GHS golfers continue to impress

KINGWOOD—The Grafton High School golf team headed to Preston County last Wednesday night, to take on the Preston Knights. For the second match in a row, the GHS golfers were a little stumped by the unfamiliar course at the Preston Country Club. In the end, the Knights were four strokes better than the Bearcats, who shot a team combined 179. 

Sophomore Kayden Moore and freshman Chris Miller led the Bearcats with scores of 44 while teammate Cabell Bolyard shot a 45 and Skyler Rudy added a 46.

The low medalist in the match was Preston’s Matthew Allen who shot a 40. 

“It was an off night for the top three golfers (Skyler, Kolbe and TJ) but the bottom three (Chris, Caden & Cabell) stepped up their game to keep us in it,” said head coach Luke McCall.  “Even though it was an off night for most, when asked what they needed to improve it came down to little mistakes and the mental game. The “different” courses are playing with their heads a little bit and with these being our week of traveling, they will soon figure out a groove and begin to improve their scores,” he added.

On Thursday night the Cats were able to bounce back against Elkins and Lewis County. The Bearcats returned to their winning ways by coming in with a match low 178 which was eight strokes better than second place Elkins.

TJ Summers led the way for the golfing Cats with a team low 41 followed by Cabell Bolyard with a 44. The remaining Cats were Kolbe Kimbrew (45) and Skyler Rudy (48).

The low medalist for the match was Lewis County’s Ayden Wyckoff with a 39.

“I am very proud of TJ and the way he played yesterday. I think he is beginning to find his groove,” said McCall. “Cabell is beginning to find a groove as well and hope he continues as the season continues.”

“The rest of the team seems to be struggling a little bit, but that is the game of golf. It is hard to find consistency especially when you are playing matches almost every day and do not have the opportunity to work on basic mechanics such as their swing. The kids have a break and it will serve them well and they will be ready for matches next week at Bel Meadows (Tues.), Greenhills C.C. (Wed.), and Bridgeport C.C. (Thurs.),” McCall added.

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