The William Byrd golfers played host to the five Blue Ridge District teams on Tuesday and the Terriers had their best team score of the season with a 327. Byrd finished fourth overall as Lord Botetourt widened its team lead after three rounds.
Botetourt shot a four-player total of 291 to win the round with Northside second at 310. The Cavaliers had a 14 stroke lead coming into the match but that more than doubled as now LB is up by 33 strokes over the Vikings. Franklin County shot 303 to hold onto third overall and Byrd is fourth, 16 strokes behind the Eagles and 81 behind Lord Botetourt.
Tuesday’s medalist at Blue Hills was Samir Davidov of LB, who shot one-under-par with a 70. Teammate Ashton Harper and Sam Fansler of Franklin County both shot even par as Harper held on the individual lead after three rounds.
Byrd’s best score on Tuesday was a 79 by Evan Mullen. Also scoring for the Terriers were Clayton Gilmore and Kendrick South at 81 each and Griffin Horacek with an 86. Madeline Cunningham had a season’s best 88 and Collin Murtaugh carded a 94 in his first match of the season.
The golfers are now off until next Tuesday, September 7, when they travel to Smith Mountain Lake for a round at Mariner’s Landing.