GRAFTON—The Grafton High School golf team swept their competition last week as they won all three home matches at Tygart Lake Golf Course. The Cats returned home last week after playing their last six matches on the road and the home course was kind to the Bearcats.
On Tuesday the Cats hosted Tucker County and Preston with the Cats finishing three strokes better than the Knights.
Leading the way for the Cats was Skyler Rudy and Caden Moore with scores of 41, while Kolbe Kimbrew and TJ Summers came in with a 41. Chris Miller rounded out the scoring with a 49.
“I am so proud of this team,” said head coach Luke McCall. “It took a month, but we finally broke one of my team goals in achieving a score lower than the 170s. As the season goes on they are continually growing as a team and individually. The successes they build off of and use as motivation is what is making them excited for the rest of the season,” he added.
On Wednesday The Bearcats defeated teams from Bridgeport, East Fairmont and University. The low medalist for the match was GHS’s Summers who shot a one under par 34. Kimbrew came to the clubhouse with a 40 while Moore brought in a 41. Miller continued to play good as he finished with a 43.
“It was a great win for this team considering we beat a good triple a school (University) and a really good school within our own conference (Bridgeport), said McCall. “I was shocked to see TJ come in with a round under par, but am not surprised and I am very proud of him and his team mates for pulling this win off,” he added.
On Thursday the Cats just kept winning as they beat teams from Tygarts Valley, Gilmer County and South Harrison.
The low medalist for this match was Grafton’s freshman Chris Miller. Miller shot a nine hole total of 41 and teammate Rudy shot a 42. Moore finished with a 43 and Kimbrew shot a 44.
“Chris Miller medaling as a freshman proves that we have a team that plays pretty well and deep,” said McCall. “As the season goes on, I am liking the chances for regionals,” he added.
The next week matches for the Bearcats include trips to Fairmont Field Club on Monday and Riverbend Golf Couse on Tuesday.