By Brain Hoffman
The Glenvar golfers opened the season with a four-team match at the Hidden Valley Country Club on Monday and shot a nine hole total of 173. William Byrd won the match with a score of 163 as four Roanoke County teams competed.
The match was just nine holes with impending rain on the horizon. Clayton Gilmore of Byrd was the medalist with a 38 to lead the Terriers. Northside was second with a team score of 167, Glenvar was third at 173 and Hidden Valley shot 182.
“I was disappointed we only played nine holes instead of 18,” said Glenvar coach Shawn Duff. “We played good for our first outing of the year. The guys showed some grit, overcoming some nerves and finished the round strong.”
Glenvar’s low score was 41 by Jacson Shepherd. Also scoring were Mason Hylton with a 43, Grayson Shepherd at 44 and Aiden Hylton and Tyler Smith tied for the fourth spot at 45, one stroke ahead of Adam Harvey.
The Highlanders are back on the links Monday when Radford hosts the first Three Rivers District match at the Pete Dye River Course. Then, just a day later, Glenvar will compete in the Botetourt Metro Invitational at the Botetourt Golf and Swim Club. That will begin with a shotgun start at 10 am.