GHS Golf season concludes at Green Hills during regional play

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GRAFTON— The Grafton High School (GHS) Golf team concluded their season on last Monday, with Dustin Keener, Aiden Sheme, Corbin Knotts and Wyatt Poling representing the Bearcats during regional play.

The tournament was held in Fairmont at Green Hills Country Club and would pin the young Grafton team up against skilled players from throughout the state including Berkley Springs, East Fairmont, Fairmont Senior, Frankfort, Keyser, North Marion, Oak Glen and Weir High Schools.

Unfortunately, the Cats did not yield any qualifiers for the next round of play from the program, bringing the 2022 season to a close.

Grafton shot smart, but found difficulty during the day, and ended regional play with a fifth-place finish. The Cats combined for a team total of 285 points, with Sheme leading the way with 89.

“Aiden had the ninth best score for the region this year,” revealed Head Coach Ed Moore. “That’s an impressive feat with the talent possessed by the 36 golfers on the course this year.”

Keener helped in scoring, earning 96 points, followed by Knotts with 100 and Poling shooting 101.

Although the end to any season is always a bittersweet happening, Coach Moore noted that he is happy with how the season progressed 

“We had a good season with steady, solid improvements throughout,” he voiced. “I am proud of how these golfers performed all season long.”

The team from Keyser would claim first place on the course, with a team total of 253 points, just three points more than last year’s first place finish.

Taking second place at the match was Fairmont Senior, with a score of 257, followed by East Fairmont and North Marion both earning 270 points at Green Hills.

With Grafton securing fifth, Frankfort recorded a score of 296, earning sixth place, and the team from Berkley Springs finished the day with a team total of 305 points, claiming seventh.

Rounding out the team standings were Weir (310) and Oak Glen (323).

And while their hopes of making a trip to the state competition were dashed, the Grafton High School golfers should be proud of their efforts this season, with many outstanding performances on the green.

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