Golf Bucs heading to states after finishing runner-up at Region I Championship

The Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers earned a trip to the West Virginia State High School Golf Championships next week after finishing second in the Region I Championship on Monday. The Bucs fired a team score of 250. The Bucs are, left to right, Isaac Lane, Tucker Hurst, Evan Coffman, head coach Jason Westfall and Landon Hitt.

WEIRTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur golf Buccaneers are state championship bound!

The Bucs will be heading to states after earning runner-up honors in the Region I Championship held this past Monday at the Williams Country Club in Weirton.

This will be there first trip to the state championship since the 2016 season.

The Bucs shot a 250 to earn the berth as the state takes the top two teams from each region to the championship.

Wheeling Park won the regional title with a 235.

“I am extremely proud to go to the state tournament with this group,” remarked Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Jason Westfall. “They have worked hard and stayed true to their goals.”

For the Bucs, Evan Coffman and Isaac Lane both finished with top five spots as they ended the round in a tie for fourth place as both golfers carded identical 79s.

“Evan and Isaac have led us all year and they played well again here,” said Westfall. “Their experience has showed, and they are getting stronger each round they play.”

Landon Hitt’s 92 scored for the Bucs while Tucker Hurst carded a 94 for Buckhannon-Upshur.

“Landon and Tucker are consistent in their roles for us,” stated Westfall. “They have been huge for us on the back end of the line-up.”

Brooke’s Ryan Bilby shot a course record 8-under par 64 to earn match medalist honors and advance to the state tournament.

Wheeling Park’s duo of James Salvatori and Noah Seiverson finished ahead of Coffman and Lane in second and third place, respectively.

Salvatori shot a 76 while Seiverson carded a 78.

The two-day state tournament will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Speidel Golf Course at the Oglebay Resort in Wheeling.

“We are excited to represent Buckhannon-Upshur at the state tournament on a familiar course for us,” noted Westfall. “The young men on this team have carried themselves with class and honor. We expect now to play well and leave it all on the course. The team has been supportive of each other and the community support has been amazing. For the Buckhannon-Upshur community, we will represent you well!”

The results:

TEAM STANDINGS

1. Wheeling Park 235; 2. Buckhannon-Upshur 250; 3. University 257; 4. John Marshall 261; 5. Brooke 278; 6. Morgantown 379; 7. Bridgeport 280; 8. Preston 300.

INDIVIDUAL TOP 5

1. Ryan Bilby (Brooke) – 64

2. James Salvatori (Wheeling Park) – 76

3. Noah Seiverson (Wheeling Park) – 78

4. (tie) Evan Coffman (Buckhannon-Upshur) – 79

Isaac Lane (Buckhannon-Upshur) – 79

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Wheeling Park 235

James Salvatori – 76

Noah Seiverston – 78

Gavin Goodrich – 81

Campbell Keogler – 85

Buckhannon-Upshur 250

Evan Coffman – 79

Isaac Lane – 79

Landon Hitt – 92

Tucker Hurst – 94

University 257

Jack Giobbia – 83

Landon Spiker – 86

Alex Sololman – 88

Zach Harman – 109

John Marshall 261

Colton Sprowls – 82

Mason Orndorff – 88

Matthew Douglas – 91

Ethan Cook – 106

Brooke 278

Ryan Bilby – 64

Alexis Spensky – 105

Alex Jezierski – 109

Morgantown 279

Conner Decker – 89

Ethan Wise – 95

Braxton Martucci – 95

Isabella Ferrell -- 95

Bridgeport 280

Mitchell Duez – 89

Drew Hogue – 95

Josh Gervais – 96

Marra Johnson – 96

Preston 300

Briar Manko – 90

Stephen Felton – 99

Preston Stithem – 111

Chayce Andrew – 116

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