- Last Updated on 08:28 AM 10/16/13
- BY Joe Chandler
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.