In their first-ever season, thee Seahawks boys varsity golf team ran its record to 7-1.
After sweeping their first match Aug. 23 at Hilaman Golf Course in Tallahassee, downing Wakulla and John Paul 11, the boys faced a a much longer and tougher course in their second match, August 24 at Southwood in Tallahassee, where the district competition will be held in October.
Still, the boys managed a victory, scoring 186, to top John Paul II’s 200, Florida High’s 201, and a Godby forfeit.
Justice Jones, a homeschooled sixth grader, led the team with 43, followed by freshman Cale Barber’s 45, freshman Tyler Rainwater’s 47, freshman Schuyler Donahoe’s 51, freshman Tommy Gragg’s 52, and junior Chance White’s 62.
“I’m proud of the team's improvement in scores,” said coach David Walker. “Overall play was consistent on a tough layout.”
The Seahawk boys met their first defeat in their third match, Aug. 30 at Jefferson Country Club in Monticello.
The team’s 183 stroke total, bested Madison by three strokes, but was 30 strokes short of winner Aucilla Christian’s 153.
“Aucilla seems to be one of the teams in our district to aspire to beat, with several solid golfers with only one senior,” said Walker. “A young lady golfer for them shot an even par 36.”
Both Jones and Rainwater shot personal bests, with Jones leading the team with 41, and Rainwater close behind with 42. Barber shot a 49, Gragg 51, Donahoe 53, and White did not play.
The Sept. 1 match with Perry and Maclay was cancelled due Tropical Storm Hermine. The next match was slated for Tuesday, Sept 6. at St. James Bay vs. Rickards.