Williamstown golfer all-tournament
ELIZABETH, W.Va. – Williamstown’s Mac McCormick made the alltourney team while Huntington St. Joe freshman Josef Dransfeld and Roane County junior Cam Moore easily could’ve earned medalist honors during regulation play here Friday at the Wirt County Invitational being played at the par 72 Mingo Bottom Golf Club.
However, both golfers finished their rounds with respective 1-over par 73s and headed to the island green, par 3, 10th to try and settle the individual champion.
Although neither golfer managed to reach the 10th in regulation, Moore had the advantage when his ball hit nearly flag high and spun back into the fringe. Dransfeld’s tee shot went just left of the green and he had to pitch on. Despite not getting a good strike on his birdie attempt and then missing about a 10-footer for par, Moore was able to grab medalist honors with a bogey after Dransfeld failed to get up-and-down and then had to settle for a double bogey.
“I haven’t been playing very good,” admitted Moore, who helped the Raiders post a winning team score of 307.
“I was pretty pleased with how I played. It wasn’t bad.”
Of course, Moore left shots on the course and one of those was during his three-putt on No. 14. As it turned out, Dransfeld could’ve finished with an even par 72, but got a little unlucky during his final hole – the par 5, 18th. After crushing a drive and then hitting an iron from 170 yards to within 4 feet of the pin, his putt stayed just outside the hole as he missed eagle and tapped in for an easy birdie.
Cam Moore, who nearly aced the 10th during regulation play when he spun the ball back and had it roll just over the lip of the cup, joined fellow teammates Cole Moore (74), Caleb Moore (77) and Hunter Thompson (83) to account for the Raiders’ 31-stroke victory versus runner-up Ritchie County, which was led by Riley Allen’s 75. The Moore trio, Allen and Dransfeld along with McCormick and Ravenswood’s Alex Easthom, both of whom fired rounds of 78, comprised the all-tournament honorees.