I have seen many, many high school golf matches. Never have I seen one that developed like the one at the Meadowlands Golf Course in Buffalo Thursday evening.
The number one players from Buffalo, Wahama and Point Pleasant traded pars and a few birdies during the entire match. The end result was that all three of the young men shot a one under par 35 for the contest. Corey Hoshor from Buffalo, Dakota Sisk of Wahama and Point’s Erik Allbright all had the lead at one time or another, but none of them would give in to the others. It was actually fitting that all 3 shared medalist honors for the contest.
Buffalo came out on top for the match shooting a team total of 162 in the play 6, count 4 format. Wahama was a close second shooting 166 while Point Pleasant was just another 2 strokes back with a 168. River Valley finished 4th with a total of 184.
In addition to Hoshor’s 35, Buffalo received a fine 37 from Bradley Harris. Blaik Caplinger added a 44 while Nick Whittington shot 46 to account for the 4 scores that counted for the winners. Tyler Sowards and Alex Rayburn also played for Buffalo.
Dakota Sisk’s 35 was his second sub 40 round this week. He received excellent support from Caroline Thompson who shot her career best round of 40 This score brought several comments from opposing players that this girl was not just another pretty face. Samuel Gordon turned in a solid 42 for the day while Michael Hendricks, in spite of continued putting woes, added a 49 to account for the 4 scores that gave Wahama its final tally. Benjamin Foreman and Mason Hicks turned in non counting scores for the White Falcons.
Erik Allbright’s 35 was supported by a 43 from Denver Thomas. Kelsey Allbright added a 44 with Adam Thomas posting a 46 to account for the Big Black’s total score. John Rhea and Rett Lanier also played for Point Pleasant.
River Valley was led by a 42 from freshman Logan Sheets. Dan Goodrich shot 44. Both Jordan Howell and Jacob Gilmore each contributed 49 to give River Valley their total score. Zack Morris and Cliff Chapman also played for River Valley.
Bob Blessing is the varsity golf coach at Wahama High School.