Statesmen golf named JRD champions

Published 2:32 pm Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Randolph-Henry High School golf team has done it again. Not only did they finish the season with an overall record of 24-0, but the were crowned the James River District champions for the 16th year in a row with an 18-0 district record.

The team’s most recent victory marked R-H’s 155th consecutive district win. It also notched coach Kelly Powell’s 340th win in 22 years of coaching golf at Randolph-Henry.

“Congratulations to the 2015 Ttam on carrying on the tradition!  We were successful and have been for the last 22 years because Randolph-Henry players work hard, put team first and have a passion for the game of golf,” said Powell.

“I have a special appreciation to our players, fans, coach (Eddie) Pyle, Larry Dunn and everyone that supported the 2015 Randolph-Henry golf team. We now look forward to our post-season play.  Go Statesmen and good luck!”

Team members of this season’s R-H golf team are: Mitch Dunn, Eli Moore, Tyler Amos, Evan Mason, View Moore, Skylar Lacks, Gunnar Lacks, Larkin Jackson, Maggie Adams, George Thomas Sandridge, Logan Newcomb, Matthew Myers, Dalton Barksdale, Conner White and Nathan Towery.

The team finished up its regular season on Thursday, when R-H hosted Goochland and Bluestone high school at Briery Country Club. The Statesmen finished with a team score of 152, while Goochland came in second with 176 and Bluestone finished last with a 183 score.

Mason led the Statesmen in their last regular-season match with a score of 35. Adams closely followed with a 38, while Towery shot a 39. Lacks and Moore shot 40s.