By Bryan Walters
August 12, 2013
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Consistency was the name of the game for the Wahama golf team.
All six White Falcon linksters fired sub-50 rounds Monday night, which allowed Wahama to claim a solid 13-stroke victory over the field during a quad match at Cliffside Golf Club in Gallia County.
The White Falcons posted a team score of 179, which was a baker’s dozen better than runner-up Point Pleasant and its tally of 192. Host South Gallia (201) edged Trimble (202) by one shot to claim third place at the event.
Mason Hicks paced WHS with a 44, while Nathan Redman, Nolan Pierce and Ben Foreman all fired respective rounds of 45 to wrap up the winning score. The White Falcons’ top two golfers, Michael MacKnight and Michael Hendricks, had non-counting rounds of 47 and 49.
The Big Blacks were led by Kelsey Allbright with a 43, followed by Denver Thomas with a 45. Matthew Martin and John Rhea rounded out the PPHS tally with matching efforts of 52. Rhett Lanier and Travis Wamsley also shot 59 and 62 for Point Pleasant.
Gus Slone led SGHS with a five-over par round of 41, which earned the senior medalist honors on the day. Ethan Swain was next with a 47, followed by Cuyler Mills with a 48. Chris Brumfield rounded out the Rebels score with a 65, while Caitlyn Vanscoy added a non-counting score of 75.
Trimble received one sub-50 round from Brayton Hazen, who fired a team-best 48. Cole Shifflet and Jeff Andrews followed with matching efforts of 50, while Tyler Sayre rounded out the scoring with a 54. Nick Smith and Casey Moore also had respective efforts of 62 and 64 for the Tomcats.
Minus Point Pleasant, the match also served as a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division contest between Wahama, South Gallia and Trimble. Wahama picked up two league victories, while SGHS managed an even split on the day.