Area golfers earn All-Big 10 honors

Elkins High School’s Braden Hammond and Kollin Hopwood were both selected to the All-Big 10 golf team released on Thursday.

Other first-team selections were Philip Barbour’s Luke Freeman, Grafton’s Mitch Crutchfield and Zach Musgrove, Fairmont Senior’s Bailey Mohr and Gage Hannah, East Fairmont’s Brennon Vincent and North Marion’s Cole Richards.

The second team included North Marion’s Colton Holbert, Robert C. Byrd’s Ezra Calif, Bridgeport’s Austin?Williams and Ben Smith, Philip Barbour’s Logan Collins, North Marion’s Dustin Fisher, Grafton’s Zach Summers and East Fairmont’s Hayden Stewart.

The player of the year was Crutchfield, while Grafton’s Mitch Crutchfield was the coach of the year.

Grafton captured the Big 10 Conference tourney this past Monday, led by Crutchfield, who was low medalist with a 76.

Golf regional action will begin on Monday.