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Gasperini sixth after first round

Halifax County High School senior Joey Gasperini said he would like to finish in the top 10 among individual players in the Virginia High School League Division 5 state golf tournament which opened Monday at Meadowbrook Country Club in Richmond.

Gasperini was in good position to accomplish that goal, standing in sixth place after Monday’s opening round with his round of 79 on the par-71 course.

Lyberty Anderson, a senior from Manchester High School, shot a one-under-par 70 in Monday’s first round and entered yesterday’s final round with a 1-stroke lead in the individual competition.

Anderson, who carded the only sub-par round on the opening day, won last year’s VHSL Group AAA state championship and is a member of Meadowbrook Country Club. 

She won the RWGA (Richmond Women’s Golf Association) city championship at Meadowbrook in June.

In the team competition, Motoaca High School carded five scores under 80, turned in a team total of 306 and entered yesterday’s final round with a six-stroke lead over Deep Run High School.

Briar Woods High School was in third place, 10 shots down to Deep Run High School and Thomas Jefferson High School of Alexandria was in fourth place, five shots behind Briar Woods High School.



Team scores: Matoaca 306, Deep Run 312, Briar Woods 322, Thomas Jefferson (Alexandria) 327

Matoaca - 306

Samuel Smith 72

Davis Topping 77 

Peyton Broach 78 

Paul Harris 79 

Matthew Padgett 79

Deep Run - 312 

Adam Hade 74 

Joey Jordan 78 

Thomas Kowal 80 

Will Babcock 80

Briar Woods - 322 

Brandon Yoon 75 

Joe Corlett 79 

Ryan Frick 83 

Clay Rosales 85

Thomas Jefferson (Alexandria) – 327

Nathan Chuwait 71 

Julie Luo 76 

Millen Anand 88 

Chris Prak 92 

Individuals: Lyberty Anderson (Manchester) 70, Mark Lawrence Jr. (Mills Godwin) 73, Jason Guintu (Potomac Falls) 76, Abby Portyrata (Clover Hill) 77, J.P. DeFranco (Wakefield) 78, Joey Gasperini (Halifax) 79, Henry Reaume (Kellam) 79, Demitri Keopradit (Lee) 80, Chris Angelelli (Princess Anne) 84, Johan Faxner (Kempsville) 85, Tyler Spears (Lee) 85, Zack Napier (Patrick Henry) 87.