Westside wins Coalfield golf title
BY JOHN CONLEY
Westside's golf team is realizing its potential at the right time.
Four Renegades carded scores in the 70s on the way to the Coalfield Conference West championship on Monday afternoon at Clearfork Valley.
Freshman Hunter Owens was the low medalist with a 71.
"My drivers and my irons were right there," Owens said. "My putting wasn't great, but I two-putted most of the holes."
Corey Bowles had a 75, followed by Tyler Cook (77) and Drew Bragg (78).
Owens, Bowles and Cook made the all-tournament team, along with Craig Buchanan of Oak Hill (72) and Terry Moore (76) of Wyoming East.
The Renegades improved to 38-9 on the season and will be a serious challenger for one of the two state tournament berths at stake in next Monday's regional at Grandview.
"I haven't played there much, but I've just got to keep my head and play my game," Owens commented.
"I've always felt we could be pretty good if everybody plays well on the same day, and today we did," stated WHS coach Tim Spolarich. "We should play good on our home course."
The coach said Tyler Cook has been a big part of the team's rise in the latter part of the season.
"He was playing No. 4 and was getting frustrated at the beginning of the season," Spolarich remarked. "Now he's playing No. 1 and he's the anchor of our team."
Spolarich expects a tough regional. "Shady is a top team," he noted, "and so is Oak Hill. Wyoming East can play with anybody on a given day, and Summers County and Bluefield are good, too."
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