MASON, W.Va. — Home course, defended.
The host Southern golf team claimed victory the rest of the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division, split evenly between Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Riverside Golf Club, putting the Tornadoes in sole possession of first place in the nine-team league.
On Tuesday, Southern fired a team total of 167, in the play six, count four format. Belpre was runner-up with a 194, Waterford was third with a 197, followed by Wahama with a 210. Trimble was unable to post a team score.
Jarrett Hupp led the Purple and Gold with a 6-over par 41. Southern’s next three scores were all 7-over par rounds of 42, recorded by Ryan Acree, Joey Weaver, and Landen Hill. The non-counting scores for the Tornadoes were a 43 by Jensen Anderson and a 57 by Will Wickline.
Ethan Mitchell led the White Falcons with an 11-over par 46. Gage Smith was three shots back with a 49, followed by Ty White with a 57 and Casey Greer with a 58. Wahama’s extra scores were a 59 by Mattie Ohlinger and a 61 by Isaac Roush.
Belpre’s Eric Dotson was Tuesday’s medalist, recording a 4-over par 39, one stroke ahead of Waterford’s Wesley Jenkins. Trimble was led by Zach Bragg with a 56.
On Wednesday, The Tornado total was a 169. Eastern — which entered the match tied for first in the league with SHS — was second with a 180, 23 strokes ahead of third place Miller. Federal Hocking’s total was a 219, while South Gallia failed to record a team score.
Acree earned medalist honors for the Tornadoes, firing a 2-over par 37. Hupp was next for Southern with a 43, followed by Anderson with a 44, and Weaver with a 45. Hill and Tanner Lisle each had rounds of 52 as extra scores for SHS.
The Eagles were led by Ryan Harbour with a 4-over par 39. Next for EHS was Kylee Tolliver with a 44, followed by Jasiah Brewer with a 48 and John Harris with a 49. Ethan Short’s 51 and Nick Durst’s 54 were Eastern’s non-counting scores.
The two Rebels competing were Nolan Stanley and Sam Cudd, who recorded rounds of 69 and 70 respectively.
Hunter Dutiel led Miller with a 39, while Mitchell Roush paced the Lancers with a 48.
Eastern and Wahama returned to action on Thursday at the Meigs Golf Course, where South Gallia and Southern will play their next round the following Monday.
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