MASON, W. Va. — The Meigs Marauders made up themselves in “Maroon”, “White” and “Gold” on Monday among the green of Riverside Golf Course, as its “Maroon” six defeated Point Pleasant in a non-league dual golf match.
The Marauder “Maroon” sixthsome —which consisted of arguably its top six boys players —downed Point Pleasant head-to-head 177-194.
Meigs’ “junior varsity” players formed a full squad of six and shot 238, while four Lady Marauders managed a team score of 277.
Officially, the match was a dual between Meigs and Point Pleasant, which only has five golfers this season in the entire program.
Both schools call Riverside Golf Course in Mason home this year.
The top four scores count towards the team total, as Meigs’ top two players posted 40 or better —with all four of its counting cards showing 50 or below.
Leading the “Maroon” unit was junior Wyatt Nicholson, who fired a three-over-par 38 to capture match medalist honors.
His “Maroon” teammate, senior Levi Chapman, chalked up a 40 for the medalist runner-up.
All four teams were playing the Riverside par-35 back nine.
Caleb Stanley with a 49 and Bobby Musser with a 50 rounded out the Meigs varsity counting scores.
The Marauders’ two non-counting cards were a 53 from Bryce Swatzel and a 55 from Cole Arnott.
Point Pleasant’s postings included Dylan Tayengco with a 45 and Bryce Tayengco with a 46, followed by Haley Pierson with a 50 and Colton Fridley with a 53.
The non-counting card for the Black Knights was J.D. Leach, who joined the club this week, with an 81.
Monday marked Meigs’ first official match of 2017, while Point Pleasant played its third.
The four counting Meigs “White” scores all shot 63 or better —Brayden Ervin with a 56, Griffin Buck with a 59, Gus Kennedy with a 60 and Brody Rogers with a 63.
The two non-counting scores were Austin Mahr with a 70 and Trenton Peacock with a 71.
The Lady Marauders’ four scores were Caitlin Cotterill with a 64, Mikayla Ratcliffe with a 69, Shelby Whaley with a 70 and Olivia Haggy with a 74.
The Marauders return to action on Wednesday at the Waterford Invitational, while Point Pleasant plays at Silos on Thursday against host Spring Valley.
Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106