Golf Bucs take second at Oglebay, win four-team outing at Bridgeport

Buckhannon-Upshur’s Landon Hitt drills a 13-foot putt for birdie on the fourth hole at Oglebay Resort Tuesday evening in a tri-outing with Wheeling Park and North Marion. The Bucs took second at Oglebay and followed that up Wednesday winning a four-team Big 10 Conference match.

BRIDGEPORT – The Buckhannon-Upshur golf Buccaneers continue to shine during the 2021 season as they had back-to-back outings on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

The Bucs ventured to Oglebay Park and finished second out of three quality teams and then went to Bridgeport and won a four-team Big 10 Conference quad.

At Oglebay Resort, the Bucs finished second with a team score of 358.

Defending state champion Wheeling Park shot an impressive 315 while North Marion, the defending Big 10 Conference champion, was third with a 362.

B-U’s Evan Coffman finished fifth with an 84 while Isaac Lane was tied for sixth place with an 85.

“Lane is starting to get into shape,” stated Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Jason Westfall. “I’m expecting him to hit his stride soon. He hit some really nice shots but left some strokes out there.”

Wheeling Park took the top two spots as Gavin Goodrich shot a 70 and Luke Marsh carded a 78 while North Marion’s Dylan Runner was third with an 82.

“Goodrich played an excellent round and he plays really fast,” remarked Westfall. “I think it got Coffman a little out of sync. The Wheeling Park golfers know they Oglebay Course very well and they executed solid scores. It was a great warm up for tournament style play with the defending champs.”

Landon Hitt shot a 92 for the Bucs while Easton Perkins fired a 97 and Tucker Hurst owned a 107.

“Hitt was again sharp with his irons but sometimes that putter just fails you,” said Westfall. “He is working on it and I know it will come around for him. Perkins, as a freshman, continues to do well but his conditioning for 18 holes at Oglebay needs to improve some. Hurst was snakebit from the start. There were some good moments for him but not enough.”

At Bridgeport, Coffman earned low medalist honors as the Bucs claimed the four team-event.

Coffman shot a 39 to lead the Bucs while Lane fired a 42 to finish in a five-way tie for second place.

Hitt carded a 43, Perkins shot a 45, Hurst shot a 51 and Brayden Hamer fired a 54 for the Bucs.

The top four scores counted towards B-U’s team score.

“Coffman was solid as low medalist even though he had to play through a freak windstorm mid-round,” noted Westfall. “Lane had a decent day as he works into shape. He isn’t quite there yet but he had some really nice shots and is hitting the ball well while Hitt had another consistent day. Perkins scored for us again to help us to the win. He had a rocky start but really came on the last three to four holes. Hurst got into trouble early and Hamer had a hard time with the weather which didn’t help their scores.”

The Bucs shot a 169 for the win while Bridgeport and East Fairmont both carded 175s. Grafton was fourth with a 190.

“We kind of got back on track at Bridgeport,” said Westfall. “We have played a lot of golf over the last 10 days.”

The Bucs were slated to finish their busy week yesterday with a home outing at the Buckhannon Country Club.

They will back in action Thursday at the Stonewall Resort.

The junior varsity Bucs are scheduled for a round at home on Monday.

The results:

@Oglebay

TEAM STANDINGS

1. Wheeling Park 315; 2. Buckhannon-Upshur 358; 3. North Marion 362.

INDIVIDUAL TOP 5

1. Gavin Goodrich (Wheeling Park) – 70

2.  Luke Marsh (Wheeling Park) – 78

3.  Dylan Runner (North Marion) – 79

4.  Campbell Koegler (Wheeling Park) – 82

5.  Evan Coffman (Buckhannon-Upshur) – 84

TEAM RESULTS

Wheeling Park (315)

Gavin Goodrich – 70

Luke Marsh – 78

Campbell Koegler – 82

Owen Leary – 85

Nate Simon – 98

Buckhannon-Upshur (358)

Evan Coffman – 84

Isaac Lane – 85

Landon Hitt – 92

Easton Perkins – 97

Tucker Hurst – 107

North Marion (362)

Dylan Runner – 79

Evan Hall – 91

Michael Tarley – 93

Will LeMasters – 99

@Bridgeport

TEAM STANDINGS

1. Buckhannon-Upshur 169; 2. Bridgeport 175; 3. East Fairmont 175; 4. Grafton 190.

INDIVIDUAL TOP 5

1. Evan Coffman (Buckhannon-Upshur) – 39

2. (tie) Isaac Lane (Buckhannon-Upshur) – 42

Marra Johnson (Bridgeport) – 42

Tanner Bartholow (East Fairmont) – 42

Traijon Cather (East Fairmont) – 42

Dustin Keener (Grafton) – 42

TEAM RESULTS

Buckhannon-Upshur (169)

Evan Coffman – 39

Isaac Lane – 42

Landon Hitt – 43

Easton Perkins – 45

Tucker Hurst – 51

Brayden Hamer – 54

Bridgeport (175)

Marra Johnson – 42

Mitchell Duez – 43

Connor Meese – 44

Brayden Stutler – 46

Brennan Cropp – 47

Anthony Hazey – 51

East Fairmont (175)

Tanner Bartholow – 42

Traijon Cather – 42

Jake Laya – 45

Blake Hunt – 46

Greyson Stewart – 50

Davin Brown – 55

Grafton (190)

Dustin Keener – 42

Brayden Palmer – 43

Wyatt Poling – 50

Corbin Knotts – 55

Aiden Sheme – 63

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