Cav greensmen make up ground

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JF eye's district-leading Glass

By Mike Forster

  Whoever said "Home is where the heart is," certainly had the Jefferson Forest golf crew in mind.

The Cavs played rude host this past Saturday, when they entertained the rest of the Seminole District at their home course at Ivy Hills.

The Cavs had a quartet shoot lights-out golf, giving JF a total score for the day of 318.

The JF team tally was a full 15 strokes better than runners-up E.C. Glass and Rustburg (333, for those of you disinclined to crunch numbers).

As a result, Jefferson Forest made significant headway in its chase of regular-season leader Glass.

After five events, the team standings are thusly:

1.  EC Glass                 1568 

2.  Jefferson Forest       1569

3.  Rustburg                 1615 

4.  Liberty                    1811

5.  Brookville                1874

Amherst                 No score

Heritage                 No score


Jefferson Forest tried to overcome the one-stroke edge when the teams gathered on Tuesday afternoon, after press time, at Winton, Amherst County's home course.


Team scores from Ivy Hills

1.  Jefferson Forest   318

2t. E.C. Glass     333

2t. Rustburg     333

4.  Brookville     392

5.  Liberty     397

6.  Heritage     493

7.  Amherst    N/S


Top individuals

Rustburg's Clayton Forren took medalist honors, carding a round of 71.

Hilltopper Wilson Simmons was hot on Forren's heels, one shot back at 72.

Jefferson Forest's Matthew Stanley was the top county golfer, finishing third overall, with a 75.

His teammate Zeke Shen came in with a respectable 76, good enough for fourth.

Cameron Blair, an Amherst County duffer, shot a nice 79, ranking him fifth, overall, even though Amherst didn't have enough golfers to qualify as a team.


Jefferson Forest's top four

Matthew Stanley 75

Zeke Shen 76

Brad Huddleston 82

Brian Touna 85


Liberty's top four

Jordan Clark 95

Drew Hornady 99

Rucker Shipp           100

Lamie Carroll           103


After Tuesday's round at Winton, the crews will gather for a final regular season round at Colonial Hills (Tuesday, Sept. 18).  Expect a big shootout there.

The Seminole District tournament will also take place at Colonial Hills (On Monday, Sept. 24).

Now, on the one hand, Colonial Hills is the home course for E.C. Glass.  On the other, the course is physically located in the Forest area of Bedford County.

I guess we'll see where the heart is on that one.