Sturgill shoots 79 overall at Creekside, Elks

By Kevin Colley - [email protected]

In sports, all a coach can ask for is improvement out of his or her unit.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Portsmouth Trojans continued to make strides as a unit, and, behind the play of Jack Workman, who competed in his first matches of the year as a Portsmouth golfing hand, were able to collect scores of 204 and 209 against Fairland and Waverly in two nine-hole matches at Creekside Golf Course in Lavalette, W. Va. and at the Elks Country Club in McDermott on back-to-back days.

William Sturgill, who has been a leader for Portsmouth throughout the course of his playing days as a Trojan, continued to head the charge on both days as Sturgill shot a strong 37 to finish as the match medalist against OVC foe Fairland. Sturgill’s 37 edged the Dragons’ Mikhail Auxier by one stroke (38). Fairland’s Clayton Thomas (40) joined the aforementioned duo in the 40 and under club.

Katy Pertuset, who has proven to solidify her slot as the No. 2 overall golfer in the PHS rotation, collected a 53 to edge Aiden Donges by one stroke, while Workman closed out the Trojans’ efforts with a 60.

Against Waverly, Sturgill again led the charge as Portsmouth’s ace golfer collected a 42 to finish fourth behind Waverly’s Conner Heffner (35), Talon Osborne (36), and Eric Heffner (39). Cole Robertson rounded out the top five with his stroke of 43.

After shooting a 53 on Tuesday, Pertuset came right back with another strong showing on Wednesday as her 51 tied Waverly’s Grant Lybrook for sixth place in the finishing order. Donges and Workman (58 apiece), along with the Tigers’ Ian Simonton (63), rounded out Wednesday’s field.

Tuesday (8/15)

Portsmouth at Fairland (Creekside Golf Course, Lavalette, W. Va.)

Fairland def. Portsmouth 172-204

Individual Scores (top three)

1. William Sturgill (Portsmouth) 37

2. Mikhail Auxier (Fairland) 38

3. Clayton Thomas (Fairland) 40

Remaining Portsmouth finishing order:

Katy Pertuset (Portsmouth) 53

Aiden Donges (Portsmouth) 54

Jack Workman (Portsmouth) 60

Waverly at Portsmouth (Elks CC, McDermott)

Waverly def. Portsmouth 153-209

Individual Scores (top three)

1. Conner Heffner (Waverly) 35

2. Talon Osborne (Waverly) 36

3. Eric Heffner (Waverly) 39

Portsmouth finishing order:

William Sturgill (Portsmouth) 42

Katy Pertuset (Portsmouth) 51

Aiden Donges (Portsmouth) 58

Jack Workman (Portsmouth) 58

By Kevin Colley

[email protected]

Reach Kevin Colley at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930 OR on Twitter @ColleyKevin7

Reach Kevin Colley at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930 OR on Twitter @ColleyKevin7