MASON, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant golf team had little trouble with visiting Fairland and Huntington St. Joe on Thursday night at Riverside Golf Club, as the Big Black Knights had four golfers fire sub-40 rounds en route to a 27-stroke victory in a tri-match in Mason County.
Point Pleasant posted a team score of 153, finishing well ahead of runner-up Huntington St. Joe’s total of 180. Fairland finished third with a team tally of 233.
Opie Lucas led PPHS with a medalist round of 37, followed by Travis Grimm with a 38. Both Erik Allbright and Alex Potter rounded out the team score with matching 39s. Justin Cavendar and Evan Potter also fired respective rounds of 45 and 48.
T. Dransfeld led HSJ with a 39, the only other competitor to break 40 at Riverside. B. Conaty was next with a 44, followed by J. Harper and P. Dransfeld with 48 and 49, respectively.
N. Giompalo and A. Rabel also shot 50 and 51 for the Irish.
A. Earl led the Dragons with a 52, followed by R. Wooten with a 57 and P. McCoy with a 59. B. Fuller rounded out Fairland’s team tally with a 65. E. Salyers and J. Goodman also shot respective rounds of 67 and 68.
Wahama golfers improve to 3-1 in TVC Hocking
BEVERLY, Ohio — The young Wahama High School White Falcon Golf Team traveled to the Oxbow Golf Course near Beverely, Ohio on Thursday afternoon to play their counterparts from Federal Hocking High School. The golf course was difficult due in part to the summer heat and rain, but, the White Falcons came away with their 3rd conference win in 4 attempts this fledgling season.
Sophomore Dakota Sisk and senior Matt Arnold, who just recently joined the Wahama team, led the scoring for the victors with 46 strokes each. Another sophomore, Samuel Gordon, followed the medalists with a 48. Junior Kevin Back contributed a 50 to account for the last score in the play 6, count 4 format. Freshmen Michael Hendricks and Morgan Nottingham also played for the White Falcons, but their scores of 53 and 54 respectively were not included in the teams final total of 190.
Coach Jim Moabs’ inexperienced Federal Hocking team was led in scoring by TJ Clemmons and Brandon Russell who both shot 57 for the match. Shane Gillian was just a stroke behind with a 58 and Austin Russell provided a 60 for the final score counting in the team total of 232. Steven Coen and Zach Kiddur scores of 62 and 64 were not part of the final team total.
Even though the course conditions were less than desireable, the White Falcon team picked up valuable experience that should help them in future matches. The future comes quickly as the Wahama team must travel to the Forest Hills Golf Course on Monday, August 23, to play Trimble High School. After their first day of school and a long trip, the White Falcons will need all the experience they have obtained to achieve their 4th conference victory.