GHS golfers hold steady during second match recording 283


Weather cuts Wheeling tournament short

PARKERSBURG— The seasoned foursome of Bearcat golfers, Aiden Sheme, Dustin Keener, Brayden Palmer and Wyatt Poling had another great showing for the Grafton High School (GHS) program on Monday. 

The team traveled to Parkersburg and took to the links of Parkersburg Country Club, which boasts a par 73 layout that stretches nearly 7,000 years. According to their website, the tree lined course also features 50 bunkers and water hazards on ten of the 21 holes, adding a level of difficultly even for the most skilled players. 

However difficult the course ahead may have been, the talented Cats were prepared and once again came out with some outstanding performances. 

On the day, Poling shot a respectable 110, while Palmer came in a few strokes ahead recording a 102 and Sheme found his groove on the greens, scoring a 95. 

Leading the way for Grafton was Keener, who despite the high level of competition and course difficulty, managed to remain focused on the task before him and finished the day with a score of 86. 

Matching their score from the season opener last week, the top three Bearcat scorers combined for a team total of 283. 

Then on Tuesday, the Cats hit the road again and headed to Oglebay Resort in Wheeling to play at Speidel, yet another challenging course. 

However, the course wasn’t the only challenge Grafton faced on the day. 

Due to heavy rains and lightening in the area, Head Coach Ed Moore shared that the team was only able to complete 12 holes before the tournament was called because of the unsafe weather conditions and no scoring was recorded as a result. 

“Congratulations to our GHS golfers on a great two days of golf,” Moore voiced. 

The Bearcats were once again on the road on Thursday to compete at Woodview in Oak Glen. Results from this match will be featured in an upcoming edition of the Mountain Statesman. 

Then, on Monday, August 16, the program will remain a little closer to home, as they are slated to tee off at the Buckhannon Country Club. 

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