MASON, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant High School Golf Team continues to dominate local area schools. Not only are they winning, but they are winning by large margins. On Tuesday afternoon at the Riverside Golf Course, Point won their second quad match this week by beating Wahama, Trimble and Buffalo High Schools. Point's winning score was 163 which was 34 strokes better than Wahama's 197. Trimble was a close third with a score of 198. Buffalo was short-handed playing only 4 players in the play 6, count 4 format and finished 4th with a total score of 237.
Medalist for the match and leading scorer for the winners was Opie Lucas who shot a 37. Erik Allbright added a 40 for Point while both Evan Potter and Justin Cavender each contributed 43 strokes to account for the 4 scores that counted for the winners. Travis Grimm's 44 and Denver Thomas's 52 were not included in the final tally.
The match between Wahama and Trimble was a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division contest. It was decided by the slimmest of margins with Wahama winning by 1 stroke. In fact, after the first 4 scores for each team were counted, Trimple led by 8 shots. However, when the White Falcons number 5 and 6 players reported their scores, they were 9 strokes lower than 2 of the first 4 players which gave the victory to the hosts.
Wahama's leading scorer for the day was Dakota Sisk with a 43. Austin Ohlinger added a 50 while freshman Michael Hendricks shot 51 and another freshman, Morgan Nottingham contributed a 53 for the final score that counted for Wahama.
Trimble’s leading scorers were Tyler Davis and Kyle Russell who both shot 46 for the match. Colin Smith added a 52 and Dan Neiborline contributed a 54 to account for the 4 counting scores. Jeff Andrews and Kendall Herbert played for Trimble, but their scores not counting.
Even though they were short-handed, Buffalo almost had a co-medalist for the day with Corey Hosher shooting 38 for the day. Drew Patton, Katie Allen and Bradley Harris also played for Buffalo.
Wahama's victory over Trimble raised their conference record to 7-3 for the year with 4 matches remaining. The first of those matches will take place on Thursday against Waterford at the Lakeside Golf Course. Before that match, however, Wahama will face Ravenswood, Ripley and Wirt County at the Greenhills Course near Ravenswood.
Panthers win quad
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — So much for the home course advantage.
Visiting Chesapeake snuck away from Cliffside Golf Club with a 14-storke victory over the Gallia County field on Tuesday during a non-conference quad match in the Old French City.
The Panthers — who posted a winning team score of 163 — finished well ahead of runner-up and host Gallia Academy, who posted a team tally of 177. South Gallia was third with a total of 211, finishing two shots ahead of River Valley and its total of 213.
Nick Duffield of Chesapeake won medalist honors with a 1-over par round of 37, followed by teammate and runner-up Seth Waggoner with a 39. Roger Hoback was next with a 40, while Drew Oxley rounded out the Panthers’ score with a 47.
Andrew Saunders and Nathan Copley also had respective rounds of 51 and 57 for CHS.
Rob Canady led the Blue Devils with a 41, followed by Derrick Gilmore with a 44. Corey Arthur and Warren Patrick rounded out the team score with matching 46s. Boeing Smith and Gus Graham also had respective efforts of 47 and 58.
Gus Slone and Seth Jarrell both paced SGHS with matching 51s, followed by David Michael with a 54 and Ethan Swain with a 55. Casin Roush also had a 56 for the Rebels.
Kyle Bryant led the Raiders with a 51, followed by Dan Goodrich with a 52 and Cody Smith with a 53. Derek Gibson rounded out the team score with a 57. Matt Ball and Jacob Gilmore also had respective efforts of 58 and 60 for RVHS.