Golf team concludes season with fourth-place finish at Regionals


Bearcats make improvments throughout the year

FAIRMONT—The Grafton High School (GHS) Golf team concluded their season on Monday, with Dustin Keener, Brayden palmer, Aiden Sheme 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 Keyser, East Fairmont, West Fairmont, Frankfort, Weir, North Marion, Oak Glen and Berkeley Springs High Schools.

While the Bearcats managed to deliver solid performances, the day did not yield any qualifiers for the next round of play from the program, bringing the 2021 season to a close. 

The four GHS sophomores finished the day with a team total of 277, low enough to earn them a fourth-place finish, with Keener leading the way shooting an 87. 

 Palmer assisted the Cats to their finishing total with recording a 93, while Sheme earned a 97 and Poling came in with a 101. 

Although the end to any season is always a bittersweet happening, Coach Ed Moore noted that he is happy with how the season progressed and believes there is great promise within these young men for their seasons as Bearcats ahead. 

“We had a good season with steady, solid improvements throughout,” he voiced. “I am proud of not only how these young Bearcats stepped up yesterday, but how they performed all season long.” 

Taking first place at the match was Keyer High School with a team total of 250. North Marion claimed the second-place finish with a score of 256 and Fairmont Senior captured third, shooting a team total of 264. 

With Grafton securing fourth, Frankfort and East Fairmont tied for fifth place, both recording scores of 282, while Berkeley Springs landed in sixth with a team total of 315, with their own Sara Vera claiming Low Medalist at the event, shooting an 82. 

Rounding things out were Oak Glen (338) and Weir (342). 

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