TORNADO, W.Va. — Just over a week ago, the Wahama White Falcons golf team finished fifth in the prestigious Riverside Golf Course High School Invitational.
However, the team’s recent good play came to a sudden halt Monday as its season ended at the Class A Section 4 golf tournament played at the Big Bend Golf Course.
The play four, count three tournament was won by Charleston Catholic with an excellent score of 219 for the 18 holes, sending the victors on to the West Virginia state golf tournament next week in Wheeling. Buffalo also qualified for the state tournament by finishing second with a total score of 227.
Other schools participating and their order of finish were Williamstown (236), Parkersburg Catholic (242), Huntington St. Joe (248), Gilmer County (254), and Wirt County (262).
The White Falcons were next with a total score of 262, placing them eighth overall. Sophomore Mason Hicks played well and shot 79 to lead his team.
Michael MacKnight finished his fine career at Wahama with an 89. Another sophomore, Nathan Redman, turned in a 94 to give Wahama its final total. Senior Benjamin Foreman playing in his first sectional tournament turned in a 102 with his score not counting in the final team tally.
Overall, Wahama had a very respectable season. They finished fourth in the TVC Hocking Division with a record of 10-6. Two of those losses came by a single stroke.
The White Falcons finished with an overall record of 48-28, playing many schools from larger classifications. The team has a good nucleus returning next year. They will, of course, miss seniors MacKnight, Foreman and Michael Hendricks — who was not available for the sectional tournament.