BEVERLY, Ohio — The Wahama White Falcon varsity golf team traveled to the Lakeside Golf Course Wednesday to compete in the Waterford High School Invitational Golf Tournament.
Eleven high school teams competed in the small school division of the tournament. The play 5, count 4 format was played in beautiful weather. A thin cloud cover kept the temperature pleasant for the 18-hole tournament.
The White Falcons, even though not playing up to there potential, managed a fourth place finish. Belpre High School won the tournament with a fine score of 313, The young men from Bishop Rosecrans shot 320 to finish second. Waterford, the host team, turned in a total score of 327 for a third place finish.
The White Falcon final total was 362. Samuel Gordon led the Wahama team with a score of 87 even after beginning his round with a triple bogey and a double bogey. Dakota Sisk could not maintain any momentum and shot 90. Michael Hendricks struggled at times and finished with a 92.
Michael MacKnight had numerous problems with his short game and carded a 93 for the final score that counted for the White Falcons. Freshman Nolan Pierce lacked consistency and finished with a 95. Overall, it was a disappointing day for the Wahama golfers.
However, this tournament did allow the White falcons to see most of their competition in the TVC conference. They learned that they must improve if they wish to be in the race for the championship.
The final order of finish and there scores after the Wahama fourth place total was as follows : Fort Frye, 366, Miller, 375, Trimble, 380, South Gallia, 386, Whiteoak, 398, Federal Hocking, 423 and Eastern, 429.
South Gallia golfer Gus Slone carded perhaps the most unusual score of the day. Gus could not get his game going on the front nine shooting a 49, but then everything finally came together for the young man and he shot an even par score of 35 on the back nine holes.
No other local scores were available at presstime.