Having success early in the season can have ripple effect on the rest of the season and the London boys golf team made a huge splash Friday, Aug. 8, which could have lasting effects on the rest of the season.
The Red Raiders traveled to the Granview Invitational at Oakhurst Country Club and came away with the team championship.
London fired a round of 320 which edged runner-up Bishop Hartly (322) by a mere two shots.Washington Court House was third (346) and followed by Wayne Trace (347), Port Clinton (349) and Grandview (365).
Bradley Wilson led the way to the championship with a round of 73. Ethan Drummond and Jacob Michel had matching rounds of 77, while Garrett Kronk shot a 90. The team also got a 95 from Jeremy Alder which wasn’t used in the team total.
The West Jefferson boys golf team placed third (out of 14) in the Fairbanks Panther Invitational Friday, Aug. 7. The team fired a score of 355 at Darby Creek Golf Course. Connor Miller led the way for West Jeff with an 85. Alex Wihl and Drew Womble both shot an 89s for the Roughriders.
Licking Valley 218,
The Madison-Plains girls golf team made a statement of its own with a convincing home tri-match victory Friday, Aug. 8, at Locust Hills. The team fired an impressive round of 172, easily outdistancing Licking Valley (218) and Northeastern (220).
Licking Valley was a D-II state qualifier just couldn’t match the Golden Eagles on their home course.
Christan Bowshier was the event medalist with a score of 39. Bailey Stephens came through with a 43, while Morgan Hunter and Kaylin Dill posted matching rounds of 45. Regan Rubal (65) and Emma Davis (83) also scored for Plains.
in Lady Rocks
The Jonathan Alder girls golf team faced some of the very best teams in the state Thursday, Aug. 7, when it competed in the Dublin Coffman Lady Rocks Invitational at Little Turtle Gold Club.
The Lady Pioneers did not have the best day as they shot a disappointing 574 and finished in 11th place. The event was won by Kent Roosevelt (321) which edged out defending D-I state champion Dublin Jerome (323) and host Coffman (325).
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