BEVERLY, Ohio — So much for the friendly confines of home.
Waterford had three golfers disqualified on its home course Monday night, which resulted in no team score and allowed South Gallia to claim a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division victory at Lakeside Golf Course in Washington County.
The visiting Rebels posted a team score of 196, which was 12 shots ahead of visiting Trimble (208) during a non-league matchup. The host Wildcats had a team tally of 134 through three golfers, meaning one more 9-hole effort of 61 or better would have given WHS the win.
Jordan Welch of Waterford won medalist honors with a 6-over par round of 40. Alex Branhan and Randee Seevers also had respective efforts of 45 and 49 for the Wildcats.
Gus Slone led the Rebels with a 44, followed by Ethan Swain with 46 and Cuyler Mills with 50. Caitlyn Vanscoy became the first female in SGHS to score at a varsity match after rounding out the team tally with a 56. Chris Brumfield also shot a 73 for the Rebels.
Cole Shifflet led Trimble with a 47, followed by Nick Smith with a 51 and Tyler Sayre with a 53. Brayton Hazen rounded out the Tomcats tally with a 57.