Logan repeats as county champs
PAUL ADKINS, Sports Editor
WHARNCLIFFE n The Logan High School golf team knew it had a shot of repeating as county champs. The Wildcats have Patton Couch. Logan did just that as Couch was the medalist, firing an 18-hole round of 77, as Logan won the county championship for the second straight year. The Wildcats won with a 333.
Man was close behind with a 344. Chapmanville was a distant third with a 366 for the day. The Logan County Open was once again hosted by the Twisted Gun Golf Course at Wharncliffe in Mingo County. Logan golf coach Cliff Motes said he was thrilled to repeat as county champs.
“It feels great. The team really put in a strong effort over the summer to try to repeat as county champs,” Motes said. “They played last week over at Madison and Man beat us and it kind of made them hungry. They wanted to win the county tournament bad. They pulled together as a team and pulled it through. Man hung right in there with us.”
Motes praised the play of Couch, an all-state golfer, who has verbally committed to Marshall University. Former Chapmanville High School golfer Kris Garrett currently plays for the Marshall women’s team. “He’s the real deal,” Motes said of Couch. “He’s been our team leader for the last three years. He’s been a pleasure to coach. He’s a super kid and he works very very hard in this game. He takes it very seriously. He’s got the work ethic to take it to the next level. He’s going to play at Marshall. His best golf is yet to come. I think that when he gets to Marshall he will really turn it on.”
Logan also got an 82 from Ross Workman and an 86 from Jarod Adkins. Bryce Dalton had an 88, Nick Hoff a 94 and Neal Scaggs a 110.
“I’m really proud of the whole team. They came through in this effort,” Motes said.
Man was led by Kevin Brown and Trevor Corns who each shot an 82. Tyler Browning had an 84, T.J. Justice a 96, Jimmy Joe Gibson a 100 and Tyler Toler a 101. Zac Gresham paced Chapmanville with an 87. Brent Tomblin had a 91, Caleb Hensley a 93 and Zack Adams a 95. Zack Martin had a 96 and Jon Slazo a 99.
Logan returns to action today at the Logan Country Club against Charleston Catholic.
On Thursday, the Cats play at St. Albans.
Next Monday, Logan competes in the regional meet at Big Bend.
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