The high school golf teams in Virginia begin practice before almost the other teams are dreaming of the new season. For the Indians their first match was a month prior to school opening. It is filling that they should bring to Northumberland the first trophy for the 2018-2019 athletic season. Last Monday at The Golden Eagle Golf Course, the Indians won the Northern Neck District tournament, recording a 350 over the eighteen holds played.
Rappahannock (Warsaw) took second carding a 357. In one of the closest matches recently, Essex was third with 358 and Lancaster coming in with a 393 total.
Leading the Indians was Brandon Chism with an 85. Patrick Lewis shot an 87, rounding out the top four were Corey Palubinski and Chase Fisher both with 89s. Matthew Jett, 99, and Bailey Lewis, 111, also played.
The Northern Neck All Tournament Team has Essex’s Logan Cooke and Rappahannock’s Reed Thorne, both with 84s. The Indian’s Brandon Chism shot an 85, at 86 are Tristan Gross (Essex) and Patrick Lewis (Northumberland); Sydney DeShazo (Rappahannock) 88; at 89s are Spencer Crittenden and Nicklaus Ford (Lancaster), Corey Palubinski and Chase Fisher (Northumberland), and Josh White (Rappahannock); at 91 Hunter Shackelford (Essex).
The 2018 All Northern Neck District team, voted on by the coaches, has Tae White (Essex), from Rappahannock Reed Thorne, Nathan King and Sydney DeShazo, from Northumberland Brandon Chism and Patrick Lewis, from Lancaster Spencer Crittenden and Nicklaus Ford. Coaches Paul Yackel (Rappahannock) and Jim Thorne (Essex) were picked as coaches of the year.