By Nick Nunn staff writer
The Morgan County High School (MCHS) golf teams faced rainy and windy weather conditions during matches last week at Hard Labor Creek and Mossy Creek in Cleveland. Last Tuesday, March 25, the Morgan County teams took on Madison County at Hard Labor Creek. The Morgan County girls defeated Madison County 157 to 165 and the Morgan boys also won 179 to 205. Mary Clark Ferguson and Shelby Kinchen led the team with scores of 53, and Hayden Massey scored a 59 during the round. Gregory Pecore led for the boys with a 42, while Eamon Owen, Carson Womack and Zack Webb scored 44, 45, and 48, respectively.
The teams played against Greene County and Social Circle at the Harbor Club golf course on Thursday, March 27, with the girls losing to Social Circle 171 to 151 but the boys winning over both Social Circle and Greene County. Morgan County’s boys earned a 166 as a team, while Social Circle took a 198 and Greene County posted a 221. Eamon Owen shot a 35, one below par, for the match, Carson Womack had a 42, Zack Webb earned a 43, and both Gregory Pecore and Levi Ewing had a 46.
The Morgan County boys also competed in a tournament at Mossy Creek golf course in Cleveland on Saturday, March 29. Out of 27 teams, Morgan County came in seventh with a total score of 325 for the 18-hole tournament. Peachtree Ridge won the tournament with a score of 295. Owen led the team with a 76, while Baylie Fowler, Pecore, and Webb posted scores of 82, 83, and 84, respectively. “This was a boys tour only and it rained off and on all day,” said MCHS Golf Coach Tom Duff.
“The course was new to the boys and the greens, while in good shape, were different.” “Eamon’s 76 put him in 17th place out of 139 players. It was a good day for the boys as they look forward to two matches this week and getting closer to the region playoffs.” Wednesday, the teams played against Walnut Grove at the Cedar Lake Golf Club in Loganville, and today, April 3, the teams will play against Oconee County at the Athens Country Club.