by Jamie Harris
It’s been a long time since the Berkeley Springs High School Indians Golf program has had a state medalist. Veteran head coach Dale McCumbee took over the Indians golf program in 2004 and while the long time coach has taken players and even a team to the state golf tournament, he had never had one place until this past week. Senior Sara Veara has left her name in the history books of Berkeley Springs High School golf by capping off her final tournament with a standout performance at the Class AA WV State Golf Championships Tournament played in Wheeling.
Earlier in the season Veara finished in fourth place at the WV Girls State Golf Championships. This time Veara earned her first state placement in the Class AA championships. On day one Veara shot an 84 on the ever so tough Oglebay Park Golf Course. On day two of the competition the Indian senior came out firing as she recorded an 81 to finish the two day event with a score of 165 to finish in fourth place. Veara was 10 shots off the individual champion from Herbert Hoover. Veara’s score was also the best of any Eastern Panhandle golfer in AA/AAA competition.
Veara who is getting several looks from colleges to continue her golf career is still undecided on where she may take her talent. But for now she can enjoy being a part of Berkeley Springs golf history.