GRAFTON—The 2019 Grafton High School golf season will kick off on August 9th with a very experienced squad and quality matches scattered from the beginning of August until the end of September.
The season looks to be promising with the return of two starters, Caden Moore and Chris Miller, from last year’s state runner-up team.
Moore is entering his senior season at GHS, while Miller will be embarking on his junior year at the high school. The team also consists of three returning players, Aaron Weaver, Marti Lantz, and Logan Jones, as well as welcoming two new members, Gage Colebank and Frankie Spring.
Moore and Miller have been busy this summer, playing in the Callaway Junior Tour at various courses around the state for the past few months with both finishing in the top eight of their respective age groups. This was a great accomplishment for both young men where both qualified to play in the championship round at the Greenbrier Resort which also provided invaluable experience for the upcoming golf season.
The team’s new head coach, Ed Moore, is looking forward to getting started this season and explained the tall task he has ahead of him. “Golf is the most challenging sport I have ever played and coaching the sport takes it to a whole new level,” Moore said. “I’m thankful that I have the support of the team’s family members and others that are helping with the upcoming season.
Because Grafton plays their home matches at Tygart Lake Golf Course in Knottsville, Moore was quick to praise the course’s owner and her assistance in helping out his program. “A big thank you goes out to Jody Westfall, owner of Tygart Lake Golf Course, for her continual support of the team and its members.”
When asked what is focus is in his first season at the helm, Moore added, “my goal for the season is to see our team improve on a weekly basis and place in the top two in all of our tournaments. Hopefully we end the season by winning the state championship.”