Tucker golfers place fifth at states
Tygarts Valley’s Holbrook, Petersburg’s Fleming earn all-state honors
WHEELING – Tygarts Valley’s Andrew Holbrook and Petersburg’s Nick Fleming both earned all-state honors, while Tucker County placed fifth in the Class A team standings Wednesday on the final day of the state golf tournament held at Speidel Golf Club’s Jones Course at Oglebay Resort.
Holbrook, a junior, finished with a two-day total of 174 to earn a spot in the Class A all-state team. He shot an 82 on Wednesday after finishing with a 92 on the opening day.
“I’m really proud of the way (Andrew) fought back on day two after a rough day one,” Tygarts Valley coach Jonathan Kyle. “The course took some adjustment to account for the cold conditions and softer fairways but Andrew had it figured out when he started his second round.
“He played consistent golf, and didn’t have one ball all week in a hazard or penalty area. It was a great ending to a successful season.”
St. Marys carded a two-day total of 532 to win the Class A crown. Ritchie County (553) was second, Charleston Catholic (558) third, Ravenswood (561) fourth and Tucker County (564) fifth.
Webster County (576), Parkersburg Catholic (588) and Moorefield (605) rounded out the field.
Sophomore Harper Russell (91-90-181) paced the Mountain Lions, followed by senior Holden Young (93-90-183), senior Nathan Dearborn (101-99-200) and senior Myles Paugh (103-102-205).
Freshman J.J. Carr led Moorefield with a two-day total of 198.
Ravenwood’s Gavin Fox finished with a two-day total of 165 to earn low-medalist honors. He defeated Webster County’s Rigel Wilson in a one-hole playoff on No. 1.
Fleming carded a 158 to place second in Class AA. The senior shot an 83 on Tuesday, followed by a 75 on the final day to earn all-state laurels.
Huntington captured the Class AAA title with a 492, while Big 10 Conference squad Fairmont Senior cruised to the Class AA crown with a 504, 35 strokes better than runner-up North Marion’s 539.
The Class AAA low medalist was Brooke’s Ryan Bilby (74-71-145) and Shady Spring’s Todd Duncan (72-78-150) took double-A honors.