The 2018 Northumberland golf team took to the links last week for a couple of matches. On Wednesday, they entertained the Mathews Blue Devils at The Indian Creek Golf and Yacht Club course for a nine hole match. On Thursday, the Indians traveled to the Hobbs Hole course for a four team eighteen hole match. The heat and humidity was the story of the day for both matches.
Against a very young, according to their coaching staff, Mathews team, Northumberland took the match, 174-218. For us non-golfers, the low score wins. The Indians were led by Patrick Lewis as the medalist for the match shooting a very nifty 40 over the par 36 nine hole course. Following Patrick Lewis were Bailey Lewis with a 42, Brandon Chism with a 43 and Matthew Jett with a 49. The top lowest scorers make up the team score. Also playing for the Indians was Chase Fisher shooting a 55.
The team was feeling both the heat and humidity and Thursday they let it get to them at Hobbs Hole. Something Indian Coach Steve Berman was not happy about, “Everyone felt the same heat and humidity.”
Rappahannock (Warsaw) won the match with a 312 score. Following close behind was Essex at 331, then came Northumberland with 352 and Lancaster was last with a 431 total. For Indians, Chase Fisher shot a 70 over the eighteen hole. Patrick Lewis shot a 78, Brandon Chism an 83, Bailey Lewis a 101 and Matthew Jett a 104. With the heat, Coach Berman admitted “It was a tough day.”
The Indians have another eighteen hole match scheduled early this week, weather permitting, with the same teams at the Golden Eagle course. Then Thursday of the following week, they travel up country to the Quinton Oaks course for their final eighteen hole shoot out prior to the district playoffs in late September.