MHS-Cavs to battle for district title today
Both Middlesex and King William have 5-1 district records and defeated each other once this year.
The playoff match for the title will be at 4 p.m. today, September 24, at Hobbs Hole Golf Club in Tappahannock.
The loss to King William snapped a three-match win streak for the Chargers (8-5).
The Chargers won three matches in three consecutive days last week.
On September 15, the Chargers hosted Mathews (227) in a district match and came out on top by 41 strokes. The Chargers (186) were led by Harley Moore who brought in a 42. He was followed by Alexander “Zanny” Crittenden with a 44 and Robbie Pitts with a 48. Drew Pitts had the fourth lowest score for the Chargers with a 52. Also competing in the match were Andrew Dozier (55) and Eric Sosa (55).
“We did what we needed to do to defeat Mathews,” said Middlesex coach Greg Harrow, “but we are still not consistent enough to compete at the higher levels right now.”
On September 16, the Chargers traveled to West Point for a re-scheduled match against the Pointers. The Chargers (186) clinched the victory over the Pointers (225) on a course that was in rough shape. “They had just aerated and sanded the greens at West Point Country Club and the conditions were not favorable for a low score,” noted Harrow. “For us to shoot a 186 there was not bad at all considering all the elements.”
The Chargers were without their normal lineup and were still able to capture the win with Crittenden and R. Pitts bringing in a 42s, Goodrich and Matt Owens with 51s, Dozier a 52, and Trey Major a 63.
On September 17, the Chargers traveled to Queenfield Golf Course in King William to take on the Cavaliers for Middlesex’s toughest district match of the season. The Chargers put it all together and defeated King William (185) by 10 strokes finishing with a 175.
“We finally broke that 180 mark we’ve been staring at all season and what a time it was to do it,” said Harrow.
Crittenden was the first Charger golfer this year to break 40 in a match with a season low 9-hole score of 39. “Zanny played today the way I’ve expected him to play all season,” said Harrow.
Next in line was Moore who brought in a 43. “Harley was only one over par with two holes to go and made a couple of errors on the last two holes that hurt his score. He played a lot more consistent today despite the numbers,” said Harrow.
R. Pitts carded a 43 to continued to show why he is staying in the top of the lineup. “Robbie is one of the more consistent golfers that we have right now and it’s been a big asset to our success thus far,” said Harrow.
Drew Pitts followed with a 50, while Goodrich finished with a 51 and Sosa a 52. “If we can just find that fourth score to be consistently in the 40s, we’d be set,” noted Harrow. “But once again we just don’t have that consistency!”
The Tidewater District tournament will be at Queenfield on Tuesday, September 29.