TORNADO, W.Va. - For the Roane County golfers, it's a done deal.
At Friday's fourth and final stop of the Callaway Junior Tour's High School Series, the Raiders became the first school other than a Class AAA program to capture the overall championship.
Roane County put together a pair of first-place finishes at the Lewisburg Elks Golf Invitational and the Parkersburg Country Club Invitational, and was runner-up at the Ohio Valley Invitational. The Raiders' third-place showing yesterday at Big Bend Golf Course sealed the title.
Photo courtesy of Jim Kendall
Roane County became the first team other than a Class AAA program to win the overall title of the Callaway Junior Tour's High School Series during Friday's stop at Big Bend Golf Course. The Raiders' winning team included, from left: Cam Moore, Hunter Simmons, Alston Spears and Cole Moore
"Even though the kids didn't play their best today, they are real excited to win it all," Roane County coach Jim Kendall said. "A lot has been going on this week with classes starting Thursday and the kids playing these golf tournaments."
Behind medalist David Scragg and his 2-under par 69, Poca placed first with a 218. Charleston Catholic's 'A' team followed with a 223, while Roane County scored a 227 behind Alston Spears' 73 and Cole Moore's 76. Teammates Hunter Simmons and Cam Moore both carded a 78.
"I don't know of any team who wouldn't want those four scores," Kendall said.
Callaway Junior Tour
High School Series
At Big Ben Golf Course (Par 71)
Team standings: 1. Poca 218; 2. Charleston Catholic 223; 3. Roane County 227; 4. Logan 229; 5. George Washington 'A' 231; 6. (tie) Parkersburg South 'A' and Parkersburg 234; 8. Princeton 236; 9. Parkersburg South 'B' 239; 10. Williamstown 243; 11. Scott 'A' 247; 12. Huntington St. Joe 'A' 247; 13. Chapmanville 248; 14. Ritchie County 250; 15. North Marion 250; 16. Scott 'B' 251; 17. Buffalo 252; 18. Parkersburg Catholic 252; 19. Winfield 255; 20. Westside 261; 21. George Washington 'C' 262; 22. George Washington 'B' 263; 23. Charleston Catholic 'B' 267; 24. Wirt County 271; 25. Sissonville 285; 26. Sherman 287; 27. Huntington St. Joe 'B' 293
Medalist: David Scragg, Poca, 35-34-69
Roane County: Alston Spears 73, Cole Moore 76, Hunter Simmons 78, Cam Moore 78
Parkersburg South 'A': Alex Schreckengost 74, Adeena Shears 76, Garrett Dailey 80, Noah Smith 80, Dylan Cress 83
Parkersburg: Lauryn Davidson 75, Austin Davis 79, Lucas Prine 80, Ian McElroy 85
Williamstown: Ty Adkins 77, Mac McCormick 79, Kody Rhyne 87, Chandler Weber 92
Parkersburg South 'B': Adeena Shears 76, Trevor Gorrell 80, Sam Boso 83, Mason Winans 87
Ritchie County: Sydney Snodgrass 71, Riley Allen 88, Ben Knight 91, Jon Harkness 99
Parkersburg Catholic: Ben Collie 80, Ryan McCarty 85, Carson Weyer 87, Abby Roberts 88
Wirt County: Darrin Roberts 83, Seth Enoch 94, Alex Sears 94, Kenny Radcliff 114
At Speidel Jones Course
(Front nine, par 36)
Team scores: St. Marys 164, Harrison Central 184, Trinity 207, John Marshall 221
Medalist: Coleman Lamp, St. Marys 36
St. Marys (45-2): Coleman Lamp 36, Robbie Harper 42, Jared Nichols 42, Drew Wells 44, Josh Richard 53, Luke Burkhammer 55
Harrison Central (4-2): Kowalski 40, Walrath 44, Ossman 50, Saho 50, Edwards 58
Trinity (3-4): Sophia Podolinski 46, Tampoya 53, Dlugos 53, Raymond 55, Cummins 58
John Marshall (3-15): Griffith 52, Corley 52, Kettler 56, Richards 61, Blake 62
Next match: St. Marys at North Bend vs. Ritchie County and Wirt County, 4 p.m. Wednesday
Joining Spears on the five-member all-tournament team was Ritchie County's Sydney Snodgrass, who was runner-up in the individual race at 71.
Of the 27 teams represented in the field, the local contingent featured Parkersburg South 'A' and Parkersburg High tied for sixth place at 234; Parkersburg South's B' unit was ninth at 239; and Williamstown took 10th at 243.
"We wanted to win this high school series bad last year, and the kids set this as a goal for this year," Kendall said. "The glass trophies will be going to the school, but first I have to show off them off to mom. I just have to get them back to school Monday without breaking them."