MASON, W.Va. — The weather at the Riverside Golf Course was cool, damp and windy when the quad match between Wahama, Federal Hocking, Miller and River Valley began Tuesday evening. However, before the play 6, count 4 match was completed, the sun appeared and the wind stopped. It turned out to be a cool, but pleasant evening for the high school golfers.
The Wahama White Falcons finished on top with a score of 174. The young golfers from Miller made it a close match finishing second with a score of 178. River Valley shot one of their best scores of the year, a 182, to finish third. Federal Hocking, missing 2 members of their team , had to count all 4 available scores and finished fourth with a 204 total.
The White Falcon victories over Miller and Federal Hocking were TVC Hocking Division matches. The two wins gives Wahama a 12-3 conference record which is currently third in the league. A Wahama win on Thursday in the final conference match of the year against Eastern at the Oxbow Golf Course and a loss by Waterford against Belpre would place Wahama and Waterford in a tie for second in the year end standings.
Wahama senior Samuel Gordon led his team with a 39 for the match. That score also made Samuel co-medalist for the contest. Samuel was supported by a score of 43 from Michael Hendricks with Dakota Sisk adding a 44. Michael Mac Knight shot a 48 to account for Wahama’s fourth score that counted. Caroline Thompson and Freshman Kyle Sines also played for Wahama.
The fast improving Miller team was led by Chris Gamble who matched Samuel Gordon’s 39. Of course, that score allowed Chris to share medalist honors with Samuel. Shaun Hayes posted a 43 while Dakota McGill shot 47 and Brandon Davis added the fourth score that counted, a 49. Austin Doughty and Tyler Newman also played for the Miller team.
Dan Goodrich shot a 41 for the best score from a River Valley player. Jacob Gilmore added a 45. Logan Sheets posted a 47 with the fourth score that counted coming from Jordan Howell, a 49. Cliff Chapman and Zach Morris also played for the third place team.
The short-handed Federal Hocking team’s best score was a 45 from Quinton Brooks. Shane Gillian added a 51 with both T.J. Clemons and Scott Gillian posting identical scores of 54 each.