MASON, W.Va. — Both the top scorer for Waterford High School and Southern High School had a better individual score than Wahama High School’s best score. However, the format used for Monday afternoon’s tri-match at the Riverside Golf Course was play-six and count the four best scores as the team total.
This was a golf match that just about had it all, an even par score, an eagle on a par 5 and a result not determined until the final group turned in their scorecard. In addition, the golf course was in excellent condition and the weather cooperated by being somewhat cooler than recent days. The rain also held off until the match was completed.
The final result was just about as close as a match between three teams can be. Wahama ended up on top with a score of 168. Southern was a close second with a total of 170 while Waterford finished with a 172 total.
After the first five positions for each team had reported their scores, it looked as though Southern would be the victor with Waterford two strokes behind. At that Point, Wahama was third with a score of 174.
Wahama’s sixth player, senior Caroline Thompson, would have to post a score of 45 or better for the White Falcons to pull out the victory.
Caroline came through. When her par putt on the 9th hole found the bottom of the cup, she had shot a 44 for her round giving her team a two shot winning margin. It was a fine time for Caroline to shoot the best score of her high school career.
Caroline had plenty of held. Another senior, Samuel Gordon, posted his best ever competitive score with a 39. That score even included a triple bogey for Samuel. Dakota Sisk, another senior, showed maturity by posting a score of 41 even after scoring a double bogey and a triple bogey in his round.
Michael Hendricks played study golf to shoot a 44 for his round. Benjamin Foreman and Michael MacKnight also played for Wahama with their scores not counting in the final total. The 168 final total is the White Falcons best 9 hole score of the year.
Adam Pape shot an eagle 3 on the par 5 7th hole to lead his Southern team with a fine score of 37. Adam was on that green in 2 shots and made a long, tough putt for his 3.
Cole Graham turned in a 43 while Bradley McCoy added a 44 for Southern. Jacob Hoback shot 46 to account for the 4th score that counted for the runner up team. The scores of Danny Ranthum and Ryan Schenkelberg were not included in Southern’s final tally.
Medalist honors for the match went to Waterford’s Brandyn Offenberger who shot an excellent even par round of 35 to lead the Waterford team effort.
Brent Ginther and Cameron added scores of 43 and 45 respectively while Randee Seevers shot 49 to account for Waterford’s final total. The scores shot by Montana Brooker and Garrett Lemasters were not counted in Waterford’s final count.