Knights feature four returners
Buckingham County High School’s 2018 varsity golf squad includes the minimum number of players to play competitively, but all four team members bring experience as returners.
Representing the Knights are senior Peyton Taylor, juniors Trevor Kelly and Darian Lipscomb and sophomore Matthew Davis.
Through its first six events of the season, Buckingham compiled a record of 3-9, earning two wins over Prince Edward County High School and one win over Cumberland County High School.
Knights Head Coach Tim Hoag affirmed that it is still difficult to form a Buckingham team out of athletes who are dedicated golfers because other sports in the county remain quite popular. But though golf is not a year-round sport for Buckingham’s team members, Hoag still sees the potential for them to grow and produce solid play on the links.
Going in chronological order through the Knights’ first five events this season, they produced team scores of 212, 212, 216, 217 and 213.
“I still think they’re all capable of shooting around 200 as a team,” Hoag said of his players on Aug. 23. “There really should be no reason why we shouldn’t shoot 200 this year, but it means all four of them have to really do close to their best. They’ve all shot in the 40s at times, individually, but we’ve never had it as a team that way.”
Buckingham produced its best score yet Tuesday, shooting a 202.
After Thursday’s match, the Knights return to action Sept. 6.