BELPRE, Ohio — The day started as another beautiful afternoon and evening at the Oxbow Golf Course Tuesday.
It ended with a thunderstorm complete with lightning moving in, preventing the last group on the course from finishing their round. In between, a lot of golf was played by the four high schools participating, Belpre, Eastern, Federal Hocking and Wahama. The matches between Belpre and Federal Hocking against Wahama were TVC Hocking matchups.
Belpre had an easy time defeating the other three teams turning in a team score of 149 in the play six, count four format. Actually, the contest turned into a play five, count four format as the scores from the final group were not considered because of the sudden thunderstorm which drove them from the course with one hole to play.
Wahama’s final team total was 170 which was the best team effort of the season. Eastern finished third with a score of 186 while Federal Hocking shot a 217 for the contest.
Belpre’s number three player, Adam Perry, created a bit of a storm himself on the very first hole he played. The shotgun start found Adam playing the par three fourth hole as his first of the day. He took the first shot of the day in his group and immediately knocked the ball into the hole for a hole-in-one.
Adam completed his round with a one under par score of 34 to lead the Belpre team. That score also earned Adam the honor of being medalist for the match. Two excellent scores of 37 were shot by Brennen Fennell and Sam Perry while Hayden Plummer added a 41 to complete the 149 total for the winners. Jackie Cunningham and Hayden Lowe also played for Belpre
The Wahama White Falcons shot there best nine hole score of the season, but it was not enough to be competitive with the winners of this quad match. Dakota Sisk snapped out a small slump to lead the White Falcons. Dakota was four over par after two holes, but found his swing to play the final seven holes one under par to turn in a fine 38 for the day.
Both Samuel Gordon and Michael MacKnight had two bad holes and shot 43s for the match. Michael Hendricks had his share of trouble and ended up shooting a 46 to account for the final score that counted in the Wahama total. Nolan Pierce and Benjamin Foreman also played for Wahama with their scores not counted in the final tally.
Eastern’s best score of the day, a 42, was turned in by Kyle Young. David Warner followed with a 46 and Josh Parker added a 48. Derick Powell accounted for Eastern’s final score that counted with a 50. Jack Kuhn and Marshall Aanestad added non-counting scores.
Federal Hocking top score for the day was a 49 by Shane Gillian. Tyler Clemons added a 51 while Ryan Gillian contributed a 53 and Zach Kidder’s 64 was the fourth counting score for Eastern. Scott Gillian and Nate Kidder also played for Federal Hocking.