MASON — It was only 4 days ago that the Wahama Varsity Golf Team topped their counterparts from Eastern High School by a margin of 8 strokes, 171-179. Today, in a 9 hole rematch at the Riverside Golf Course, Eastern turned the tables by beating Wahama 186-192 in the play 6, count 4 format.
Eastern's consistent scoring from their top 4 players led to the winning margin. Christian Amsbary let Eastern with a score of 44. Both Tyler Carroll and Chris Bissell contributed a score of 47 while Jordon Wood added a 48 to account for the winning total. Jay Warner's 50 and Craig Wood's 54 were not included in the final total.
Wahama could only manage 2 scores below 50 for the match. Co-Captains Brandon Johnson and Dave Greene led the White Falcons. Brandon's 43 earned him medalist honors for the day while Dave turned in a 45.
Freshman Dakota Sisk shot a 50 and fellow Freshman Samuel Gordon turned in a 54 to account for the scores that counted toward Wahama's total. Zack Whitlatch and Matt Arnold also played with their scores not counting in the final tally.
The final regular season match for Wahama comes on Thursday when they play host to 2 tough opponents, Gallipolis and Point Pleasant at the Riverside Course. After that comes the Riverside Golf Course High School Invitational Tournament on September 26 and the Regional State Tournament at the Big Bend Golf Course on September 28.
Point golfers down RVHS
POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant High School Varsity Golf Team found its home course of Hidden Valley to be just what the doctor ordered in shooting a season low score of 153 in defeating the River Valley High School golfers is a 9 hole match Monday afternoon.
Not one, but two of the Big Blacks shot under par in the play 6, count 4 format. It is rare to have 1 high school golfer to break par and to have 2 do it in the same match is outstanding. Opie Lucas shot a career low of 33 which is 3 under par to lead his team to the victory and gain himself medalist honors. Freshman Eric Allbright also shot his career low by turning in an excellent 1 under par 35 for the day. Also contributing to Point's lowest score of the year were Alex Potter with a 42 while Justin Cavender and Travis Grimm both shot 43 with only one of those scores counting in the final team total. Jason Stouffer carded a 46 for the day, but his score was not counted in the final tally.
River Valley struggled a bit as several of their players had not seen the Hidden Valley course prior to the match. Cody Smith shot a 46 to lead his team to a final tally of 215. Chris Goodrich added a 52 while Matt Ball shot 57. Both Kyle Bryant and Derek Gibson shot 60 for the match with only one of those scores counting in the team total.
Point Pleasant plays host to Fairland on Tuesday and ends it regular season matches with a tri-match at the Riverside Golf Course on Thursday against Wahama and Gallipolis.