Northumberland posts strong start on the links

Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Nathan King of Rappahannock High and Brandon Chism of Northumberland High posted the low scores during two separate Northern Neck District golf matches last week.

King was the medalist in a four-team match August 8. He shot a 5-over-par 76 at Hobbs Hole Golf Course in Tappahannock to lead the Raiders in the team win with a score of 312. Teammate Josh White shot a 77, Reed Thorne a 78 and Sydney DeShazo an 81.

Host Essex was second in team scoring with a 331, Northumberland third with 367 and Lancaster fourth, 431.

Tae White shot a 78 to lead the Trojans, while Hunter Shackleford had an 82, Tristan Gross an 84 and Logan Cooke an 87.

Patrick Lewis led the Indians with a low 78, while Chism shot an 83, Bailey Lewis a 101 and Matthew Jett a 105.

Spencer Crittenden had the low score for the Red Devils with an 82. Nick Ford shot a 101, Blake Smith a 114 and Tristan McDaniels a 134.

Chism shot a 3-over-par 75 as the medalist on August 13 at a four-team match at the Golden Eagle Golf Course in Irvington. Northumberland and Essex tied for first in team scoring with a 350 each.

P. Lewis and Chase Fisher each shot a 90 for the Indians and B. Lewis had a 95.

Shackleford led the Trojans with a 79, while Cliff Whitlock shot an 86, Gross a 90 and T. White a 95.

The Raiders had a 363 team score with Thorne and DeShazo each shooting an 87. Matt Bronner had a 91 and J. White a 98.

Crittenden shot a low 91 for the hosting Red Devils, which finished with a team score of 424. Ford shot a 93, Smith a 115 and Harris Clark a 125.

Lancaster will host Rappahannock today, August 23, at the Golden Eagle Golf Course and travel to Hobbs Hole Golf Course to face Essex on Wednesday, August 29. The start time is 4 p.m. for both matches.