JAMES CITY - Jamestown came agonizingly close to returning to the state Group 4A golf championships, missing out on the field by a stroke Monday at Stonehouse Golf Club behind Great Bridge in the East Region competition.
Hanover won the regional with a 305 ahead of second-place Great Bridge's 311. Jamestown followed in third with a 312.
The Eagles will still send two golfers to states next week as individuals: freshman Kelly Salamy, the top individual qualifier with a 70, and senior William Bell, who shot 77.
Lafayette senior Jacob Smethurst also cracked the state field, shooting 77, and the Rams shot 345 as a team.
Salamy, Bell and Smethurst each earned all-region first-team honors, and Lafayette's Preston Ruescher (80) made the all-region second team.
Trevor Exton (82) and Bobby Dudeck (83) rounded out the top-four for Jamestown.
Low medalist and region Player of the Year honors went to Hanover's Ward Wilkinson, who shot 67 to anchor the Hawks.
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