Confidence builder

Tigers look to build off first home match of season

The Inter-Mountain photo by Joey Kittle Elkins High School junior Harmon Young chips his way onto the green during a Big 10 Conference tri-match with Buckhannon-Upshur and East Fairmont Wednesday at the Elks Golf Course.

ELKINS — Elkins High School golf coach Dave Baird believed his young team needed some time playing on its home course.

The Tigers got that opportunity on Wednesday as Big 10 Conference foes Buckhannon-Upshur and East Fairmont were on hand for a match at the Elks Golf Course.

“We played a lot better today,” Baird said. “I think being at home gave our kids some confidence and we were able to score better.”

The Bucs, behind low medalist Evan Coffman (39), captured the match with a 171.

East Fairmont took the second spot with a 214, just one stroke better of the Tigers’ 215.

Ivan Looney-Sanders and Tanner Miller each carded 52s to pace Elkins.

Harmon Young was just behind with a 53, followed by Keenan Ferguson (59), Gabby Bedford (62) and Chase Bedford (63).

The Tigers will now go on the road for matches at B-U on Monday and Bridgeport on Tuesday.

“Hopefully we can build on our effort today when we travel to Buckhannon and Bridgeport,” Baird said.

“We still need to work on our putting and chipping, but in time we’ll figure it out.”