Depth shines for Fairmont Senior golf in win over Grafton | Sports

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WV News) — The stars may not have been shining for Fairmont Senior golf on Monday, but the Polar Bears still put together a winning effort against Grafton at Fairmont Field Club.Fairmont Senior’s top players seemed to underperform a bit on the afternoon, allowing Grafton’s Dustin Keener to earn the individual low medal with a 44 on the Polar Bears’ home course. But the hosts’ depth shone through, with all of their players shooting sub-50 to secure a comfortable team victory, 182-208.“My first reaction from today was the bottom of our lineup really came through,” Fairmont Senior coach Luke Corley said. “They’ve improved tremendously from the last match. Our top of the lineup kind of slipped up a bit today, but our bottom stepped up and got us the win.”Caden Musgrove had two low medalist performances for the Polar Bears last week, including a 39 at Fairmont Field Club, but he shot a 45 on Monday, putting him in a three-way tie for Fairmont Senior’s team lead. Logan Huffman, who also had a low medalist performance last week, shot a 47, making him the last of the four scores counted toward the team total.The more positive surprises for Fairmont Senior came further down the scorecard, where freshman Triston Wolford shot a 45, his best score of the year and enough to tie him for the team lead with Musgrove and Landen Barkley. Although she didn’t make the team’s top four to contribute to the team total, Gianna Koski shot a 48, also her best of the season according to Corley.Apart from Keener’s medalist performance, Grafton seemed to have trouble tackling the Fairmont course. Brayden Palmer’s 54 was the Bearcats’ second-best score, followed by Corbin Knotts and Wyatt Poling with 55s.“We always expect to win at our home course,” Corley said. “It’s a tight place, you can’t make much mistakes, and it’s a lot about course management and club selection. But like I said, we didn’t play that great with our top three, but our bottom three got us the win, and that’s what we’re focused on today.”Fairmont Senior is next scheduled to play Friday, while Grafton is set to visit Preston on Tuesday. But any and all golf in the coming days is in doubt with the amount of rain set to roll through the area. The sky was already darkening and the wind swirling as the teams completed their round Monday.“The conditions right now were good enough to where we could play the ball down and just roll it in the fairway, but with the hurricane coming, pretty much the rest of the week is in question,” Corley said. “We’re just waiting. Hopefully we can play again Friday at Bel Meadow.”

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