PPHS edges Wahama for tri-match win at Riverside

Staff Report

August 21, 2013

MASON, W.Va. — On a late afternoon and early evening that appeared made for golf, The Point Pleasant Big Black Varsity Golf Team won its first Tri-Match of the season at the Riverside Golf Course. Point Pleasant, Wahama and Ripley all participated in the play 6, count 4 format.

Point’s best 4 scores totaled 179, beating Wahama’s 180 by a single stroke. Ripley’s short-handed team finished third with a score of 203.

Consistency was the key word for the Big Blacks with the first 3 players shooting a pair of 42’s and a 44. Kelsey Allbright and Denver Thomas provided the identical 42 scores while freshman Matthew Martin added a 44.

Travis Wamsley’s score of 51 was the final score that counted for the winning team. Rhett Lanier and Milton Grimm score of 56 each were not included in the final tally.

Wahama senior Michael Mac Knight was the medalist for the match shooting a good 38 for the 9 holes. Sophomores Mason Hicks and Nathan Redman added scores of 42 and 46 respectively.

The 4th score that counted for the White Falcons was a 56 turned in by both Michael Hendricks and Benjamin Foreman with only one of those counting in the final score. Sophomore Logan Bissell, playing in her first ever competitive golf match shot a 60.

Ripley High School was short handed with only 4 players being available for this match. Justin McKown carded a 46 for his team’s best score. Logan Reynolds added a 49 while Taylor Casto turned in a 53. Josh Sinclair shot 55 to give Ripley its final total.