Prep roundup: Generals take 2nd in Shenandoah golf mini

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STAUNTON — Stonewall Jackson High School’s golf team opened its season with a runner-up effort in Wednesday’s Shenandoah District mini-tournament at Gypsy Hill Golf Club.

The Generals combined to fire a 346, just one stroke behind winner East Rockingham (345).

Stonewall’s Jonathan Koontz was one shot off winning medalist honors as he fired a 4-over-par 76. East Rockingham’s Jacob Laughlin shot a 75 to earn medalist honors.

“We would have been tied with East Rockingham and Koontz would’ve tied for medalist, but the Laughlin boy sank a 25-foot putt on the 18th hole,” Generals coach Roger Wilkins said. “That was a pretty good putt.”

Other scorers for Stonewall included Ben Rosenberger (88), Kory Somers (89) and Tyler Somers (93). The Generals’ Blake Carter (108) and Yash DeSai (108) did not factor in the scoring.

Spotswood Invitational

HARRISONBURG — Sherando’s golf team put together a solid effort to finish fourth in Wednesday’s season-opening Spotswood Invitational at Lakeview Golf Course.

Fort Defiance won the 19-team tournament with a combined 313, while Sherando tallied a 320.

“All things considered, they did great,” Warriors coach Rob Wright said of his team. “They’re irritated, but I’ll tell you what — that was one of the toughest fields I’ve seen.”

Sherando’s Brett Loy finished fourth overall with a team-low 73. Also scoring for the Warriors were Josh Hogue (81), Mason Scott (81) and Jonah Pearson (85).