The Region 3 AAA Regional was played at Berry Hills Country Club in Charleston on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Ten teams competed for the top two teams and two medalists not on either team to go to the State High School Golf Tournament in Wheeling, Oglebay Park, Speidel Course on Tuesday, Oct. 6 and Wednesday, Oct. 7. The GEHS golf team finished behind George Washington by two strokes to finish 2nd out of 10 teams at the par 70 course at Berry Hills in Charleston. The low 3 out of 4 players’ total score counted. The teams played in rain all day including heavy rain at times and at one point played was suspended for over an hour due to standing water on the greens. The last two greens had to be squeegeed off for the last three groups including East’s last 3 players to finish.
East’s total was 238. Scores were Madison Erskine (Senior) 76, Jacobey Gore (Junior) 77, Thomas Willis (Senior) 85, and Luke Hanna (Junior) 90. Gavin Ray (Sophomore) was present as a first alternate.
George Washington finished first with 236. Scores were Chris Florence 76, Harry Basile 77, Taylor Giles 83 and Willie Roncagli (DQ). Woodrow Wilson was 3rd with 243. Scores were Isaiah Zaccheo 75 (Medalist), Kenny Maiolo 84, Case Poling 84, and David Hill 90. Shady Spring was 4th with 256. Scores were Brandon Keaton 80 (2nd-Medalist), Kirby Campbell 81, Cole Burgess 95, and Jarod Riffe 99. Princeton was 5th with 271. Scores were Sarah Cole 85, Steven Parker 90, Tanner Veneri 96, and Bryson Murphy 107. Oak Hill finished 6th with 282. Scores were Shawn Snuffer 83, Addison Boley 99, Madison Lilly 100, and Logan Hornsby 117.
Due to heavy rain and the rain delay, South Charleston and Riverside players did not finish. Capitol had only one player to finish. Brandon Thomas had an 84. Ripley had only Elijah Riffe finish with a 101.
The GEHS team leaves for Wheeling Sunday to play in the State High School Golf Tournament at Oglebay Park at the Speidel Course that runs Monday, Oct. 5 through Wednesday, Oct. 7. A practice round is played on Monday, Oct. 5 and then two days of tournament play follows. All five players will be going.
“Coach Parks, our parents, Greenbrier East, and I are all very proud of our team who fought hard today to make it to the State Tournament. Thanks to all of you for your support and encouragement. It means a lot! GO EAST in the State Tournament,” said Coach Terry Koon.