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Comets golfers edge Tunstall

It came by the most narrow of margins, but the Halifax County High School golf team’s win over Tunstall High School Wednesday at Green’s Folly Golf Course was a win nonetheless.

The Comets varsity “A” team edged Tunstall High School 153-154 in the nine-hole match, with Tunstall pulling off a 132-134 in a matchup of the two schools’ “B” teams.

“You’re always happy to pull out a win,” said Comets Head Coach David Graham.

“The guys are playing solid and are working hard. We’ve just got to cut down on the mental mistakes and finish strong. If everyone can finish strong, we have a good shot at winning.” 

Halifax County High School got good rounds with a round of 37 from Joey Gasperini and a round of 38 from both Peter Gasperini and Ryan Green. Josh Irby’s round of 40 and a round of 45 from Chase Oakes also counted toward the team total. Tyler Holt’s round of 49 did not count toward the team total as the five best scores from each team were counted.

Tunstall High School’s David Gibson earned medalist honors with his round of 36. Rounds by Eric Squier (37), Corey Dillion (39), Chandler Wilkins (42) and Bryant Cook (43) also counted toward the Trojans’ team total.

In the contest between the “B” teams, a contest in which the three best scores were counted, the Comets counted a round of 43 from Ryan Powell, a round of 45 from Chase Wilkerson and a round of 46 from Alex Tepper.

Tunstall High School got a round of 42 from Will McCraw and rounds of 45 from Katie Pritchett and Christian Rutledge to take the win.

The Comets jayvee team was in action yesterday in Rocky Mount. On Tuesday, the Comets varsity team will travel to Lynchburg to face E.C. Glass and their fellow Western Valley District schools in a match at Colonial Hills Country Club in Lynchburg. Tee time is 2 p.m.



Halifax County “A” Team – 153

Peter Gasperini – 38

Joey Gasperini – 37

Tyler Holt – 49

Josh Irby – 40

Ryan Green – 38

Chase Oakes – 45


Tunstall High School “A” Team – 154

Eric Squier – 37

David Gibson – 36

Corey Dillion – 39

Chandler Wilkins – 42

Bryant Cook – 43

Andrew Moore – 44


Tunstall High School “B” Team – 132

Katie Pritchett – 45

Grant Cassada – 47

Will McCraw – 42

Christain Rutledge – 45


Halifax County “B” Team – 134

Alex Tepper – 46

Ryan Powell – 43

Chase Wilkerson – 45

Hunter Watts - 53