CHESTERFIELD — Franklin County posted five scores in the low 80s, four of which counted in its team total, Monday and finished in a three-way tie for sixth place Monday in the 13-team Lake Chesdin High School Invitational.
The Eagles, who were making their sixth straight appearance in the tournament, now in its eighth year, finished in a deadlock with Matoaca and Monacan, each with a 326 score.
FCHS and Matoaca are past champions in this tournament. Also, FCHS has placed fourth twice, fifth twice and sixth once.
Cutter Harvey led the Eagles with an 80 and they also counted scores by Timmy Massey (81), Sam Fansler (82) and Luke Pasley (83).
The scores turned in by Brayden Walmsley (83) and Evan Hahn (91) did not factor into the Eagles’ total.
Fansler, a freshman, was making his varsity debut.
Midlothian, a year removed from an appearance in the Class 4 state tournament. captured top team honors with a 310.
Four-time reigning Class 5 state champion Deep Run (317) placed second, failing in its bid to win the tournament for a third straight year.
Douglas Freeman (319), a year removed from an appearance in the Class 5 state tournament, finished third, followed by Cosby (323) and James River-Midlothian (325).
The Titans and the Rapids, both of whom competed in the Class 6 state tournament last year, are Region A rivals of the Eagles.
Mills Godwin (332) came in ninth, followed by host Manchester (344), Clover Hill (346), Maggie Walker (359) and Powhatan (359).
Charlie Kennedy of Mills Godwin shot a 69 to claim medalist laurels.
Brian Polinchock of Cosby, Ester Choi of Midlothian and Brint Hardison of Deep Run tied for second, each with a 72.
Sixteen golfers broke 80.
FCHS was scheduled to open Blue Ridge District play Tuesday at The Westlake Golf and Country Club in Hardy.
The Eagles were making their league debut after competing in the Piedmont District for the past six years. They left the league as its two-time champion.
After three rounds this season, FCHS has a 323.7 scoring average.