The Salem High golfers shot a solid round of golf on Monday at Auburn Hills but lost by 35 strokes. That’s because Blacksburg shot an incredible round of 280.
The Bruins’ score was eight under par for the combined four scores. Par at Auburn Hills is 72 and Blacksburg’s Jake Albert went seven under with a 65. The other three counting scores for the Bruins were two rounds of one under, at 71, and the fourth score was a one-over 73.
“What can you say?” noted Salem coach Thad Snyder. “They played great golf.”
Salem’s best score was a 77 by Trey Joyce. Macy Johnson shot 78, Kathryn Ha had a 79 and Trace Monroe had the fourth counting score with an 81. That was good for second on the day at 315 with Patrick Henry third at 324 and Cave Spring fourth at 329.
Last Thursday at Draper Valley Salem won a non-district match with a 309. Ha was the medalist with a four-under-par 68 and also scoring were Joyce with a 73, Monroe with a 79 and Taylor Davis at 89. Northside was second at 328 and Carroll County, Christiansburg and Pulaski County were far behind.
The Spartans are back in action next Monday, September 29, with a match at Thorn Springs in Pulaski County.