MASON, W.Va. — The varsity golf team from Buffalo High School showed 3 area teams how to win a golf match even when their top 3 players have an off night. Point Pleasant, Wahama and River Valley learned that it takes six players to be a good team.
Buffalo’s total score on a cool and somewhat damp Wednesday evening at the Riverside Golf Course was 169. Point Pleasant was second in the play six, count four format with a score of 179. Wahama finished third in the nine-hole match with 186. River Valley finished fourth with a total of 198.
Buffalo’s top three players all shot 2-6 strokes higher than their season averages. However, the bottom three players more than held their own to help their team to the victory.
Nic Gunter led his team to the win by posting a score of 40 which also gave him Medalist honors for the match. Cory Hoshor and Drew Patton shot 42 each while Bradley Harris shot 45 for Buffalo’s final score that counted.. The 47 shot by Anthony Blankenship along with the 51 from Blaik Capenger were not part of the final score.
The Big Blacks from Point Pleasant turned in one of their best performances of the year. Denver Thomas shot a solid 41 for his team’s best score. He was followed closely by freshman Matthew Martin’s 43 which included two birdies.
Kelsey Allbright turned in a 44 to help her team while Rhett Lanier’s 51 was the fourth score that counted for Point Pleasant. Travis Wamsley and Milton Grimm both shot 54 with neither score being part of the final tally.
Nathan Redman continued his good play of late shooting a 43 for the Wahama team.. Michael MacKnight added a 45 while Michael Hendricks shot 48. The fourth score that counted for the White Falcons was a 50 posted by Benjamin Foreman. Nolan Pierce and Mason Hicks shot identical 55s with neither score counting in the team total.
A 44 shot by Logan Sheets was the best River Valley could post, while Jordan Howell added a 47. A 53 by Zach Morris along with a 54 from Brandon Cornell were the final scores included in River Valley’s final count. The scores shot by Grant Gilmore and Cliff Chapman were not included.