Prep roundup: Generals win another district golf mini
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LURAY — Stonewall Jackson’s golf team continued its strong early-season play by winning another Shenandoah District mini tournament on Thursday at Caverns Country Club.
The Generals combined to shoot a 324, topping runner-up Wilson Memorial by seven strokes.
Stonewall’s Andrew Good had a solid day on the par-71 Caverns course, finishing with a team-best 79. That was just one shot behind medalist Nate Hildebrand of Buffalo Gap, who tallied a 78.
Also scoring for the Generals were Colton Harlow (81), Ben Rosenberger (82) and Eric Arnesen (82). Jonathan Koontz (85) and Kory Somers (89) also played for Stonewall.
The district mini victory was the Generals’ fourth in five tournaments this season. Stonewall will take a break from district mini play until Sept. 21, when they travel to Waynesboro for the final district competition of the year.
The Generals are back in action on Tuesday in a tri-match hosted by Clarke County at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Course.
Bryan Gunter Memorial
WINCHESTER — Loudoun Valley’s Ian Hildebrand fired a glittering round of 69 on the opening day of the Bryan Gunter Memorial tournament, but the Vikings senior won’t be back for today’s final round.
Hildebrand withdrew following his first round at Rock Harbor Golf Course to play in another tournament Friday, leaving a five-way tie for first at 74. That group includes Sherando’s Brett Loy.
Charlottesville leads the 11-team tournament after the opening day of play with a combined 310. The tournament shifts to Winchester Country Club for today’s final round.
Sherando was in fourth after Day 1 with a combined 329, getting top efforts from Loy, Mason Scott (79), Collin Ordonez (88) and Jonah Pearson (88).
Skyline’s leading scorers were Robbie Belanger (96), Anthony Crescienzi (96), Ben Andrews (97) and Hannah Henry (109).