MASON, W.Va. — Talk about some strength in numbers.
That’s because the Ravenswood Red Devils, sporting six golfers as opposed to only four for Wahama and Point Pleasant, captured Tuesday’s season-opening triangular golf match at Riverside Golf Course in Mason.
The Red Devils dialed up five scores of 45 or better, including three scores of 37 or lower on the par-35 front-side layout.
Ravenswood fired a team total of 148, while the Black Knights notched a 203 and the Wahama White Falcons finished with a 221.
The top four scores count towards the team total, but both Point Pleasant and Wahama were forced to play all four of their respective cards.
The Red Devils had six players compete on Tuesday, which was the opening day of the high school golf season throughout the state of West Virginia.
Ravenswood was paced by match medalist Carson Fox, who shot a one-under-par 34.
The medalist runner-up was teammate Alex Easthom, who was right behind Fox with an even-par 35.
Ciah Kennedy carded a 37 for the Red Devils, while the final counting card belonged to Gavin Fox with a 42.
Devin Raines with a 45 and Phillip Goodwin with a 53 were the Red Devils’ non-counting scores.
For Point Pleasant, senior Bryce Tayengco — who qualified individually for the Class AA state tournament a season ago — led the way with a 46, while sophomore brother Dylan Tayengco trailed him by just two strokes (48).
Haley Pierson shot a 51 and Colton Fridley had a 58 for the only other Black Knight scores.
Wahama was paced by senior Anthony Ortiz with a 47, as Gage Smith followed closely with a 51.
The White Falcons also reported a 59 from Jase Heckaman and a 64 from Kyher Bush.
Point Pleasant returned to action on Thursday with a match at Big Bend Golf Club with Winfield.
Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106.