Varsity golf team at home course Picture Credit: Heather Barbour

By: Breanna Post and Kaylyn Lewis/Co-Sports Editors

The Blue Ridge Golf team has made playoffs for Second Time in 35 Years. They finished with a record of 7-6-1

Blue Ridge golf had an away match against Lakeland on September 19th. Senior Tyler Hillard, and juniors Andrew Scott and Preston Perry all had match wins leading the team to a 5-4 win. Better ball wins came from Hillard-Barbour, and Scott-Perry supplying the 2 required points to win. 

Raiders played a home match on September 20th against Montrose, winning 6-3. Points came from Kyle Spoor, Tyler Hillard, James Barbour, and Joe Curtis, with better ball wins from Spoor-Curtis and Hillard-Barbour. 

Golf faced Forest City on September 23rd with a win of 7-2. Match wins were won by Scott, Hillard, Perry, Spoor, and Barbour, while better ball wins were scored by Scott-Spoor and Hillard-Barbour. Hillard led the team in wins for yet another season finishing out with a regular-season record of 11-3, one win away from his record last season of 12-2.

Varsity golf has won against Mountain View, Elk Lake, Mid Valley, Old Forge, and Montrose; winning against every school in the county. Raiders claim the first winning season in 35 years.


Top: Tyler Hillard, Bottom: James Barbour. Pictures Courtesy of: Donnie Hillard


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