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Knight Golfers Bring Home Wins

August 23, 2017
Tyler Star News

The TCHS Golf Team saw action in two matches last week, with the team garnering wins over three other squads at the Clair-Mar Course, but coming up short in their match at home. Seniors Noah Miller and Cheyenne Morris continue to lead the Knights with their low rounds.

On Monday, August 14, the local golfers hosted John Marshall, Linsly, St. Marys and Paden City at the Sistersville Country Club. The JM Varsity team narrowly took the win over Linsly by scores of 166 to 167. TCHS finished at 203. St. Marys had only two players and Paden City had only one golfer.

For the Knights, Noah Miller had a very good round, finishing at 39 on the Par 34 course, just one stroke out of contention for medalist. Cheyenne Morris came in second for the Silver and Black with her score of 49. Other scores included: Gage Potoczny - 55; Isaac Melvin - 60; Mack Gibbs - 60; Julianna Miller - 61; and Anna Griffith and Haiden Placer, both with 63. Reece Blatt of the Paden City Wildcats had 68.

"My round of 39 was good," commented Miller, "but I know I can do better, especially on our home course."

Counting the scores from the three Knights female golfers against the three best from John Marshall's six girls, left the TCHS Girls Golf Team in second place by the score of 170-173.

After a night off, the team returned to the fairways on Wednesday, August 16, at the Clair-Mar Course near Powhatan, Ohio. It was a good match for the Knights as they easily placed first against three Ohio schools. Team Scores were: TCHS - 188; River - 204; Union Local - 205; and Shadyside - 213. For TCHS, Noah Miller paced the team to its lowest score on the season, as he shot a five over par round of 40 on the Par 35 course, giving him co-medalist honors. Cheyenne Morris had 47 and Anna Griffith had her best round to date with 49. Gage Potoczny, Mack Gibbs and Isaac Melvin were all in the 50s, with scores of 52, 56 and 59, respectively. Haiden Placer finished out the scoring with 65.

Cheyenne Morris was optimistic about her round: "Due to some changes in my swing, I'm not as hard on myself at I was earlier this season, so I enjoyed the match at Clair-Mar."

Anna Griffith also enjoyed the evening: "It was a very good round for me. The course was nice, and I shot my lowest score ever!"

"I shot a 52 at Clair-Mar," said Gage Potoczny, "which is an improvement over my first home match."

Mack Gibbs felt that he hit irons well, but "my goal is to hit my driver better."

Haiden Placer struggled on the day, but "I know my problem, and now I need to work to fix it."

Finally, freshman Isaac Melvin reflected on his round at Clair-Mar: "I hit like a Granny the whole time and I had a couple of out of bounds shots. Hopefully I will bring my score down by the next match.

The wins at Powhatan improved the TCHS coed Varsity record to 7-15 on the season, while the Girls team record is even at 1-1.

Yesterday the team traveled to Wheeling to play nine holes at the Crispin Course against Linsly. Tomorrow, the team will return to Crispin for a full 18 holes of play, teeing off against John Marshall, Clay-Batelle, Linsly and Wheeling Central.

 
 
 

 

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