Buccaneers earn title of 2021 Big X Golf Champions


BRIDGEPORT — The Buccaneers earned the title of 2021 Big X Golf Champions at Bel Meadow Golf Course on Monday, September 20, 2021, where the coach and a key member of the team also took home big honors.

Buckhannon-Upshur’s Evan Coffman placed second in the individual all-around with a score of 83 and was named Big X Golfer of the Year. B-U Coach Jason Westfall was also voted Coach of the Year.

“Evan has been the best player on this team, in the area, and in the conference. When he was voted Player of the Year, it was well deserved by a young man that faced all of his weaknesses as a player and improved on them,” said a very proud coach, Jason Westfall.

Commenting on his own achievement, Westfall stated, “The Coach of the Year has everything to do with the players. It is a reflection of them, their hard work, character, and their competitive nature. I’m grateful to be along for the ride. This team is family.”

In front of Coffman, North Marion’s Dylan Runner shot a score of 82, taking the top at first place. The Buccaneers’ Isaac Lane tied for third place with Bridgeport’s Connor Messe with a score of 85. 

The North Marion Huskies won the Championships last year, but just couldn’t get ahead of the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers this time. Coach Westfall exclaimed, “We had a goal from the start of this four years ago to win the Big X. It is very gratifying to invest time and effort and accomplish your goal. They had to earn it today and that’s our style. Never easy—grinding and scraping for every inch—and that’s exactly what they did today.”

The results:

TEAM STANDINGS

1. Buckhannon-Upshur 255; 2. North Marion 262; 3. Bridgeport 264; 4. Philip Barbour 270; 5. Fairmont Senior 273; 6. Lincoln 281; 7. Grafton 296; 8. East Fairmont 302; 9. Elkins 308; 10. Lewis County 336; 11. Robert C. Byrd 369. 

INDIVIDUAL TOP 5

1. Dylan Runner (North Marion) – 82

2. Evan Coffman (Buckhannon-Upshur) – 83

3. (tie) Isaac Lane (Buckhannon-Upshur) – 85

Connor Messe (Bridgeport) – 85

5. John Lopez (Lincoln) - 86

TEAM RESULTS

Buckhannon-Upshur (255)

Evan Coffman – 83

Isaac Lane – 85

Landon Hitt – 87

Tucker Hurst – 99

Bridgeport (264)

Connor Messe - 85

Marra Johnshon – 89

Mitchell Duez – 90

Dominick Peasak – 95

Lincoln (281)

John Lopez – 86

Hailey Boyce – 94

Coby Gorby – 101

Pierce McBee – 106

Grafton (296)

Dustin Keenere – 95

Aiden Sheme – 99

Brayden Palmer – 102

Wyatt Poling – 105

East Fairmont (302)

Tanner Bartholow – 97

Jacob Laya – 99

Traijon Cather – 106

Blake Hunt – 111

Elkins (308)

Tanner Miller – 88

Brooke Tallman – 110

Lucas D’Angelo – 110

Danica Riggins – 115

Lewis County (336)

Wyatt Burns – 99

Emily Lybarger – 114

Adam Dinkelo – 123

Hunter Starett – 136

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