Keyser golfers undefeated in week, Frankfort finishes third twice
By Chapin Jewell
KEYSER - In the week following their Potomac Valley Conference championship victory, Keyser’s Golden Tornado golfers have continued their hot streak, finishing first in all three events they’ve participated in this week.
On Monday, the Black and Gold traveled to Cacapon State Park near Berkeley Springs for a tri-match against the host Indians, themselves, and AAA Martinsburg. Keyser finished on top.
On Wednesday, Keyser hosted Moorefield, Frankfort, Petersburg and Union on the familiar grounds of Polish Pines. Keyser finished on top.
On Thursday, the Tornado golfer traveled up on the mountain to Canaan Valley State Park to compete against Tucker County, Frankfort, Moorefield and Petersburg. Keyser finished on top.
Three separate matches, three separate courses in three separate counties. Only one result, however, Keyser finishing in first place all week.
At Cacapon State Park Monday, Keyser finished first with a team score of 170, host Berkeley Springs was second with a 181, and Martinsburg finished with a 188.
Drew Matlick led Keyser with a low score of 38 and also finished first overall as the low medalist on the day. Jacob Malcolm and Darrick Broadwater followed Matlick for Keyser shooting 42 strokes each, finishing tied for third place overall for the day. Noah Broadwater was fourth for Keyser with a 48; Dylan Wilson finished fifth with a 59; Logan Jones was sixth with a 63.
At Polish Pines on Wednesday, the Golden Tornado finished first with a team score of 155, followed by Moorefield 15 strokes behind at 170 for a second-place finish. Frankfort finished third with a score of 210; Petersburg was fourth with a team score of 254; Union had only two golfers competing, thus no team score.
Darrick Broadwater led Keyser and all golfers as the low medalist with a score of 37. Jacob Malcolm and Drew Matlick were tied for second, both on the team and overall alongside Moorefield’s JJ Carr with a score of 38 strokes apiece. Noah Broadwater finished fourth for Keyser and sixth overall with a 42; Dylan Wilson was fifth for Keyser with a 51; Jace Courrier was sixth for the Black and Gold with a 58; Logan Jones and Ryan McRobie finished tied for seventh on the team, each shooting a 60.
Brady Whitacre led Frankfort with a score of 44, finishing tied for seventh place overall. Chase McCoy was second for the Falcons with a 54, and was followed in third place for Frankfort by Landon Moorehead with a 55; Bryson Lane was fourth with a 57; Ashton Moorehead was fifth with a 67; Keegan Bennett was sixth for the Columbia Blue and Silver with a 68.
At Canaan Valley on Thursday, Keyser finished first with a team total of 156. Moorefield finished second, with Frankfort finishing third with a 200, and Petersburg finishing in fourth place. Host Tucker County didn’t field enough golfers for a team score.
Drew Matlick led the Keyser golfers with a low score of 36, followed by Noah Broadwater in second with a 38 and Noah Broadwater in third with a 40. Jacob Malcolm finished fourth with a 42; Dylan Wilson was fifth with a 52; Jace Courrier and Logan Jones tied for sixth on the team with each shooting a 56.
Brady Whitacre led the way for Frankfort with a low score of 44, with Chase McCoy in second place with a score of 50, and Bryson Lane in third with a 51. Landon Moorehead finished fourth for the Falcons with a 58; Keegan Bennett was fifth with a 59; Ashton Moorehead was sixth with a 66.