Moore Ready To Shine in ’15
NEW?MARTINSVILLE?- Magnolia senior golf athlete Peyton Moore looks to be primed and ready to start the 2015 high school golf season.
Moore, who has been taking lessons from Parkersburg Golf Pro Scott Davidson has been fine-tuning his skills to help the Blue Eagles compete for a team state title.
Moore has competed in the Calloway Junior Golf Tour over the past five years, earning a top-five spot in the year each year, and ending the Tour Championship at Greenbrier for the top eight players in the state, fourth overall.
New Martinsville eighth grader Trey Blain also earned a slot in the top eight this year. Last season, Moore shot a 76 at the Greenbrier’s Old White Golf Course, finishing third in his age group.
In Moore’s freshmen season, he led the Blue Eagles to the OVGL championship at Moundsville Country Club shooting a 71 and earning medals and honors. In his sophomore season he led Magnolia to their second straight league championship at Wheeling Crispen course shooting a one under par 70 and finishing runner-up on a low round.
He has qualified the past two years for the state championship as an individual held at Oglebay. He finished fourth last year and was named to the Class-A All-State Team.
During his first two seasons at Magnolia, Moore has won medals in 24 matches, and is a multiple winner in the Callaway Tour, winning at Oglebay, Mason’s Riverside Course, and Par Three Shoot Out. He has also won an Ohio tournament early this summer at Turkana Golf Links where he earned overall medalist honors over 30 top teenagers in the country.
Moore’s love of the game keeps him and his tight knit family on the road, and one day hopes of making it into college golf and even further.
“If Peyton keeps working as hard as he is now he will get his college paid for,” said Magnolia head golf coach Dave Tallman.
Moore stresses that there are nine players on this years team, which has three good senior players, and five other top-notched athletes as well as a female freshmen Alivia Mensore, who he thinks will help the team this season and on.
Moore stated that they must beat out St. Mary’s and Madonna if they want to reach the state tournament, as only two teams can advance to the state tournament.
Moore idolizes pro-golfer Rory Mcllroy. He loves playing golf and of course likes to beat his dad Mark.
“Dad has beaten me once in awhile, but not very often,” said Moore.
Peyton is the son of Mark and Stephanie Moore, and is the brother of Clara of New Martinsville. He is the grandson of Nick and Carolyn Moore, and Stanley and Sally Shreve, both of New Martinsville