GALLIPOLIS, Ohio —Improving every day, as was its goal this season, the South Gallia High School boys golf squad placed third in Thursday’s Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division match at Cliffside Golf Club.
The Rebels, the host school for the tilt, fired a team total of 237 — placing in the middle of the five clubs which competed.
Waterford, which entered the meet tied with Southern for the TVC-Hocking lead, won the contest with a team score of 145.
The Wildcats, which are the defending division champions, had all four of their counting scores in the 40s — and featured the co-match medalists with a pair of 41s.
Miller was the runner-up to Waterford with a 223, followed by South Gallia at 237, Trimble at 256 and Federal Hocking at 271.
South Gallia, Waterford and Federal Hocking had six golfers apiece, while Miller fielded five and Trimble took four.
The top four scores counted towards the team total, as sole senior Curtis Haner had a 47 to pace the Rebels.
The remaining Rebels are all freshmen —as Layne Ours with a 60, Noah Spurlock with a 63 and Caleb Condee with a 67 were the other counting scores.
The two non-counting cards were a 69 by Chloey Campbell and a 70 by Dustin Bainter.
Waterford was led by the co-match medalists —Travis Pottmeyer and Bryce Hilverding who were both five-over-par.
Wes Jenkins shot a 44, while Evan Seevers shot a 49.
The Wildcats’ non-counting scores were Brooks Serprano with a 57 and Matt Semon with a 63.
Miller’s top score was a 45 by Hunter Dutiel, followed by Blaine Needham with a 57, Trey Hettich with a 59 and Collin Pargeon with a 62.
Trimble’s four scores were Nathan Riley with a 54, Zach Bragg with a 63, Josh Hashman with a 69 and Aeden Bailes with a 70.
Mitchell Clem led the Lancers with a 64, as Branden Bond with a 66 followed for Federal Hocking.
The Lancers’ other four scores were Wes Carpenter with a 70, Shane Fredricks and Jadyn Lawson with identical 71s, and Taylor Clemons with a 72.