BERKELEY SPRINGS - Isaiah Simon and Josiah Laulis each fired an 85 Monday at the Cacapon State Park golf course to lead Philip Barbour High School to the Class AA regional championship.
Philip Barbour's golfers combined for team total of 258 to edge rival Grafton by four strokes. Berkeley Springs' Dylan Beddow shot a 79 to earn medalist honors.
The golfers teed off at 9 a.m. under a "deluge of rain" for the first five holes, said Philip Barbour coach Joe Kaiser. He said it finally let up, but a "constant drizzle" persisted throughout the day.
SWINING?AWAY?— Buckhannon-Upshur’s Kayla Linger watches her tee shot fly down the fairway during Monday’s Class AAA regional golf tournament. Linger fired an 89, as the Buccaneers finished seventh. (CU and The Inter-Mountain/John Wickline)
The Colts will move on to compete in the state championship tournament next week at Oglebay Park in Wheeling.
Also helping Philip Barbour to victory were Justin Thorne, who carded an 88, and Tyler Gordon, who shot 91.
"Considering the conditions, these were impressive scores," Kaiser said.
CLARKSBURG - Zach Wardle and Houston Schuler each fired an 87 to lead Elkins High School to a sixth-place finish Monday in the Class AAA regional tournament at the Clarksburg Country Club.
Bridgeport won the team title with a total card of 234, followed by host Robert C. Byrd High School. RCB's Jay Schwartzmiller earned the medalist honors with a 5-over par round of 75. The top two teams will move on to the state championship tournament next week at Oglebay Park in Wheeling.
Others competing for the Tigers were Alex Baird, who shot 92, and Kollin Hopwood, who turned in a 99. Elkins had a team score of 266.
Buckhannon-Upshur took seventh place in the tournament with a 267, led by Dalton Westfall and his 88. Kayla Linger finished with an 89, followed by Stetson West, 90; and Alex Louk, 95.
Lewis County took eighth with a 279 team total, led by Joe Nichols' 91. Adam Jeffries turned in a 92, followed by Thomas Law, 96; and Thomas Snyder, 99.