The Salem High golfers finished a stroke behind Jefferson Forest, 304 to 305, to claim runner-up honors in Tuesday’s Botetourt Metro Golf Tournament. Glenvar also competed in the 10 team Metro at the Botetourt Golf & Swim Club and shot 358.
Salem carded the 304 without sophomore sensation Kathryn Ha, who had a prior commitment and missed the Metro. Ha was the medalist at the John Scott Heritage Invitational a week prior, but in her absence the Spartans still competed for the title. The top score for Salem at the Botetourt G&SC was a three-over-par 74 by Macy Johnson while Trey Joyce was a stroke back at 75, Trace Monroe shot 77 and Taylor Davis had a 79.
“I’m incredibly pleased with the way we performed,” said Salem coach Thad Snyder. “We had four scores in the 70s! I’m very, very happy with that.”
Patrick Henry finished third with 316 while Blacksburg came in fourth at 317. Franklin County was fifth with 324, Northside carded 330, Lord Botetourt had 332, James River was eighth with a 338 and William Byrd had 341. Hidden Valley was 10th with a 347, Glenvar was next at 358 and Cave Spring was 12th at 387. William Fleming had three competitors but did not have a full team. Nick Crawford of Northside was medalist with an even par 71.
Glenvar’s top score was an 83 by Jacson Shepherd. Other scorers for Glenvar were Mason Hylton at 86, Aidan Hylton at 93 and Brendan Magruder and Adam Harvey tied for the fourth score with 96 each.
“Last week we shot a team score of 381 and this week we shot a team score of 358,” said Glenvar coach Shawn Duff. “I’m looking for us to continue to improve and get more consistency. I’m excited to see this group continue to have fun enjoying the game while at the same time getting better.”
The 381 score Duff was referring to came in a match at the Olde Mill Course last week in a Three Rivers District match hosted by Carroll County. Floyd County was the easy winner with a score of 320. Radford was next at 353 and James River took third among the six teams with a 365. Rounding out the day were Glenvar at 381, host Carroll at 410 and Alleghany at 435. McKenzie Weddle of Floyd was medalist with a 71.
“Olde Mill was playing very tough but in beautiful shape,” said Duff.
Jacson Shepherd led Glenvar again with an 85. Magruder had 97, Grayson Shepherd had 99 and brothers Mason and Aidan Hylton both had 100 to tie for the Highlanders’ fourth counting score.
The Highlanders had a match scheduled for the Radford River Course on Monday but that was rained out. The Three Rivers District tour will make a stop at Floyd Monday.
Salem’s next match is Monday at the Hunting Hills Country Club as Cave Spring plays host to a River Ridge District affair.
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