WHEELING - Moorefield's Quincy Fraley topped the list of area golfers competing at the state high school golf tournament at Ogelbay Park on Thursday.
Fraley shot an 80 and is currently in fifth place heading into second-round action today. His score was good enough to put the Yellow Jackets in seventh place with a score of 294.
Gus Patterson (104), Tanner Carr (110) and Noah Carr (112) contributed to Moorefield's steady opening-round play. Korey Foltz shot a 96 for East Hardy.
Wheeling Intelligencer photo by Jim Elliott
Elkins High School’s Braden Hammond follows through on a shot Tuesday at the state golf tournament in Wheeling.
Charleston Catholic led the Class A field with a 236.
Madonna (251), Buffalo (254), St. Marys (263) and Greenbrier West (275) rounded out the top five.
Charleston Catholic's Christian Casingal is atop the leaderboard with 75.
Elkins hit a 260 and is currently in eighth place in Class AAA. Alex Baird (84), Braden Hammond (86), Kollin Hopwood (90) and Kelsi Trippett (104) paced the Tigers.
"With this being our first time at the state tourney, I thought some of our golfers were nervous," Elkins coach Dave Baird said. "Hopefully, we can get our scores down on the second day and have a better showing. I think the kids got the jitters out of the way, so hopefully we come out and perform much better in the second round.
Buckhannon-Upshur's lone competitor, Dalton Crislip, carded an 89 on Tuesday. Wheeling Park's Cole Hand shot a 72 and is the leader in Class AAA.
In Class AA, Poca led the way with a 246. Roane County (249), Grafton (254), Fairmont Senior (257), Scott (260), Westside (270), Wyoming East (278) and Lincoln (296) round out the field.
Poca's Travis Covert and Richwood's Sydney Snodgrass both shot 78 to tie for the top spot in Class AA.