue and White.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.