Monday, December 4, 2023

Golf: New Kent Edges Jamestown to Top District Standings

Jamestown HighTwo days after falling five strokes short of first place, Jamestown’s golf team once again came in second to New Kent.

In the first 18-hole match of the season, the New Kent Trojans took first place Thursday with a team score of 309 on the Kiln Creek golf course against all 10 Bay Rivers District teams.

With a team score of 331, Jamestown landed in second place. New Kent and Jamestown are also in first and second place, respectively, in the district’s cumulative standings.

Tabb took third place, Smithfield and Lafayette tied for fourth place, Grafton ended in sixth place and Bruton came in seventh – all placing in the same spot on the standings as the 2015 opening match Tuesday, which ended after nine holes because of a tornado watch.

The bottom of the standings had a bit of a shakeup when compared with Tuesday’s match. Warhill climbed two spots to eighth place, with Poquoson and York landing in ninth and 10th, respectively.

Lafayette’s Jacob Smethurst, a junior, put in the best performance from a Historic Triangle golfer, placing fourth with a score of 80. Three New Kent golfers – Cole Baldwin, Parker Wallace, and Robb Kinder – took the top three spots in the standings.

Jamestown’s Triston Buckley, a junior, tallied one more stroke than Smethurst to place fifth and lead his Eagles teammates.

With their performances in Thursday’s match, Smethurst and Buckley remain in the top five for the Bay Rivers District cumulative standings at third and fifth, respectively.

Click here for full team and individual results from Thursday’s match.

Team Scores – Kiln Creek

  1. New Kent: 309
  2. Jamestown: 331
  3. Tabb: 352
  4. Smithfield: 354
  5. Lafayette: 354
  6. Grafton: 366
  7. Bruton: 372
  8. Warhill: 374
  9. Poquoson: 391
  10. York: 392

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