The Lewis County High School Golf team came up just one shot short of their season goal of making the State Tournament.
The Minutemen lost to Robert C. Byrd in a tiebreaker by a single stroke, in poor conditions, at the 2018 WVSSAC Regional Golf Tournament last week. Robert C. Byrd will be joined by Bridgeport as teams representing the region at the state level.
The team was paced by Senior Ayden Wyckoff who shot an 88, and Chase Freeman who shot a 91. Cole Bozic shot a 97 in the event and Austin Riley rounded out the team with a 103.
Wyckoff did qualify for states as an individual beating Herbert Hoover freshman Bryson in a playoff hole to determine who got to make the trip to Wheeling this week for the State Tournament. Wyckoff will be joined by Peyton Moore of Lincoln as the other individual to qualify from the region.
Wyckoff was also honored for his strong season by being named First Team All Conference in the Big Ten. Wyckoff won medals at 10 events over the course of his season with medals being awarded to the individual with the best score at an event regardless of team performance.
Coach Kenny James praised Wyckoff’s strong season and noted that they were all disappointed by falling just short of the team goal for the year. James also congratulated the Bridgeport and Robert C. Byrd teams for their victory.
Wyckoff travels to Wheeling to participate in the West Virginia State Golf Tournament Monday, Oct. 1, where he hopes to cap off his career with a strong performance.