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R-HHS Rolls To District Golf Title

FARMVILLE – Randolph-Henry cruised to its 11th-consecutive James River District Golf Championship in a steady rain at The Manor Resort on Wednesday. The Statesmen turned in a team score of 356, 44 shots better than second-place finisher Amelia County.

Randolph-Henry and Amelia advance to the Region B Golf Tournament at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal on October 5.

Also advancing from the district were the top-six individual finishers. Chase Adams (Central), Austin Bagley (Central), John Brandt (Cumberland), Trey Chandler (Buckingham), Sean Thornton (Cumberland) and Jacob Smith (Central) will compete as individuals at the Region B Tournament next week.

Amelia edged Central of Lunenburg (403) by three strokes, while Cumberland turned in a team score of 425, with Buckingham posting a 475.

Randolph-Henry senior Jake Back captured medalist honors with his 42-42-84 on the par-72 layout.

He was four strokes better than R-HHS freshman Drew Jackson (88). Also collecting First-Team honors were Dayton Dunnavant of Randolph-Henry (90), Chase Adams of Central (92), Austin Bagley of Central (93) and Andy Griles of Randolph-Henry (94).

John Brandt of Cumberland and Sam Back and Dillon Webber of Randolph-Henry each carded scores of 95 on 18 holes, while Will Morgan (96) and Kayla Busic (97) of Amelia and Trey Chandler (97) rounded out the second-team.

Randolph-Hnery golf coach Kelly Powell was named the James River District Coach of the Year.