Cats hoping to get back on track after struggles in Fairmont


FAIRMONT— After the cancellation of their home tournament, the Grafton High School golf team struggled to find their footing on Saturday at the Marion County Invitational. 

The match was held at the Green Hill Country Club, a course that coach Ed Moore noted was tough enough on its own, not to mention that the tournament boasted some of the best teams from around the state. 

For the play four, keep three format of the tournament, Grafton took with them sophomores Dustin Keener, Brayden Palmer and Wyatt Poling, along with freshman Corbin Knotts.

Combining for the Bearcat’s finishing total of 287 was the sophomore trio of Palmer (95), Keener (96) and Poling (96). While newcomer Knotts gained valuable experience shooting a 108. 

The Grafton team competed against 15 other teams including Cabell Midland, who claimed first place at the match with a finishing score of 236; Wheeling Park, landing in second (244); Wheeling Central (248); St. Mary’s (251); Buckhannon (252); North Marion (253); Morgantown (255); Keyser (257), Parkersburg (258); Fairmont Senior (267); Roane (273); University (273); Frankfort (276); East Fairmont (284); Notre Dame (289) and Berkley Springs (301). 

The team was slated to compete at Green Hills again on Monday, August 23, however that match was cancelled. 

The Bearcats are scheduled for action today, at the Bridgeport Country Club, and will be looking to get back on track. 

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