New Kent Continues Bay Rivers Golf Dominance; Jamestown Still Second

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Lafayette's Tawni Hatcher shot her third consecutive round in the 80s on Tuesday. (file photo)
Lafayette’s Tawni Hatcher shot her third consecutive round in the 80s on Tuesday. (File Photo)

For the fifth time this season, New Kent’s golf team took home first place during a Bay Rivers District regular season match.

On Tuesday, the Trojans took first place at Williamsburg National Golf Club with a combined score of 318, which bested runner-up Jamestown by 12 strokes.

Lafayette and Tabb followed in third and fourth place with scores of 332 and 335, respectively.

New Kent’s Rob Kinder claimed individual medalist honors, carding a two-over 74 on the round. Kinder currently sits in second place for season-long medalist honors behind teammate Parker Wallace.

Jamestown was paced by Matthew Shield (76) and William Bell (77), while Triston Buckley (87) and Brent Hornby (90) rounded out the scorers for the Eagles.

Tawni Hatcher of Lafayette continued her impressive string of play with a team-best 80 on Tuesday. Hatcher has shot 80 or below in the last three Bay Rivers District matches.

Rounding out the Lafayette scorers were Jacob Smethurst (82), Preston Ruescher (85) and Jake Clark (85).

Other notable rounds came from Tabb’s Katrina Warren, who shot a season-best five-over 77, and Warhill’s Bryce Parker, who shot a season-best eight-over 80.

Below are the individual and team scores from the match:

Individual Medalist
Robb Kinder, New Kent, 74

Team Results
1. New Kent 318: Robb Kinder 74, Parker Wallace 79, Cole Baldwin 82, Jackson Gray 83
2. Jamestown 330: Matthew shield 76, William Bell 77, Triston Buckley 87, Brent Hornby 90
3. Lafayette 332: Tawni Hatcher 80, Jacob Smethurst 82, Preston Ruescher 85, Jake Clark 85
4. Tabb 335: Katrina Warren 77, Jordan Stetina 82, Thomas Phifer 85, Alex Overbay 91
5. Smithfield 345: Doc Riddle 81, Christian Jones 85, Brayden Bird 89, Jacob Smith 90
6. Warhill 350: Bryce Parker 80, Austin Beaulieu 89, Blake Sawyer 90, Evan Kerr 91
7. Grafton 374: Nathan Groner 84, Brennen Strachan 89, Adam Sanders 95, Chaz Hoepfner 106
8. Bruton 388: Sam Carr 84, Caleb Filicko 97, Dylan Jenkins 102, Zack Calloway 105
9. Poquoson 371: Keith Lawson 91, Brenton Roy 91, Alex Dieffenwierth 92, Jesse Lauffenburger 97
10. York 374: James Mollenkamp 81, Tyler Twiggs 85, James Steele 102, Walter Buck 106