Indian golfers finish fifth in Musselman Invitational
Berkeley Springs' young and inexperienced golf team placed fifth in the Musselman Invitational on Tuesday, August 28 at Locust Hills Golf Course in Charles Town.
Led by an 86 from Ryan Redick, the Indians totaled 367, well behind the winning score of 304 by Briar Wood, Va. Jefferson County was second with a 334, followed closely by Martinsburg and Freedom, Va., with identical team totals of 335. Berkeley Springs was next with 367, followed by Musselman with 406, St. Maria Goretti with 413 and Hedgesville with 428.
Andrew Rickli added a 90 to the Indian total, with teammates Andrew Brock and Zach Solomon shooting 94 and 97, respectively.
Carl Brendes and John Howard of Briar Wood each shot 74 to share medalist honors.
Two days later the Indians hosted Keyser, Jefferson, Musselman and Martinsburg at Cacapon State Park, finishing fourth in the five-team field.
Jefferson and Martinsburg tied with a score of 169, followed by Keyser with 180, Berkeley Springs with 186 and Musselman with 191.
Justin Stambaugh of Jefferson and Justin Baldwin of Martinsburg each shot a nine-hole score of 39 to tie for low medalist honors.
Redick once more led the Indians with a 40, followed by a 46 from Justin Mang, a 48 by Nathan Bowers and a 52 from Jeremy Michael.
"We're just about where I thought we would be," said Berkeley Springs coach Dale McCumbee. "We're going to have to drop our scores some if we are going to be competitive at the regional tournament and we will need a little more consistency."
Berkeley Springs will host a home quadrangular tomorrow at Cacapon State Park.