The Mountain Valley Conference slate of golf matches started this week with all eight conference teams competing at Silo Run Golf Course in Boonville on Monday.
The top six teams were separated by just 13 strokes with Starmount winning on its home course with a team score of 156. Wilkes Central finished six shots back at 162, Elkin placed third with a 163, East Wilkes was fourth, shooting 167 and Ashe was fifth with a team score of 168.
Alleghany (169) was sixth, West Wilkes (192) placed seventh and North Wilkes (212) was eighth.
Starmount’s Nick Gunnel had the best individual round, shooting a 35. Chandler Metz of Wilkes Central and Elkin’s Harrison Hall both finished just one shot back. Andrew Cheek from West Wilkes and Zach Caudill from Wilkes Central both finished three shots back.
Abel Warner and Ethan Warner had Ashe’s top rounds with both shooting a 40, five shots off the leader. Zach Lawrence finished with a 42, Jacob Worley shot 46, Brandon Badger finished with 51 and Caleb Carter also shot a 51.
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