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Charger golfers capture conference tournament

Members of the 2015 Middlesex High School golf team include, from left, head coach Greg Harrow, Hunter Ward, Greg Pitts, Will Leggett, Matthew Wilson, Elliott Redmon, Avary Payne, Kyle McNamee, Brian Major, Mason Duke, and assistant coach Jock Pitts. Not pictured is assistant coach Wade Traynham. (Photo by Tom Chillemi)

The Middlesex Chargers “turned it on” at the Conference 42 golf tournament hosted by Middlesex High School at Piankatank River Golf Club (PRGC) in Hartfield last Thursday. MHS won the event by 59 strokes with a final 18-hole score of 366.

Central Lunenburg came in second with a score of 425, Cumberland followed with a 427, and Mathews carded a 431.

“Course conditions were not in anyone’s favor with the high winds,” said Harrow, “but we kept the ball in play and made some smart decisions on the course today.”

By winning the conference championship the Chargers advance to the Group 1A Region Tournament on Monday, October 5, at Hobbs Hole in Tappahannock. Eight schools (with 6 players on a team) and 24 other players, for a possible total of 72 golfers, will represent the Commonwealth’s 1A Region with the first tee time at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend with no admission fee.

The Chargers traveled to Hobbs Hole on September 22 for a quad-match with Lancaster, Rappahannock and Essex. The Northern Neck teams defeated the Chargers’ score of 173. Lancaster had a 172, Essex 163 and the Rappahannock 160.

“We fell short by 12 strokes to a good Raider team that is in the running for state spot,” said Harrow. “We have the ability and the talent to compete with them and others if we can pull it all together in the next week.”

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posted 09.30.2015

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