Clippings of grass from the tenth hole flew back into the gallery just off the hands of the golfers reminiscent of how the Yellow Jackets flew full force to the fairway en route to obtaining the first state golf championship runner-up trophy in program history last Wednesday in Wheeling.
Moorefield senior Hayden Baldwin picked up a clump of grass prior to commencing the second round of the WVSSAC state golf championship on the tenth hole of Oglebay Resort’s Speidel Golf Club Trent Jones designed course on Wednesday and let it fly and the intense wind made the clippings dart directly behind the tee towards the gallery of spectators awaiting to see what would entail for the Yellow Jackets and the rest of the competition.
That Wheeling Feeling was brisk, but an improvement on the first round’s frosty delay on Tuesday with the golfers bundled up for the state tournament preparing to swing for the fences or fairways rather.
Moorefield Golf finished the two-day state golf championship with a total card of 539 (276-263) for the runner-up position just 14 strokes behind defending state champion St. Marys squad earning the title with a total of 523 points.
“It feels really good. I am super proud of this team for their hard work and their dedication. They’ve achieved something that has never been done before at our school and that’s going back many years of great golf teams and golf players at Moorefield High School. This team came together and worked really hard and this was their goal,” Moorefield Golf Coach Wade Armentrout commented.
“They set goals for themselves at the beginning of the season to be