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Cavaliers clinch Blue Ridge championship

Cavaliers clinch Blue Ridge championship

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Cavaliers clinch Blue Ridge championship

Franklin County head coach Mike Rogers (right) confers with William Byrd head coach Scott Whitehead.

SALEM—Lord Botetourt clinched the Blue Ridge District regular-season golf championship Wednesday at Hanging Rock Golf Club by besting host Northside by 18 strokes, 301-319.

Franklin County (325) finished third, followed by William Byrd (353) and Staunton River (404).

The Cavaliers’ win is their fifth in the five-match series in which events were staged at Copper Cover Golf Club, Blue Hills Golf Club, Botetourt Country Club, Mariners Landing Golf and Country Club and Hanging Rock.

The Cavaliers have won four straight district championships (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020/21). The Cavaliers won five titles in a row in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

William Byrd won championships in 2007, 2013, 2014 and 2016 and former league member Rockbridge County captured the title in 2015.

FCHS, a past district golf champion in three districts (Roanoke Valley, Western Valley and Piedmont) has two second-place finishes in the Blue Ridge District to its credit.

Lord Botetourt won this year’s title by 114 strokes, 1,298 to FCHS’s 1,412.

Northside (1,438) was third, followed by William Byrd (1,595) and Staunton River (1,752).

Lord Botetourt’s Samir Davidov clinched his second straight district championship. He and FCHS senior Cutter Harvey tied for medalist accolades Wednesday, each with a 3-under-par 69.

Other counting scores for the Cavaliers were posted by Ashton Harper (71), Jake Koffman (75) and Kaitlyn Mosdell (86).

Other counting scores for the Eagles were carded by Brayden Walmsley (77), Sam Fansler (86) and Chase Bower (93).

Counting scores for Northside were shot by Nick Crawford (77), Michael Pankey (78), Peyton Spangler (79) and Charlie Wright (85).

Counting scores for William Byrd were shot by Griffin Horacek (85), Chris Blankenship (88), Kendrick South (89) and Evan Mullen (91).

Counting scores for Staunton River were shot by Owen Simmons (77), Jon Ball (88), Solomon Hines (117) and Justin Mayhew (122).

Harper, Mosdell and Koffman finished second, fourth and fifth in the cumulative individual standings.

Harvey, Walmsley and Fansler were ranked third, sixth and eight.

Spangler and Crawford were seventh and ninth and Simmons was 10th.

Regional tournament play is next in Class 6 for FCHS and Class 3 for Lord Botetourt, Northside, William Byrd and Staunton River.

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