Tigers take second place at Elks

Gabryele Bedford

ELKINS — Chase Reckart was the leader on the links for the Tigers Wednesday, as Elkins finished in second place in a competition at the Elks Country Club.

“Chase (Reckart) was our low man today,” EHS coach David Baird said. “He’s starting to play up to his potential. That’s always good. Hopefully that continues.

“Danny Corley tweaked a few things at practice the other day and he shot a 48 today. His last two holes were not great, but he’s back in the 40’s. He’s figured some things out. We need him. We definitely need a fourth scorer. We’ve been trying to find our fourth scorer. Now that he’s starting to play up to his potential, hopefully he will continue that the rest of the year.”

Fairmont Senior won the team competition with a combined score of 171 strokes in the nine-hole round. Elkins secured second place with 181 strokes, while East Fairmont took home third with 186 strokes.

Reckart set the pace for the Tigers with 42 strokes. Dylan Reckart was just off the pace with 44 strokes, while Luke Swecker, 47 strokes, and Danny Corley, 48 strokes, rounded out the team scoring. Jacob Pritt, 54 strokes, and Gabryele Bedford, 71 strokes, also competed for EHS.

Dylan Reckart

“We had four guys under 50 and that’s where we expect to be,” Baird said. “We have a big match on Saturday. We’ve got two days of practice coming up, which we definitely need. We’ve had a busy schedule. So a few days of practice to get some things tweaked out with some of our players, that’s going to continue to help us. Our scorers will slowly improve as the year goes on.”

Fairmont Senior’s Clark Craig earned the low medal with 40 strokes. Teammate Nicky Moroose was just off the pace with 42 strokes. Drew Sivak, 44 strokes, and Gannon Satterfield, 45 strokes, completed the team scoring for FSHS.

Noah Carvillano was tops for East Fairmont with 41 strokes. Jake Schmidt, 44 strokes, Gage Nicholson, 50 strokes, and Austin Strickland, 51 strokes, accounted for the rest of the Bees’ scoring.

Elkins is back in action on Saturday when the team travels to the Green Hills Country Club for the Marion Invitational.

The 18-hole competition will feature 25 teams from across the state