LHS golf team places fifth statewide

Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

The Lancaster High School golf team was hoping for a trifecta—to pick up its third championship trophy in as many weeks—and more importantly to successfully defend its state championship.

But that wasn’t to be the case on the mountainous Olde Mill Golf Resort course in Laurel Fork October 11 when Galax claimed its first Class 1 state championship in 11 years.

The Maroon Tide swept both the team and individual titles at the state tournament, shooting a 34-over 322 to best eight Class 1 teams.

Middlesex, which finished as the Region 1A runner-up to Lancaster two weeks ago, stepped up to tie for second with George Wythe with a 60-over 348. Castlewood shot a 349 for fourth place and Lancaster finished at 72-over with a 360 for fifth place. The Devils took both the Northern Neck District and Region 1A tournament championships into state play.

Lancaster won the 2021 state championship with Galax as the runner-up….

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