R-H golf takes 2nd in state

Published 4:46 pm Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Randolph-Henry High School varsity golf team finished an outstanding 2016 season by placing second at the Virginia High School League Group 2A state tournament at Heritage Oaks Golf Course in Harrisonburg on Oct. 11.

The Statesmen produced a team score of 624, while Giles High School, from Region 2A West, shot a 611.

Following the tourney, Randolph-Henry Head Coach Kelly Powell reflected on his team’s accomplishments this season, including how it claimed the James River District Championship, the Quad Rivers Conference 34 Championship and the Region 2A East Championship.

“Special appreciation to our team, coaches, parents and everyone that supported the Statesmen golf team,” Powell said. “Great job, team, and go Statesmen!”

Randolph-Henry edged out East Rockingham High School for second place at the state tourney by three strokes.

Leading the Statesmen individually was Matthew Myers, who finished in a four-way tie for eighth overall, shooting an 18-hole round of 78 in round one on Oct. 10 and a 76 on Oct. 11 for a two-day total of 154.

Henry Lutz, of Prince Edward County High School, was the top overall golfer, shooting an even-par 70 each day for a two-day total of 140.

Randolph-Henry’s Gunnar Lacks shot a pair of 78s for a 156 total. Evan Mason shot an 82 and a 78 for a 160 total, Eli Moore shot a 78 and an 83 for a 161 total, Nathan Towery shot an 84 and an 80 for a 164, and George Sandridge shot an 89 and recovered to shoot a 76 for a 165 two-day total.