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Peyton Moore Finishes Career In The Top 10

By Staff | Oct 12, 2016

Photo by Bruce Crawford The Eagles’ Peyton Moore drives a par four close to the green in a recent match.

Magnolia’s Peyton Moore finished his last high school golf match in the WVSSAC Class A State Golf Championship in Wheeling at the Speidel Golf Course in Wheeling last week.

Moore, a senior at Magnolia, shot a 169 in the two-day 36 hole golf tournament, while teammate freshman Trey Blain shot a 180.

After shooting a disappointing 87 on Tuesday, Moore shot an 82 to finish 10th, one stroke from earning all-state honors, while Blain came back to shoot a 85 and finished in the top 25.

In his four-year career at Magnolia, Moore has won 50 out of 72, including back-to-back OVAC Class AAA titles, while winning the medalist in over three fourths of his matches as the top scorer in the 72 matches he participated in.

Cabell Midland finished first in Class AAA, while Wyoming East won the Class AA, and Charleston Catholic in Class A.

“Peyton will go down in history as one of the best golfers in Magnolia history. We have a lot of great golfers come through Magnolia, but Peyton will always be in there with the best,” said MHS Head Coach Dave Tallman. “We had three team goals to start the season. We wanted to win the OVGL and repeat winning the OVAC title again after winning it last year for the school’s first OVSAC Golf Title, and send the entire team to state. We fell a little short in that, but we sent two and that is very hard in itself to do.”

The Eagles, who finished the season with a 76-22 record, will lose three of their eight players, with Moore, Drew Herrick and A.J. Richmond.

“We have three letterman coming back in Trey Blain, Olivia Mensore and William Nice, and will also return Peyton’s little sister back in Clara Moore. She is a freshman and has improved every day and we will look for her and as well the others, to keep this heading in the right direction, added Tallman.”

Hopefully, the Eagles can pick up some more players moving up from middle school and some upperclassmen that like the game of golf and can contribute right away.