GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — It was a tough opening afternoon for the local golfers Tuesday as both South Gallia and River Valley finished in the bottom half of a quad match held at Cliffside Golf Club in Gallia County.
The Rebels were the host team at the match, which also served as a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division contest between SGHS, Belpre and Miller. The Raiders — who finished fourth in the quad with a team score of 222 — were there as part of a non-league opponent.
Belpre won the quad with a team score of 154, while Miller claimed second place with a 201 — finishing five shots ahead of third place South Gallia and its 206 tally. Gus Slone of SGHS and Hayden Plummer of Belpre shared medalist honors with matching low rounds of even par 36.
Slone had the only sub-50 round for the Rebels, as Cuyler Mills and Ethan Swain recorded respective rounds of 51 and 52. Chris Brumfield rounded out the South Gallia scoring with a 67, while Caitlyn Vanscoy posted a non-counting 95.
Logan Sheets led RVHS with a 42, followed by Jordan Howell and Zack Morris with respective efforts of 49 and 61. Cliff Chapman rounded out the Raiders team tally with a 70, while Brandon Cornell and Riley Roberts added scores of 85 and 92.
The Golden Eagles’ two worst scores on the day were a 45 by Logan Plummer and a 51 by Jackie Cunningham. Sam Petty followed Hayden Plummer with a 38, while Brennen Ferrell and Alex Perry each had matching 40s to round out the winning team score.
Shaun Hayes paced the Falcons with a 43, followed by Chris Gamble with a 44 and Scott Duffy with a 56. Tyler Newman rounded out the scoring with a 58, while Colton Pargeon and Zack Tokie fired respective rounds of 65 and 68.
South Gallia fell to 0-2 in TVC Hocking play, while Belpre starts the year 2-0 and Miller moves to 1-1 in conference play.