The Wahama golf team started its 2012 season on a bit of a tough note this weekend after losing a Thursday dual to visiting Scott before placing seventh out of 14 teams Friday at the Wirt County Invitational.
The White Falcons were missing four of their regular six starters in the opener at Riverside Golf Club, and the Skyhawks took full advantage by posting a 63-stroke decision over the youthful hosts. Scott — which posted a winning team tally of 314 — was led by medalist Sterling Chafin, who carded a 6-over par round of 76 over 18 holes.
Chad Honeycutt and Alex Boggs both shot matching rounds of 78, and Matt Dolan rounded out the winning score with an effort of 82.
Michael MacKnight paced Wahama with an 89, while Michael Hendricks added a 92. Nolan Pierce and Preston Hudnall rounded out the White Falcons’ team score of 377 with respective efforts of 95 and 99.
On Friday at Wirt County, the White Falcons again posted a team tally of 377 — led by Dakota Sisk’s round of 84. MacKnight was next with a 92, Mason Hicks added a 99 and Pierce rounded out the team score with 102 over 18 holes.
Roane County won the team title with a 299, with St. Marys (315) edging Williamstown (316) for the overall runner-up spot.
Wahama returns to action Tuesday when it hosts Buffalo at Riverside Golf Club.