Alex Hamrick match Casingal's 70, earning the Class AA medalist honor and edging teammate Travis Covert by a single shot. The Dots' David Scragg placed fourth with a 75 to round out a great team effort.
Longtime coach Doug Smith is leaving no doubt about the Dots' aim next week.
"Like I told them last year up there when they gave me that runner-up trophy, 'I don't want that thing, I want the other one you're holding,'" Smith said. "I hate being second.
"I want to win the big trophy so the kids are rewarded for what they've done."
Sissonville's Taylor Schmeck finished sixth after shooting a 77 and took the first individual qualifying spot in Class AA. Chapmanville's Jake Workman defeated Nicholas County's Drew Ward with a par on the first playoff hole to claim the other berth after the two shot matching 79s.
In Class A, Williamstown's Cody Rhyne finished fourth with a 74 and Parkersburg Catholic's Ben Collie tied for fifth with a 76 as each punched a ticket to the state tournament.
Nicholas County, Wayne and Mingo Central rounded out the top five in the Class AA standings while Williamstown, Parkersburg Catholic and St. Joseph completed the Class A top five. For results, see Page 2B.
The Class AAA portion of Region 4 was also held on Monday at Twin Silos in Lavalette.
Huntington's Thomas Frazier shot a low round of 69 as the Highlanders shot a combined 231 and earned the team title, beating Cabell Midland by a single stroke. Logan, Hurricane and Spring Valley rounded out the top five.
Logan's Sam Corns and Hurricane's Andrew Brooks picked up the individual qualifying spots after both bogeyed on the third playoff hole and Point Pleasant's Denver Thomas made an 8. For results, see Page 2B.
The Class AAA Region 3 tournament will be held at 8:30 today at Berry Hills Country Club.
Capital, George Washington Riverside, South Charleston, Greenbrier East, Oak Hill, Princeton, Ripley, Shady Spring and Woodrow Wilson all compete for berths into the state tournament.
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