HUNTINGTON — The Wahama White Falcons varsity golf team came away with a hard earned victory Monday afternoon against Huntington St. Joseph at the Twin Silos Golf Course in Wayne County. When the final scores were counted, Wahama came out on top with 189 strokes compared to the 191 from St. Joe in the 9 hole, play 6, count 4 format.
The back nine at the Twin Silos course played tough as the scores from both teams showed. Thomas Dransfeld from St. Joe earned medalist honors shooting a 42 for the afternoon. Wahama's Dave Greene finished one shot back with a 43.
In addition to Dave's score, Matt Arnold continues to swing better and his scores are coming down as he shot 44 for the day. Brandon Johnson struggled on 3 holes, but still managed a 48. The 4th score to count for the White Falcons was a 54 from Freshman Dakota Sisk. Freshman Samuel Gordon and Caroline Thompson also played for the winners, but their scores were not included in the final tally.
James Harper was the second leading scorer today for St. Joe as he shot a 48. Paul Dransfeld came in with a 50 and Nick Giompalo added a 51 to account for the final total shot by St. Joe. Luke Browning's score was not part of the final score.
Wahama now gets a couple days off and does not play again until Thursday when they play Ripley and Point Pleasant at the Green Hills Golf Course.
RVHS golf falls to Chesapeake
BARBOURSVILLE — It was a rough day for the River Valley golf team on Monday at Esquire Golf Club, as the visiting Raiders suffered a 54-shot setback to host Chesapeake in a non-league dual match.
RVHS was missing three regular starters going into the day, which left a lot of new players on the course during the varsity matchup. The Raiders ended the day with a team score of 226, finishing well behind the Panthers’ tally of 172.
Jacob Leach led the Raiders with a round of 47, followed by Matt Ball with 55 and Zack Polcyn with 59. Derek Gibson rounded out the team scoring with a 65, while Stephen Ball also added a round of 74 for the guests.
Nick Duffield led CHS with a medalist round of 41, followed by Gunner Hill with 42 and Seth Waggoner with 44. Nathan Copley rounded out the Chesapeake scoring with a 45.
Roger Hoback and Seth Ransbottom also had respective rounds of 47 and 51 for the hosts.