Corkery shoots six under to win BRD title

William Byrd sophomore Bryce Corkery is the Blue Ridge
District individual golf medalist. PHOTO BY BRIAN HOFFMAN

William Byrd sophomore Bryce Corkery scorched the Blue Hills golf course with a round of six under par Tuesday to win the Blue Ridge District individual championship going away.

Corkery’s only competition going into Tuesday final round was Brett Pennington of Lord Botetourt. Pennington shot an even par 71 for the second best round of the day, but Corkery’s 65 was not only the best round on Tuesday, but the lowest score of the entire five match tournament.

Bryce finished the season with 131 points in the Blue Ridge District point system. Pennington was second with 120 and Northside’s Nick Underwood was far behind with 86.5.

Corkery finished seven over par for the entire 90 holes, with each of the five district teams hosting one match. He shot 72 at the Botetourt Golf & Swim Club, 73 at Ole Monterey, 77 at Hanging Rock, 77 at Westlake and 65 at Byrd’s home course, Blue Hills. He had the low score of the day twice, at Ole Monterey and Blue Hills. Pennington was low at Botetourt with a 72 and tied Northside’s Gavin Linden for low at Westlake with 76 last Thursday. Underwood had the best score at Hanging Rock, a 75.

Lord Botetourt won the team championship, winning all five rounds to finish with 1,601. Staunton River was second at 1,662, followed by Byrd at 1,733. Northside finished at 1,758 and William Fleming brought up the rear at 2,154.

Tuesday at Blue Hills the Terriers had the second best round of the day with a 326, their best showing of the season. After Corkery, Gavin Mullen shot an 80, Grayson Nunley had 90 and Beem Sareekum had a 91.

Individually, Mullen was 12th overall in the BRD standings. Sareekum was 16th, Nunley was 17th, John Catron was 24th and Mason Stanley was 25th.

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