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State golf tournament concludes

Tygarts Valley’s Holbrook finishes sixth in Class A, B-U’s Coffman ties for 18th in triple-A event

WHEELING — Tygarts Valley’s Andrew Holbrook finished with a two-day total 174 to place sixth in the Class A field as the state golf tournament concluded Wednesday at Oglebay Resort’s Jones Course.

The senior finished the tourney 32-over, shooting an 82 on Tuesday and 92 on Wednesday.

Parkersburg’s Blake Lewis finished with a 15-over 157 to earn low-medalist honors in Class A.

J.J. Carr was fourth with a 28-over 170 as Moorefield (113-over, 539) placed second to now two-time state champion St. Marys (97-over, 523).

Williamstown (548), Pocahontas County (589), Sherman (598), Notre Dame (603), Wahama (606) and Webster County (634) rounded out the Class A team scoring.

Elkins sophomore Tanner Miller knocked two strokes off his opening-day tally as he shot a 103 on Wednesday in Class AA action.

“This was a great experience for Tanner making the state tourney as a sophomore,” Tigers coach Dave Baird said. “It should lead him to even a brighter future in golf.”

Sydney Baird, coach Baird’s niece and the daughter of Elkins native Ryan Baird, shot a 95 on the second day for Webster County.

Todd Duncan of state champion Shady Springs was the double-A low medalist with two-day total 13-over 155.

Shady Spring had a team score of 519, followed by North Marion (526), Robert C. Byrd (527), Keyser (531), Herbert Hoover (549), Roane County (560), Winfield (575) and Point Pleasant (646).

Buckhannon-Upshur, meanwhile, shot a team-total 264 on Wednesday after opening with a 286 on Day 1 in Class AAA. The Bucs had a team-score 550.

Evan Coffman, who tied for 18th, carded a two-day 34-over 176 and shot an 86 on Wednesday.

Other B-U scores included Isaac Lane (41-over, 183), Landon Hitt (49-over, 191) and Tucker Hurst (76-over, 218).

Wheeling Park took the title with a 486, followed by George Washington (489), Woodrow Wilson (504), Cabell Midland (512), Washington (540), Parkersburg South (541), Jefferson (549) and B-U (550).

Brooke’s Ryan Bilby had the top individual score in all three classes, finishing with a 7-over 149. He shot a 72 on the final day.

Bilby and Duncan were also low medalists in their respective classes in 2019, while Woodrow Wilson’s Zan Hill recorded an eagle on the No. 7 hole on Wednesday.

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