Bolyard, Tucker win PVC championship

The Inter-Mountain file photo Tucker County’s Carliegh Bolyard earned the low medal at the Potomac Valley Conference tournament Monday.

CANAAN — Tucker County’s Carleigh Bolyard captured the low medal at the Potomac Valley Conference tournament on Monday, as she guided the Mountain Lions to the Conference Championship.

“We were 21 strokes better than last year, so I was pleased,” TCHS coach Sam Goughnour said. “We definitely showed some improvement.

“It was a beautiful day at Canaan. It was prefect weather and very picturesque with the leaves changing colors,” he said. “The course was in excellent shape.

“Carleigh (Bolyard) played well. She left a couple of putts out there. She could have shot better. She played even on the first seven holes then she bogeyed and double bogeyed eight and nine for the 39 on the front (nine). Then on the back nine, same thing, there was a couple of places where she three putted where she could have two putted. All in all, I was very proud of her. Easton Snyder also played well today. He came down 14 strokes from last year. That was a nice improvement for him. I’m proud of that,” he added.

Bolyard blazed through the 18 holes in 78 strokes to earn the low medal. Teammate Easton Snyder finished with 86 strokes, while Connor Nestor, 97 strokes, and Myles Paugh, 106 strokes, rounded out the team scoring.

The Mountain Lions claimed the conference championship with 367 combined strokes. Moorefield took second with 384 strokes and Pendleton County earned third place with 423 strokes. Union High School competed in the event but did not have enough golfers to qualify for team scoring.

Zach Arbaugh set the pace for the Yellow Jackets with 83 strokes. Ean Carr, 95 strokes, Ethan Slack, 100 strokes, and Trace Miller, 106 strokes, completed the scoring for MHS.

Leah Loudermilk was the top golfer for the Wildcats with 115 strokes. Billy McCoy, 118 strokes, along with Marcus Sites and Thomas Davis, 120 strokes each, combined for the PCHS team total.

Manny Smith led Union with 138 strokes.

Following the event, Tucker County’s Bolyard, Snyder and Nestor, along with Moorefield’s Arbaugh, Carr and Slack, were named to the PVC All Conference team.

The Mountain Lions are set to travel to Valley View Golf Course on Wednesday to compete against Moorefield, Petersburg, Pendleton and Union. Tee time is set for 4 p.m.

TCHS will then close out the regular season on Thursday at Canaan against Petersburg, Tygarts Valley and others. The Regional Tournament is set for Monday at the Tygart Lake Golf Course in Grafton.

The 18-hole event is set to begin at 10 a.m.