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Magnolia Wins First Golf Title

By Staff | Sep 23, 2015

Photo by Bruce Crawford Shown, from left, the OVAC Class 3-A champion Magnolia golf team:?Peyton Moore, Drew Herrick, Derrick Blain, Shane Mason, MHS Coach Dave Tallman and Matthew Durig.

Cross one off the bucket list at Magnolia High School as the Blue Eagle golf team came away with their first OVAC Class-AAA crown Thursday, Sept. 17 at Olgebay Crispin Golf Course.

MHS junior Peyton Moore was the tournaments medalist, shooting a four under par with a 67, while seniors Matthew Durig added a 77, Derrick Blain 80, and Shane Mason an 84.

“I really thought the match could come down to out fourth player,” said MHS Head Coach Dave Tallman. “I thought are 1-3 were okay, and I challenged Shane Mason a couple weeks ago and he came through with an 84. It was good enough to win.”

Moore made three birdies on the front nine and two eagles on the back nine and a near hole-in-one on one of his eagles.

“I’m so happy for our seniors. They have all worked really hard to get where we are today. We are not done we have regional coming up and would like to add to our bucket list, with a team entry to the state tournament back here in Wheeling Oct. 6-7,” added Tallman.

Photo Provided OVAC Class-AA runners-up River Pilots from left are, Isaac Curtis, Ben Riley, Blaze Amos, Zac Smith, Brandon Smith and Head Coach Justin Fetty.

Tyler Consolidated finished seventh in an eight-team tournament, with the two-time defending champ Linsly Cadets as well as Steubenville Catholic coming in second place four shots behind Magnolia with a 312.

The Knights were paced by Ty Pratt with an 81, while Kaleb Tanley shot a 93. In addition, Noah Miller scored a 95, and Cheyenne Morris a 96.

The Blue Eagles ride to the OVAC victory started a day earlier when the Eagles defeated Tyler, Paden City and St. Marys at Sisterville Country Club.

Moore was again had the lowest score of the day with a two over par with a 36, while Mason followed with a 43. Blain and Drew Herrick each finishing with a 44.

The Knights were led by Pratt with an 81, while Tanley shot a 93. Miller and Morris shot a 95 and 96, respectively.

For the Wildcats, Dezarae Middleton paced the Wildcats with a 45, while Jacob Pierce cashed in with a 47. Kyle Stackpole shot a 50 and Michael Wilcox added a 51.

Pilots OVAC Class-AA Golf

Runners-up

Paden City Ends up Fourth in Class-A

Wheeling Cental won the OVAC Class-AA Golf title Sept. 16 at Olgebay Crispin Golf Course in Wheeling, while the River Pilots ended up second.

The Weirton Madonna Blue Dons won their eighth straight OVAC Class-A crown, while the Paden City Wildcats finished fourth in a six team field.

The Pilots Brandon Smith and Issac Curtis shared top honors for the Pilots with a solid 81, while teammate Zac Smith added an 83. Ben Riley and Blaze Amos rounded out the Pilots scoring with a 90 and 91 score, respectively.

For the Wildcats, Michael Wilcox led the way with a team-low 95, while teammates Jacob Pierce and D Stackpole both shot a 96. Kyle Stackpole and Logan Crawford recorded a 99 and 127, respectively.