RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — It has been written that “it never rains on a golf course.”
The young golfers from Wahama, Ravenswood and Ripley just might disagree with that statement. The three before-mentioned teams gathered at the Green Hills Golf Course Thursday for a 9 hole tri-match using a play 6, count 4 format.
The course played tough as the golfers played the back tees and played the ball “down” everywhere. If that was not enough to face, the players came face to face with wind, hard rain and thunder and lightning.
Of course, the latter two of these elements brought play to a halt and the players back to the clubhouse. Play was resumed after approximately an hour delay. The wet conditions made the course play even tougher, but the young men hung in there and finished play shortly before dark.
The White Falcons final score of 183 gave them a winning margin of seven strokes over Ravenswood’s 193. Ripley finished third with a final score of 214.
Wahama’s Michael MacKnight and Nolan Pierce each shot 46 giving them a share of the medalist honors. Just a stroke behind was Mason Hicks and Nathan Redman who both carded identical 47s.
Although their scores were not included in the final team total, Michael Hendricks and Benjamin Foreman both shot sub-50 scores shooting a 48 and a 49 respectively.
Overall, the White Falcons, considering everything they faced, shot acceptable scores. They have shown a few signs of this type of consistency in this young season. They now need to take this performance and improve on it.
The Ravenswood team also played with some consistency with 4 of their five players breaking 50 for the day. Jon Watkins led his team with a 47. Trey Hatcher finished with a 48 while Trace Baso and Evan Metical each finished with the same score of 49. Caleb Megiage added a 51 which was not part of the final tally.
Justin McKown and Logan Reynolds both shot 47 to lead the host team, Ripley. Derik Hill turned in a 58 for the day while both Taylor Casto and Josh Sinclair each added a 62 with only one of those counting in the total score.