Tucker County Mountain Lion golfers win on senior night

The Inter-Mountain file photo by Tony Baisi Tucker’s Carleigh Bolyard, shown in a competition earlier this season, has earned several low medals this year.

CANAAN — Carleigh Bolyard cruised through the links at the Canaan Valley Golf Course Tuesday, earning the low medal and guiding the Tucker County Mountain Lions to a victory on Senior Night.

“As a whole we did well,” TCHS coach Sam Goughnour said. “We had four players shoot under 50 and two of those right around bogey golf, which is fairly good. With Carleigh (Bolyard) just 1 over par, that really helps out.

“Three of the schools, Pendleton, Moorefield and Tucker will all be in the Potomac Valley Conference Championship on Monday. That will be at Canaan and I think the kids are ready for it and excited. They’ve been playing more consistent.”

Tucker County earned the victory with a combined team score of 173 strokes. Moorefield finished in second place with 186 strokes, while Keyser took third with 189 strokes and Pendleton finished in fourth with 224 strokes.

Bolyard set the pace for the 9-hole round with 37 strokes. Easton Snyder chipped in 44 strokes, while Connor Nestor, 45 strokes, and Holden Young, 47 strokes, rounded out the team scoring. Myles Paugh, 50 strokes, John Anderson, 53 strokes, Nathan Dearborn, 60 strokes, and Wyatt Betler, 62 strokes, also shot for TCHS but did not factor into the team totals.

Prior to the match, Bolyard and Connor were honored along with their parents during Senior Night activities.

“Carleigh and Connor both played well,” Goughnour said. “Carleigh won another low medal and Connor shot a 45. He was right in there with where he needs to be. It was a good night.”

Moorefield was led by Zach Arbaugh with 43 strokes. Ean Carr and Ethan Slack both finished with 47 strokes each and Trace Miller contributed 49 strokes.

Jacob Malcomb was the top scorer for Keyser with 42 strokes and Leah Loudermilk led Pendleton County with 53 strokes.

Tucker County is set to return to action today when the team travels to Oakland, Md. to face Northern Garrett and Southern Garrett high schools.

Tee time is set for 4 p.m.