HUNTINGTON, W. Va. — Considering Cabell-Midland — and other quality golf teams — were involved in this 13-team field, the Blue Devils did a respectable job.
That’s because the Gallia Academy High School golf team took part in the Duke Ridgley Tournament on Friday, and finished fifth out of the 13 teams at Guyan Golf and Country Club in Huntington.
The Blue Devils fired a team total of 256, as all 13 teams fielded four players apiece— with the top three scores counting towards the team total.
Cabell-Midland actually sported three teams, with its “A” club coasting to the team championship with a 220.
The Scarlet Knights are also the defending West Virginia Class AAA state champions.
For the Blue Devils, Taae Hamid with an 83, Miles Cornwell with an 85, and Kaden Thomas with an 88 were the three counting scores.
The fourth card belonged to Josh Davis with a 94.
Ahead of the Blue Devils — which were the highest of the four Ohio competing teams — Spring Valley was the runner-up with a 244, followed closely by Parkersburg with a 246 and Huntington St. Joseph with a 249.
Huntington High had a 263 to place sixth, followed right behind by Wayne at 266 and Cabell-Midland “B” at 268.
Huntington St. Joseph “B” was ninth at 271, as Cabell-Midland “C” was next at 277.
Finally, the other three Ohio squads — Ironton, Chesapeake and Fairland — posted a 288, 291 and 303 respectively.
Gallia Academy, along with those three Buckeye State schools, are members of the Ohio Valley Conference.
The Scarlet Knights completed the top-honors sweep with the medalist award — with Josef Dransfield firing a three-under-par 68.
Cabell-Midland’s Noah Mullens and Huntington’s Chip Sweeney shot a pair of 75s to share medalist runner-up.
Dransfield, Mullens and Sweeney headlined the all-tournament team, which also included the Scarlet Knights’ Andy Michael with a 77.
Derek Lemley of Chesapeake with a 76 and Ty Queen of Wayne with a 77 also landed spots on the six-man all-tournament team.
Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106