South golfers best Marietta, PHS in triangular

Tigers’ Herb is medalist, shoots a 36

Parkersburg High’s Nicole Lincicome lines up a putt during a golf tri match Wednesday at Woodridge Golf Club in Mineral Wells. Parkersburg South won, with Marietta second and PHS third. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn

MINERAL WELLS — Host Parkersburg South may not have had the medalist Wednesday, but got a pair of 37s from Chance Shears and Luke Commiskey to still win a tri golf match with Marietta and Parkersburg on the par-35 front 9 at Woodridge Golf Club.

B.J. Hess’ Patriots recorded a 154 team score to best the runnerup Tigers, who carded a 161, by a seven-stroke margin and PHS, who had 168, by 14.

Marietta, though, did have Gage Herb shoot a 36 to claim medalist honors.

After Shears and Commiskey for South were Zach Redmon with a 39, followed by Logan Clegg’s 41, Todd Burner’s 42 and Logan Winans’ 52.

For Marietta after Herb came Jared Hollister at 40, Caleb Scharf at 42, Lake Satterfield’s 43 and both Heath Hill and Zach Mallett with 44s.

The Big Reds’ cards read: Garrett Ballway 39, Nicole Lincicome 40, Isaac Prine 43, both Trey Rossana and Carter Stone 46, and Dylan Shaver 47.

“The boys played really well today,” said Hess of his linksters’ performance. “I was really proud of them. We got three scores in the 30s — that’s great for a nine-hole match.

“Since this is considered one of our home courses along with South Hills, a lot of our kids play here a lot. So it was kind of comfortable for most of them.”

Hess, although in his first year as head coach at South, coached golf for five years at Edison Middle School, so “I already knew most of these kids. For a lot of them, it’s just like me stepping back into the same role I had before, just that they’re a little taller now and hit the ball a little farther.”