A round of 18 titles

Published 11:07 am Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Randolph-Henry High School’s (R-H) incredible tradition of success on the golf course continued this year as its varsity squad has now secured its 18th consecutive regular season James River District (JRD) championship.

This is the 15th straight year the Statesmen have achieved this title while going undefeated in the JRD for the season. They have won 191 consecutive district matches, including 18 this year, and they entered this week with an overall 2017 season record of 21-0 after earning four more wins last week.

“We are really playing well now and all team members are contributing and competing for playing time,” Randolph-Henry Head Coach Kelly Powell said.

On Thursday, the Statesmen produced a team score of 154 to defeat Central Lunenburg High School’s 172 and Prince Edward County High School’s 219 at Briery Country Club.

Evan Mason led R-H with a one-under-par 35, Logan Newcomb shot a 39, Eli Moore shot a 40, Skylar Lacks shot a 40, Brenden Francisco shot a 41 and Larkin Jackson shot a 42.

On Sept. 5, the Statesmen produced a 160 team score at Lunenburg Country Club to defeat Central Lunenburg (177) and Buckingham County High School (217).

Mason generated an even-par 35, Newcomb recorded a 41 and Moore and Lacks each shot a 42.

After hosting No. 2 Central Lunenburg and No. 3 Goochland High School on Wednesday at Briery Country Club, the Statesmen will compete in the JRD tournament Tuesday starting at 9 a.m. at The Manor Golf Club in Farmville.