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Jamestown falls short of returning to state team golf tourney, but two Eagles, two Lafayette Rams qualify

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In the Group 4A East regional on Naval Air Station Oceana’s Tomcat Course, Jamestown wasn’t able to notch its third consecutive trip to the state tournament, placing third Wednesday.

Great Bridge took first place and Monacan second to earn spots in the four-team state field, which will include two West squads.

But the Eagles’ Triston Buckley (5-over-par 77) and William Bell (78) acquired indvidual berths to state, set for Glenrochie Golf Course in Abingdon Oct. 12-13. Lafayette players Tawni Hatcher and Preston Ruescher grabbed individual state berths and all-region honors by shooting 79, and they led the Rams to fourth place. ...

In the 5A South regional at The Hamptons, Gloucester placed fourth, two shots short of a state bid. Deep Run and its top golfer, Adam Hade, took top honors. Fifteenth-place Hunter Martin of Gloucester was the top Peninsula golfer, shooting 161 for 36 holes. ...

In the 2A East regional at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, Bruton’s Sam Carr gained a state berth by placing 11th at 10-over 82 and winning a tiebreaker.

In the team standings, Bruton was seventh, Robert E. Lee of Staunton first. Lee’s Thomas Otteni won the medal at 75.

The state 2A tournament is Oct. 12-13 at Golden Eagle, in Irvington. ...

In the 6A South regional, at Magnolia Green in Chesterfield County, Cosby’s Rob Witherspoon won the medal with a 1-under 71.

Field hockey:

Erin Malone scored a goal and Liv Lilygren added an assist to lead Grafton to a 1-0 overtime victory against Lakeland. ...

Smithfield beat Jamestown 3-0 as Libby Darden and Anna Claire Stewart had a goal and an assist apiece.

Girls cross country:

Maya Caden won with a time of 20:18 as her Grafton team defeated Jamestown 19-40 and Bruton 19-34. ...

Gloucester defeated Woodside and Kecoughtan to win a meet.

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