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Golf

  • Grayson golf course offers unique experiences, revamped over winter

    GRAYSON COUNTY -- Longview Golf Course is one of the quieter spots one could pick to hit the links, yet so many things about it scream its uniqueness. Its 18 holes are tucked away way back in the woodlands of Grayson County and offer golfers a sort of wilderness experience unavailable elsewhere.

    “We’re out in the country with plenty of wildlife,” said Owner Pat Davis in describing Longview. “You might see a bear, deer, coyote, squirrels or groundhog pass through while you’re playing – we have all sorts of critters.”

  • Alleghany third in six-team golf match

    WILKESBORO, N.C. -- Alleghany finished third in a six-team golf match played March 23 at Oakwoods Country Club in Wilkesboro, N.C.

    Wilkes Central had a combined score of 161 to claim first place, followed by Forbush 164, Alleghany 167, West Wilkes 192, Ashe County 195 and North Wilkes 204.

    Dylon Wooten of Alleghany and Zach Caudill of Wilkes Central tied for medalist honors with a 1-over-par 37. Tanner Rutherford of Alleghany finished with a 4-over-par 40.

  • Grayson golfer Jacob Vaughan wins medalist honors

    BLUEFIELD -- Graham won a Mountain Empire District golf match over three other opponents last Monday at Fincastle Country Club in Bluefield.

    The G-Men, playing on their home course, beat the Grayson County Blue Devils by two strokes, 173 to 175. The Galax Maroon Tide was third with a 186 and fourth place went to Fort Chiswell with a 200.

    Medalist honors went to Jacob Vaughan of Grayson County, who finished with a 5-over-par 40. Nipping at his heels were Austin Boyce of Graham and Dominic DiGiacomo of Galax, both with a 41.

  • Grayson's Vaughan excels at state golf tourney

    ABINGDON -- Grayson County Blue Devil golfer Jacob Vaughan finished eighth in the individual competition of the state Group 2-A golf tournament conducted last Monday and Tuesday at Glenrokie Country Club in Abingdon.

    Vaughan, a senior, the No. 1 golfer on the Blue Devil squad this season, fired a 7-over par 79 for his Monday round and came back with an 82 on Tuesday for a 161 total.

    The Grayson County team did not qualify for the tournament.

  • Grayson's Vaughan makes All Region team at 2A West Region golf tourney

    JONESVILLE -- Grayson County Blue Devil golfer Jacob Vaughan fired a 4-over-par 75 last Thursday to make the All-Region team at the 2A West Region golf tournament played at Cedar Hills Country Club in Jonesville.

    Coming with the honor was a spot in the 1A-2A state tournament to be played Oct. 13-14 at Glenrokie Country Club in Abingdon.

    Vaughan was congratulated after the tournament and presented a special medal in honor of making the team by Jeremy Pendergraft, the co-athletic director at Lee County High School. Lee County was the host school.

  • Grayson captures runner-up honors in final regular season golf match

    ABINGDON – The Grayson County Blue Devils finished second in their final regular season golf match played last Thursday at Glenrokie Country Club in Abingdon.

    Abingdon, playing on its home course, won the match with a team score of 164. The Blue Devils posted 180 points and Marion was third with a 194.

    Jacob Vaughan led the Blue Devils with a 3-over 38. Other players were Lakean Vaught, 42; Jason Halsey, 47; Vincent Benish, 52; Nick Nelson, 54; and Devin Reeves, 55.

  • Grayson, other area golf teams compete

    GALAX -- Four Mountain Empire District teams completed a marathon of matches last week, playing three times at different courses.

    In a match Sept. 15 at Blue Ridge Country Club in Galax, the Galax Maroon Tide won first place with a team score of 168. Graham placed second with 170; Grayson County third, 179; and Fort Chiswell fourth, 194.

    Jacob Vaughan of Grayson County and Dominic DiGiacoma of Galax were co-medalists, each shooting a 3-over-par 38.

    Other Galax players and their scores: Nick Sage 40, Kylie Hill 42; Aaron Osborne 48; Skyler Morgan 48;

  • Vaughan wins BRJGT event at River Course

    RADFORD –– Jacob Vaughan of Fries took first-place honors in the 16-18 age group as the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour made its stop recently at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech.

    Vaughan, a rising senior at Grayson County, carded three birdies during his round and shot 39 on each side to take the division with a 6-over-par 78. Vaughan held off Andrew Wilson of Princeton, W.Va. by one stroke while Gavin Hanks of Pulaski was two shots back in third.

  • Chambers finishes first, third in VSGA golf tournaments

    GALAX – Brad Chambers of Galax recently participated in two golf tournaments sponsored by the Virginia State Golf Association.

  • Rutherford wins college tournament in Alabama

    A former standout golfer for the Grayson County Blue Devils and now a member of the Catawba College team, Tyler Rutherford, recently won medalist honors in the Full Moon BBQ Invitational held in Calara, Ala.