By R. Alan Richardson
According to Coach Josh Reeves, “The boys’ and girls’ golf teams played at Double Oaks against Madison County last Monday on a day that was not the most ideal for golf unless you are across the pond somewhere. The wind was strong and cold and the players all had to make adjustments to play well. As a team, the boys won by four strokes with senior Levi Ewing leading the way with a 41. The girls played well but lost by six with Savannah Ross and Maggie Massey shooting a 51 and freshman Paige Carroll shooting a 54.”
Back home at Hard Labor Creek, the boys picked up another victory on Tuesday against region opponent Jackson County. Ewing once again led the way with a 42 for the boys followed by Bailey Smith with a 45. The girls earned a tie in the match.
The highlight of the day was an eagle three on the par five number 13 hole at HLC by Massey. Coach Pam Hooten described it like this, “Maggie was about 120 yards out in the low area leading up to the elevated green so she really couldn’t see what happened on the green. There was a group playing ahead of her standing on the tee box at the par three number 14 hole. After the shot hit the green, the group on 14 erupted and was cheering and hollering but she still didn’t know it went in until she took it out of the cup.” Not only did Massey eagle the hole, she shot a team low score on the season with a 45 for the nine hole competition.
Reeves again commented, “Both teams are working on lowering their overall team scores as we move toward the region tournaments in April. Many players have posted their all-time best rounds in recent days and everyone is making great individual progress which helps our team shoot lower scores.”