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Raiders compete in fifth conference match at Whispering Pines

ROSports File Photo: Senior Chandler Orr helped the Raiders shoot a 432 on Monday.
Deon Cranford — The Richmond Observer.

WHISPERING PINES — The Richmond Senior High School golf team competed in its fifth match of the season at Whispering Pines Golf Club on Monday.

Shooting their second 18-hole round of the spring, the Raiders finished with a team score of 432.

Pinecrest High School won the match with a score of 294, followed by Lee County (378), Union Pines (380), Hoke County (391) and Scotland (415).

After shooting their best team total of the season last week, the Raiders dropped a little bit and were without senior Ethan Brown on Monday. 

Consistently in the top two of Richmond’s score card all year, Brown had to withdraw due to an illness.

Junior Ayden Mabe led the Raiders with a 92, posting a 43 on the front nine and a 49 on the back nine. That score was his personal best in an 18-hole match this year.


Senior Chandler Orr was next on the scorecard with a 105 (54, 51), followed by junior Lane Richardson (62, 55). Each of those golfers managed to improve their season scores, too.

Richmond’s final qualifying score came from senior David O’Neal, who shot a 118 (57, 61). Also competing for the Raiders was fellow senior Caleb Talton, who ended his round with a 123 (61, 62).

“Tough course up at Whispering Pines,” head coach Keith Parsons said. “All our guys did their best and hung in despite the conditions. I hate Ethan was unable to finish, since he has been one of our leaders all season. He is feeling better and should be good to go for the final match.  

“Ayden had another great round, and Chandler and Lane bounced back with better scores. We have a week off for Spring Break, then we are back at it at Pinehurst.”

The Richmond golf team will return to action for its final regular season match after Spring Break on April 25. The 18-hole round will be played at Pinehurst No. 6.

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Kyle Pillar is a 22-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on X @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.