Showing skill on regional links

Published 9:43 am Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The varsity golf teams for Buckingham County and Prince Edward County high schools did not produce any state-qualifying individual or team placements at their respective regional tournaments last week, but they demonstrated skills honed over the course of the season and inspired hope for the future.

The Knights placed ninth out of 13 teams competing in the Class 2 Region C tournament Sept. 26 at Ashley Plantation Country Club in Daleville.

“We shot 406 as a team, which improved from 439 at The Manor (Golf Club),” Buckingham Head Coach Tim Hoag said, comparing his team’s performance with its play in the district tourney at The Manor.

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He said regionals took place on a hot day and on a long course with lots of hills, but his golfers produced good performances.

Junior Peyton Taylor shot a season-best 90, sophomore Mason Ballowe recorded a 104, sophomore Trevor Kelly generated a 105, freshman Matthew Davis registered a 107 and sophomore Darian Lipscomb notched a 115.

“They all had a great time, and I thought they represented themselves well,” Hoag said.

Prince Edward placed 12th out of 12 teams at the Class 2 Region A tourney Sept. 26 at Kinderton Country Club in Clarksville.

Eagles Head Coach Michael Weaver said, “We had kind of a rough day. We’re young.”

He indicated the rules used were quite strict; players competed without a stroke limit.

Eagles senior Mark Stanley shot a team-best score of 108.