HEDGESVILLE — Washington repeated its Class AAA, Region II golf championship when it left no doubt as to which team was the best in turning away the challenges of the eight other schools in this year’s tournament played at The Woods Resort near Hedgesville.
The Patriots were the 2012 Regional titleists and then finished fifth in the eight-team field at the state tournament held at Oglebay Park in Wheeling.
Now Washington will have the opportunity to better that showing when it visits the 2013 state tournament, scheduled for Oct. 8-9 with a 36-hole format at the same Oglebay Park layout.
With Patrick Burgess (77), Dylan Mumaw (77) and Ryan Fleming (79) carding the 18-hole rounds that counted toward the Washington team score, the Patriots finished 18 strokes in front of runner-up Elkins. Washington’s team score was 233 and the Tigers totaled 251 strokes.
The remaining order of finish had Hedgesville (254), Buckhannon (281), Lewis County (285), Jefferson (288), Musselman (301), Spring Mills (313) and Martinsburg 343).
Hedgesville’s Owen Elliott was the tournament’s low medalist with a round of 76. He qualified for the state tournament as an individual player. Also qualifying for the state tournament as an individual player was Jefferson’s Patrick Glenn, who had a round of 85.
University High is the Class AAA defending state champion. However, the Hawks failed to qualify for this year’s state event.