MASON, W.Va. — The Scott High School varsity golf team came to Mason County on Wednesday afternoon and bested Wahama, Point Pleasant and South Gallia in a quad match held at the Riverside Golf Course.
The young men from Boone County showed why they are considered one of the top teams in the Class AA ranks. In the play six, count four format, Scott came away with an outstanding score of 312 for the 18-hole match.
Wahama was able to reverse its less than stellar performance on Tuesday shooting an acceptable 339 to finish in second place. Point Pleasant, playing in its first match of the young season, finished third with a score of 370. South Gallia, playing with only five players, came in fourth with a score of 386.
Sterling Chafin, who recently qualified for and played in the West Virginia Amateur golf tournament, and Aaron Grant both shot excellent scores of 76 to lead the Scott team to victory.
Evan Butcher added a 78 while Jonathan Butcher contributed a 82 to account for the winning team total. John Price’s score of 86 and Nick Dolan’s 88 were not counted in the winning total.
Wahama’s turn around from the previous day was led by Michael MacKnight who shot a solid 79. Michael Hendricks turned his so-so front nine score of 49 into a decent 18-hole score of 86 with a fine back nine score of 37.
Nathan Redman and Mason Hicks both shot 87 for the day to account for the final two scores in the team total. The scores of Nolan Pierce (94) and Benjamin Foreman (97) were not part of the total team score.
Point Pleasant’s Kelsey Allbright carded a fine 79 to lead her team to its third place finish. Kelsey was followed by Denver Thomas with a score of 87.
Rhett Lanier added a 99 while Matthew Martin’s 105 accounted for the final score that counted for Point Pleasant. Jon Rhea and Travis Wamsley also played for Point Pleasant with their scores not being part of the final team total.
Ethan Swain had the best score for the short handed South Gallia team shooting 86 for the day. Usually reliable Gus Slone struggled a bit and carded an 89 for his efforts.
Second-year player Cuyler Mills added a score of 100 while newcomer Chris Brumfield shot 111 to account for South Gallia’s final score that counted in the team total.
Caitlyn Vanscoy showed considerable improvement from her first high school match on Tuesday, but her score was not part of the final team total.