Warriors golf regains city title

Published 10:36 pm Friday, August 30, 2019

With a win over King’s Fork Thursday, Nansemond River took the 2019 city title.

Playing at Sleepy Hole Golf Course, Nansemond River came away with a 353-396 win. Two weeks ago, the Warriors topped Lakeland, giving them a 2-0 record over their Suffolk counterparts.

The Warriors were the reigning city champions before the Bulldogs took the crown in 2018. However, Nansemond River was able to swing things back its way this season.

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“We played well,” Warriors coach Brandon Frye said. “Sam (Wolfe) had a really nice day he had played one of his best rounds out there at Sleepy Hole.”

Wolfe was the medalist with a 74.

Nansemond River went 2-1 in its matches this week, and still hope to qualify for regionals. The Warriors feel like they are on the right track to do so.

“We still want to qualify for regionals, and I’m pretty confident we’ll be able to do that,” Frye said. “The season is going about how I thought it would at this point, and we just want to keep getting better.”

Nansemond River has some big matches coming up as it will face Great Bridge and Western Branch, teams the Warriors haven’t beaten since Frye has been coach. They are looking forward to seeing what they can achieve in those final two regular season matches.

“I think if we play well, we have a chance in both of those matches,” Frye said. “It’s a good thing for us to have these two matchups heading into regionals because we are going to need to be at our best if we want to win.”

Nansemond River will take on Great Bridge Sep. 9. King’s Fork will look to bounce back against Lakeland Sep. 9 at Nansemond River Golf Course.