The Rappahannock Raiders golf team tee’d up in their first match of the 2019 season on Wednesday, August 7 at Hobbs Hole Golf Course. This was an NND match with Essex, Lancaster, Northumberland, and Rappahannock hosted by the Essex Trojans. The match started well for all teams with three players (Red Devils-Colby Sullivan, Indians-Patrick Lewis, and Raiders-Josh White) close to par on the first seven holes. The match was halted because of pending weather then called after the wind and rain came and decided to stay awhile. Josh White had a 29 after seven holes, Sydney DeShazo 32, Lewis Ginn 34, and Mac Bronner 40 to total 135. The Northumberland Indians (Patrick Lewis 28, Chase Fisher 34, Cory Palubinski 35, and Matthew Jett 36) were ahead with a 133 followed by the Trojans (Montavious White 32, Cliff Whitlock 33, Logan Cook 34, and Holden Ambrose 36, Red Devils (Colby Sullivan 27, Ben Pittman 31, DJ Zieler 37 and Carter McGee 40, and Raiders at 135. The coaches decided to call the match; it normally takes nine completed golf holes to make an official event, but they understood it would be more economical to make it official. The team headed to Golden Eagle Golf Course for the second NND match on Monday, August 12. Golden Eagle is the toughest course for the players in the NND with narrow fairways and water in play; this results in most scores over par. Sydney DeShazo said, “I’m not playing well.” Josh White exhaled and stated, “It’s not good.” This was during their first nine holes on an excellent day to be on the course swinging a club. The two Raiders felt a little better on the back nine. Sydney DeShazo shot an 84, Josh White ended with a 92, Bryce Self and Xavier Rich had 109 for a total of 394. The Indians were first with a 360, the Red Devils were second with a 365, and the Trojans were third with a 370. Rappahannock will host an NND match at Quinton Oaks Golf Course on Tuesday, August 20 and travel to Golden Eagle to face Lancaster on Thursday, August 22.
Sydney DeShazo sinks a putt for par.