Ripley’s golf team continued their 2015 campaign with a pair of matches last week, including a dual match against North Adams and Whiteoak.
The Jays beat Whiteoak by six strokes but both teams trailed behind North Adams in the standings. The Green Devils shot a combined 174, 16 strokes ahead of Ripley and 22 ahead of Whiteoak.
Junior Dylan Phillips carded a 39 for Ripley, two strokes better than North Adams’ Patrick England and Bryant Lung, who each shot 41. Whiteoak was led by Jacob Burns, who shot an 11 over-par 46.
Two days later, the Jays hit the links again against Lynchburg. Phillips shot a two-over par 38 to earn medalist honors yet again and both teams combined to shoot a 195.
Zach Blankenship and Tennyson Cluff each shot a 43 to lead Lynchburg
Acording to Ripley coach Michael Scanlan, the Jays earned the win thanks to their fifth player. Since the teams finished tied, the fifth player’s score is counted to break the tie. Zach King shot a 71 and Lynchburg didn’t have a fifth player, so Ripley earned the win.
The victory improved the team’s record to 5-1 overall (3-1 Southern Hills Athletic Conference).
The Jays were back in action on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Hilltop Golf Course against Fairfield.