Elkins golfers fall to East

The East Fairmont High School golf team squeaked by Elkins High in a four-team Big 10 Conference matchup Monday afternoon at the Elks Country Club.

The Bees posted the low score of 160, with the Tigers one shot behind at 161. Lewis County followed with a total of 186 while North Marion trailed with a score of 217.

The low scorers of the day were Elkins’ Braden Hammond, Lewis County’s Aaron Hall, and East Fairmont’s Brennan Vincent, all with rounds of two-over par 38s.

In addition to Vincent, the Bees’ Bailey Frederick and Mason Weese, playing in the fourth and fifth slots, both carded 39s, outpacing Hayden Stewart, 44; Jacob Monell, 45; and Levi Fluharty, 49.

Elkins’ Hammond was followed by Kolin Hopwood, who fired a 39, including birdies on the eighth and ninth holes. Kole Hopwood was next with a 41, while Mason Schoonover carded a 43, with Brendan Cain and Joseph Severino both shooting 49s.

The coach of the Tigers, David Baird, pointed out “this was the last home match for my two seniors, Kolin Hopwood and Mason Schoonover.”

Baird added, “Mason had a very nice round today and it was great to see Kolin with those birdies at the end. It was a very good way for them to go out at home.”

After Hall, Lewis County was paced by Mark Moran, 43; Luke Pudder, 51; Ethan Hull, 54; Conner Thomas, 55; and Bryson Butcher, 57.

North Marion was led by Travis Smith’s 44. Timmy Fetty and Brittany Rinehart both posted 53s and Thomas Menas followed with a 67 total.

With this match the regular season is over for the Elkins High golf team. Their next action is in the Big 10 Tournament in Bridgeport on Monday at 9 a.m.