Jamestown Shows Improvement on Final Day of Invitational Tournament

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Will Bell led Jamestown with a  (file photo)
Will Bell shot back-to-back 78s during the High School Invitational. (File Photo)

Jamestown’s golf team finished the second and final round of play in the High School Invitational at Independence Golf Club in Midlothian in the same place in the standings as the first round.

By the time the last stroke was recorded Wednesday, the Eagles found themselves tied for 12th place as a team after carding a season-best 309 round.

“We were there to find our identity as a team and we accomplished it,” Jamestown Coach Doug Meredith said. “Can we shoot the scores we need to at the state level? We figured out that we can. We just have to do it more than once.”

Jamestown finished the tournament 55-over par with 631 total strokes, which was 61 strokes off the winning team Saint Christopher’s — the only team to shoot below par after both rounds were completed.

The individual medalist of the tournament also came from Saint Christopher’s as Boyd Peete shot a three-under 69 on the final day of competition to cap off a seven-under performance for the tournament.

Triston Buckley, the top performer for Jamestown on day one of the tournament, saw his score slide in the second round. After shooting a two-over 74 during the first round, Buckley shot a seven-over 79 on Wednesday.

Will Bell, who shot a six-over 78 on Tuesday, followed with a similar performance, carding another six-over 78 on Wednesday.

The final two scorers for Jamestown, Matthew Shield and C.J. Montero, each saw significant improvements on the second day of competition.

Shield followed up Tuesday’s 10-over 82 with a five-over 77 on Wednesday, while Montero rebounded from a disappointing 18-over 90 with a team-best three-over 75 on Wednesday.

“The wheels came off mid-round yesterday, but he rebounded nicely,” Meredith said of Montero. “I think they all got something out of this. In particular, I think C.J. being able to bounce back on day two like he did was huge.”

In all, Meredith said he was proud of his team’s performance and their ability to show they can handle the big state.

“I was proud of the fact they were able to find it in day two,” he said. “It’s a very intimidating tournament. One of the reasons we go there is because we’re there with the best of the best, including the 6A schools in Northern Virginia and the private schools. It’s a big stage for us and that’s something we might face in the postseason.”

Jamestown will continue its season during a Bay Rivers District match at Colonial Heritage Golf Club on Thursday.

Below are the individual and team results from the tournament:

Individual Medalist
Boyd Peete, Saint Christophe’s, 68-69 — 137

Team Results
1. Saint Christopher’s 570: Boyd Peete 68-69, Connor Johnson 70-68, Drew Brockwell 69-73, Clifford Foster 81-74
2. Chantilly 591: Sam Jung 70-74, Sirena Walsh 71-75, Joe Miller 78-71, Nick Antonacci 77-77
3. Deep Run 595: Adam Hade 67-71, Jadk D’Aiutolo 75-73, Alex Taylor 77-77, Jack Sweeney 78-77
4. Loudoun Valley 596: Brandon Weaver 71-69, Max Cave 73-75, Ryan Hammer 73-79, Adam Lockhart 76-80
T5. Mills Godwin 602: Diana Domenech 73-72, Andrew Kennedy 72-74, David Qin 75-80, Cal O’Donnell 81-75
T5. James River 602: Manny Nelson 74-71, Mitchell McMurty 77-74, Jacob Carter 76-77, Alex Rohr 79, 79
7. James Madison 603: Sammy Hecht 75-72, Brett Wellde 77-74, Aaron Liu 78-75, Amber Liu 74-80
8. Oakton 608: Curtis Holland 74-72, Nick Wyatt 79-73, Will Swirski 71-83, Caroline DeLoach 78-79
9. Langley 612: Chris Dillard 72-75, Brandon Berry 76-76, Matthew Feinstein 79-76, Eli Thrasher 79-80
10. South County 624: T.J. Repczynski 75-71, David Ross 70-78, Brandon Duda 83-80, Kevin Puhek 85-82
11. Centreville 630: Yoojin Kim 71-74, Jenny Cho 81-73, Taylor Kielb 86-78, Carter Bach 85-83
T12. Jamestown 631: Triston Buckley 74-79, Will Bell 78-78, Matthew Shield 82-77, C.J. Montero 90-75
T12. Matoaca 631: Will Creekmore 76-74, Chase Petri 81-71, Paul Harris 76-83, Michael Harris 85-85
14. Cosby 646: Rob Witherspoon 86-73, Nathan Ryan 77-85, Ethan Hawkins 81-81, Bill Phillips 88-81
15. Saint Anne’s Belfield 657: Fitz Woodrow 70-72, Ian Buchanan 79-77, Ben Fallica 90-87, Matt Palumbo 86-96
16: Powhatan 743: Alex Oliver 97-81, Nathan Salomonsky 95-87, Parker Massengill 91-98, Madison Herring 94-100