By Nick Nunn staff writer
The Morgan County High School golf teams took on Walnut Grove and Oconee County last week in preparation for the upcoming region competitions, which will be on Monday, April 14 for the girls’ teams and April 22 for the boys’ teams.
The teams traveled to the Cedar Lake Golf Course in Loganville to take on Walnut Grove last Wednesday, April 2. The Morgan County girls lost by a single stroke against Walnut Grove. Mary Clark Ferguson shot low for the Morgan County girls with a score of 46. Hayden Massey came in next with a 52, and Shelby Kichen rounded off the girls with a 56.
The Morgan County boys also narrowly lost to Walnut Grove 190-188. Levi Ewing led the boys with a 43, while Dillon Jaynes, Clayton Gasaway, and Dylan Martin shooting scores of 47, 48, and 52, respectively.
Last Thursday, April 3, the Morgan County golf teams took on Oconee County at the Athens Country Club, with the girls losing to the Warriors 170-168, but the boys came out on top of Oconee County 162-163.
Against Oconee, Hayden Massey shot a low of 55, Mary Clark Ferguson hit a 56 for Morgan County, and Shelby Kichen shot a 59.
The Morgan County boys took the win over Oconee County with Eamon Owen shooting a low of 38, while both Baylie Fowler and Carson Womack each shot 41. Gregory Pecore and Zack Webb both hit a score of 43 during the match.
The MCHS teams were set to play in at Jennings Mill in an Oglethorpe County tournament on Monday, but the tournament was called off due to rain.
This Saturday, the boys will compete in a tournament in Warner Robbins, and the girls will be at Double Oaks next Monday, April 14, to compete in the girls’ 8-AAA region competition. Following the girls’ region competition next Monday, both Morgan County teams will take on Franklin County at Highland Walk next Tuesday, April 15. The Morgan County boys will return to Highland Walk one week later, on April 22, to compete in the boys’ 8-AAA region competition.