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MHS golfers win regular season championship

Harley Moore
First Team All-District
Alexander Crittenden
First Team All-District

The Middlesex High golf team defeated King William 165-166 in a playoff match on September 24 at Hobbs Hole Golf Course that earned the Chargers the regular season championship of the Tidewater District.

Juniors Harley Moore and Alexander Crittenden paced the Chargers with season-low scores of 39 for nine holes. “Both of these guys have been the stronghold for our squad, despite some high scores, throughout the season,” said MHS coach Greg Harrow, “and today they proved why they will secure the 1 and 2 spots for us in the district and regional tournaments.”

Mason Goodrich and Robbie Pitts played very solid and carded scores of 43 and 44, respectively. Drew Pitts found a new home in the more relaxed 5 spot and shot a season low 45. Eric Sosa found trouble early, but was still able to overcome a couple bad holes and score 50.

The Chargers (372) then traveled back to Queenfield Golf Course in King William on Monday for the district tournament between King William, West Point (DNF) and Mathews (444). The Cavaliers took advantage of their home course shooting an 18-hole score of 345.

“King William played very well and used the ‘home field advantage’ to take the tournament title,” said Harrow. “Conditions were tough with winds gusting up to 30 mph at times and the course had suffered about an inch and a half of rain on Saturday. Our guys struggled against the elements.”

King William was paced by senior Jesse Williams who received the tournament MVP with a score of 80. West Point senior Stuart Sheffield followed with an 81 as did King Williams sophomore Jordan Curry. King William’s Dylan Longest brought in a 90, and Moore and Crittenden followed with 91s. These six golfers made first team All-Tidewater District.

Middlesex was able to capture two second team All-District spots—Sosa (94) and D. Pitts (96).

Also competing in the tournament for the Chargers were Goodrich (102) and R. Pitts (103).

The Chargers regular season district championship gave them an automatic berth in the Region A Golf Tournament to be held Monday, October 5, at the King Carter Golf Course in Irvington. “I am looking forward to our guys competing with the Northern Neck and Eastern Shore districts,” said Harrow. “They have some tough teams over there, but we should be able to compete if we pull it all together at once.” There will be 54 players competing in the tournament, which will be comprised of six teams with 6 players each, and 18 individuals.

The regional champion, regional runner-up and the next 6 lowest individual scores will receive entry into the State Group A Golf Tournament at Independence Golf Club on October 14-15.

posted 09.30.2009

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