MORGANTOWN — The 2023 WVSSAC state golf match shall be held Tuesday and Wednesday subsequent week, October third and 4th, on The Jones Course at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling with eight groups and eight particular person qualifiers making up the 40-player subject for every class.
Regionally, each Morgantown and College certified as the highest two finishers in Class AAA Area 1. The Mohigans earned the highest spot within the regional by the use of a 230 crew rating, seven strokes forward of the second-place Hawks at 237, who solely bested Wheeling Park (238) by one stroke to earn their strategy to Wheeling on Tuesday.
UHS senior Landon Spiker was the medalist on the day with a 74 to take first general within the area.
MHS will return to The Jones Course after making an look final season, with three of its 4 gamers returning making the return journey. Juniors Gabriel Watson and Andrew Sheets and sophomore Solas Chinn-Kreiner all competed within the state match as a crew in 2022. They’re joined this 12 months by the lone senior on the crew, Braxton Martucci.
MHS head coach Joel Barrett stated his crew loved a apply spherical on Wednesday and tallied a good 233, and shall be hoping to hold that momentum when the scoring actually issues.
“We all know what it feels prefer to win on the Jones Course now after OVACs and what it’s prefer to outlast groups on a tough course,” Barrett stated. “We all know the course goes to be arrange tough prefer it at all times is for the state match so the apply spherical is essential for us to get our recreation plans so as and lock ourselves in on them.”
Barrett stated being accustomed to the course helps with with the ability to play the pictures which might be identified from earlier rounds however that they may nonetheless method every shot rigorously.
“We all know the place we sometimes need to hit the ball,” he stated. “(Holes) 17 and 18 might be tough should you allow them to get away from you and numerous the greens might be complicated so we are going to strategize as greatest we are able to and deal with the plan.”
Throughout city for the Hawks of UHS, the Area 1 champion Spiker shall be joined by Daniel Grabo, Adam Argabrite, and Owen Estel.
“We’re very comfortable to be taking part in subsequent week after making it by only one within the regionals,” UHS head coach Barry Kolar stated. “It’s stroke play for 2 days for 36 holes and we might want to keep targeted. Like our regional, we make one or two extra errors and we wouldn’t be going to states. On the similar time, we are able to most likely discover seven or eight pictures that we left on the market.”
Each the Mohigans and Hawks will start their match on gap 10 on the again 9 on Tuesday.
Grabo will start the day for UHS at 9:25 a.m. along with his teammates following him each ten minutes after that, Argobrite at 9:35 a.m., Estel at 9:45 a.m., and Spiker at 9:55 a.m.
Morgantown will start about half-hour later starting with Martucci at 10:25 a.m., adopted by Sheets, Watson, and Chinn-Kreiner at 10:35, 10:45, and 10:55.
Tee instances for Wednesday shall be decided primarily based on outcomes after spherical one.