GRAFTON—The Grafton Bearcats golf team has been busy of late, participating in four matches in the past week at various courses in the area.
On September 4th, the Bearcats hosted Fairmont Senior, Liberty, Lincoln, and Bridgeport in a five-way match at the Tygart Lake Golf Course. Fairmont Senior won the event with a total team score of 161, followed by Bridgeport’s 181 and Lincoln with a 196. Liberty’s score was unavailable. It was a tough night for the Bearcats as junior standout Chris Miller could not finish his round due to a wrist injury. The Bearcats’ Caden Moore still helped lead his team to a respectable score of 202 by shooting a 37, followed by Gage Colebank with a 50, Logan Jones with a 55, Aaron Weaver with a 60, and Frankie Spring with a 63.
The very next day, Grafton hit the road for an away match at the Barbour Country Club against the Philip Barbour Colts and the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers. The Bearcats would finish second in the contest although they were still without the services of Miller, who took the day off to rest his sprained wrist. Caden Moore again paced the Bearcats with a round of 39, followed by Gage Colebank’s 49, Frankie Spring’s 50, Logan Jones’ 64, and Aaron Weaver’s 70. Low medal honors were awarded to Moore for his 39.
Miller and the Bearcats were able to get a few days of needed rest before again playing Philip Barbour and Buckhannon-Upshur, this time at their home course at Tygart Lake on September 10th.
Buckhannon bested the Bearcats by one stroke (172 to 173) to win the overall match but Miller was able to return from his injury and shoot a 36 to win low medal honors. Teammate Caden Moore, who has won his share of low medal honors throughout the season, finished a stroke behind Miller with a round of 37. Gage Colebank and Frankie Spring both shot a 50 while senior Logan Jones shot a 57. Senior Aaron Weaver shot a 62.
On September 11th, Grafton traveled down I-79 to Stonewall Resort in Lewis County to participate in a tri-match with Lincoln and Lewis County. Lewis County shot a 174 to win the event while Grafton shot a respectable 196, followed by Lincoln with a 208. Lewis County also had the low medalist on the day as senior Kole Bozic shot a round of 39. Grafton’s Caden Moore and Chris Miller tied with rounds of 42, followed by Logan Jones with a 54, Gage Colebank with a 58, Aaron Weaver with a 58, and Frankie Spring with a 65.