Northmont High School and Fairmont High School competed in the 2017 NorthFairMontMont FireBolt Cup today on the front 9 holes of Meadowbrook at Clayton Golf Course. Temperatures in the 90’s with low humidity made for fast and firm conditions which were ideal for low scores! The FireBolt Cup brings together the varsity and JV squads from both teams in a match play format. With six varsity players and six JV players squaring off for both schools, each match on the course was worth 1 point. This is the 8th annual rendition of the FireBolt Cup matches. In 2016, we decided that match play would be a more fun and exciting way to decide who takes home the coveted FireBolt Cup Trophy. After losing the cup in 2016 (11-1) Northmont was eager for the opportunity to play in this event.
Similar to the Ryder Cup and President’s Cup, if the matches resulted in a tie, then the team who won the cup the previous year would retain the trophy for the following year. That was just the scenario that played out today! As both teams finished play this evening, Northmont earned 6 team points and Fairmont earned 6 team points. This resulted in Fairmont retaining the Trophy. You can see individual results below. The competition was fierce all match long as players from both teams worked hard to secure valuable points for their teams. Hats off to the Fairmont Firebirds for keeping the trophy this year. Watch out for the Thunderbolts in 2018. We are eager to travel to Beavercreek Golf Club next September in hopes of bringing the traveling trophy back to Clayton!
Varsity Individual Match results:
Alec (Northmont) 1/2 and Luke (Fairmont) 1/2
David (Northmont) lost to Hunter (Fairmont) 1Up
Cole (Northmont) lost to Chris (Fairmont) 2 and 1
Noah (Northmont) lost to Logan (Fairmont) 2 and 1
Gavin (Northmont) defeated Matt (Fairmont) 4 and 3
Jackson (Northmont) defeated Ben (Fairmont) 3 and 2
Varsity Team results: Northmont 2.5 Fairmont 3.5
JV Individual Match results:
Brayden (Northmont) defeated Cameron (Fairmont) 4 and 3
Justus (Northmont) lost to Samuel (Fairmont) 1Up
Brendan (Northmont) 1/2 and Ryan (Fairmont) 1/2
Layne (Northmont) defeated Mitchel (Fairmont) 3 and 2
Reagan (Northmont) lost to Jaymes (Fairmont) 1Up
AJ (Northmont) defeated Peter (Fairmont)
JV Team results: Northmont 3.5 Fairmont 2.5
Combined Team Totals: Northmont 6 Fairmont 6 (Fairmont retains the 2017 FireBolt Cup due to winning the 2016 FireBolt Cup)
Thursday night was also senior night for the Thunderbolts Golf Team. Senior varsity member Cole Stephens was honored by his teammates and family prior to and after tonight’s match. Special thank you to Mrs. Stephens for organizing the reception following play this evening.
The Varsity Boys’ Golf Team is in action Thursday at the GWOC Championship hosted at Beechwood Golf Course. Tee time for that tournament is scheduled for 8:30 am. We will see you on the links! Go Bolts!