Golfers turn in nice scores for the week
The Tyler Consolidated and Paden City High School varsity golf teams took advantage of the nice weather for scheduled games this past week, with both teams turning in some good rounds.
At Crispin Golf Course in Wheeling, the Silver Knight team played a good match with John Marshall, but fell in overall team win, 180 – 194.
Senior Nathan Kemp’s score of 44 earned him co-medalist in the match. Also scoring for Consolidated on the day were: Ty Pratt, 45; John Lancaster, 52; Adam Cooper, 53; Kaleb Tanley, 57; and Cheyenne Morris, 59.
“We went to Crispin because that is the site of the OVAC Tournament coming up in September,” said head coach of the Knights, Joe Griffith. “The course is in very good shape after all of the rain from the summer. It was nice for the players to be able to hit a shot out on the side of the hills and have the ball not roll clear to the bottom because the grass was all burned out. It’s a tough course, but I still thought we could have shot better.”
On Aug. 20 the Knights played host to John Marshall, Paden City, St. Marys, and Linsly at the Sistersville Country Club, par 34 course.
Linsly took the team win with 155 points. St. Marys scored 166, John Marshall, 183; Tyler Consolidated, 188; and Paden City, 213.
Individually for the Knights, Kemp was low man on the day, turning in a 43; Pratt – 44; Morris – 50; Tanley – 51; Levi Hudson – 56; and Lancaster – 58.
For Paden City, Jacob Pierce led the way with a 49. Michael Wilcox scored 54; Dezirae Middleton – 54; Aaron Heasley – 56; and Kris Byers – 61.
“St. Marys and Linsly are very good this year,” the coach said. “And John Marshall has picked up another player to move their scores just ahead of ours.”
The Silver Knights traveled to Riverside in Ohio on Aug. 21 to take on the likes of Magnolia, Shadyside, Barnesville, and Williams-town.
Williamstown led all team scorers when all was said and done with 160 points. Magnolia scored 163; Tyler Consolidated – 180; Shadyside – 185; and Barnesville – 231.
Kemp scored 41 on the day; Lancaster turned in a 45; Morris – 47; Tanley – 47; Pratt – 52; and Hudson – 60.
“Kemp didn’t feel that he had a good night, with a 41, but Lancaster and Tanley rebounded from some high scores to give us the win over Shadyside,” Griffith said. “Cheyenne Morris had a nice round of 47, which was actually high for her, since she plays that course a lot. But she is playing solid rounds of golf for a freshman.
“Our record moves to 19-24 on the season, which is on the plus side of where it often is at this point in the season. I am looking for the team to continue to add to the win column next week.”
Said senior Nathan Kemp on his play this week, “I like to remember the quote by Jack Nicklaus that says it takes hundreds of good golf shots to gain confidence, but only one bad one to lose it.”
The Silver Knights will host Magnolia, Paden City, Williamstown, and Ritchie County on Sept. 3. On Thursday Tyler Consolidated and Paden City will match-up at Riverside.
On Sept. 2 Tyler Consolidated’s Middle School team will participate in their very first match. The team will travel to play at St. Marys.