Swink earns Low Medalist Honors, Firl & Gray earn All-PVL
by Jamie Harris
Throughout the middle school golf season the Warm Springs Middle School Wolves golf team kept winning match after match. Last Thursday, September 21, at Cacapon Resort State Park the stage was set for the second year program to show if they were able to pull off the undefeated season and capture their first PVL tournament title. With Romney, Pendleton County and Petersburg all wanting to play spoilers the Wolves were ready for the challenge.
Playing 18 holes on a beautiful day the young Wolves shot a combined 419 to out- distance second place Pendle- ton County by six strokes (426) to make school history. Petersburg (467) and Romney (469) rounded out the final placements.
In a battle for low medalist honors, Warm Springs seventh grader, Cayden Swink and Petersburg’ s Matthew Riggleman ended the tournament tied at 85. This forced a one-hole sudden death playoff from hole #1. Both golfers shot the same score in the first playoff hole, which forced a second sudden death playoff at hole #2. This time Swink was able to put away the Viking golfer and claim the 2023 PVL low medalist honors.
Joining Swink on the All- PVL Golf Tournament team was eighth graders Owen Gray (109) and Hunter Firl (112). Warm Springs also got solid play from Caiden Grove (113), Lu Henry (117) and Paige Waugh (114).
It was a great way for the W arm Springs Middle School golf team to end their 2023 season. In its second year of playing the Wolves do the impossible of an undefeated regular season and then winning the 2023 PVL tournament title.