B Davis and Trevor Price led Radford High School to the regional golf title Monday at Ashley Plantation. The school placed second in region play last season behind Appomattox. This year, the team scores were reversed as Appomattox finished second with team total of 332.
Radford rolled the dice for a 326 with Davis shooting a 3-over par 76. Price, who won last week’s district meet, shot a 78. Jon Woods finished with an 84, and Jack Davis an 88.
Cody Roberts, Radford’s coach, said both Davis and Price played well but left disappointed.
“They both were disappointed by their scores and know they can do better. That’s the kind of attitude I like to see in my golfers,” he said.
Last season, the Bobcats were not given a chance to compete at the state meet, but a change by the Virginia High School League this season changed that. Both the region champ and the runner up advance to the state tournament.
Roberts thought his team played well.
”A couple of them got off to a rocky start but were able to right the ship and turn in a score that was good enough to win the tournament. We were very happy to bring home RHS’s first region championship in golf since 1984,” he said.
Everyone involved, especially Roberts, feel the state tournament will be tough.
“We’re heading to Lonesome Pine Country Club to play the tournament, and Union High School is going to be tough to beat on their home course. We haven’t played our best golf yet and I believe we can do that next week,” he said.
Giles High School’s Logan Douthat was the region’s individual medalist and will participate in next week’s state tournament as an individual.