MASON, W.Va. — Close matches are always exciting, even it is for second place.
The Waterford golf team came out on top over host Wahama, Point Pleasant and Southern on Tuesday at Riverside Golf Course in Mason County.
The Wildcats finished the day with a commanding combined score of 156, but it was a tight battle for second. The Big Blacks ended up taking the spot with a 196 overall, followed by the Tornadoes (198) and the White Falcons (200).
Junior Matthew Martin and sophomore Bryce Tayengco led the way for PPHS, who both shot a 46. Rhett Lanier fired a 50, followed by Austin Liptrap and Hunter Holcomb scores of 54 for the Red and Black’s final tally.
The Tornadoes were led by freshman Jensen Anderson’s 45, followed by Jonah Hoback and Ashley Acree, who each shot a 50. Tanner Thorla finished with a 53, while Eli Hunter and Ryan Acree each fired a 54. Jarett Hupp also contributed a 62 for Southern’s score.
Senior Nathan Redman’s 39 led the White Falcons’ efforts. Mason Hicks ended the day with a 49, followed by Beka Groves with a 53. Logan Bissell finished with a 59, while Anthony Ortiz (64) and Gage Smith (67) added onto Wahama’s match score.
Scores for Waterford included Cameron Bosner (37), Josh Stewart (39), Alex Branham (39), Jordan Welch (41), Isaac Trader (44) and Wes Perkins (45).
Donald Lambert can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106