Playing on a Chateau Elan course soaked with four days worth of rain, the Madison County girls’ golf team managed a water-logged 113-125 win over Loganville Tuesday.
Winder-Barrow also competed, but had just one player, so it didn’t record a team score.
“The course was still just soaking wet still,” coach Doug Kesler said.
Taylor Morgan led the team with a 55. Kelsey Hochstetler and Cortney Boggs both carded rounds of 58.
Megan Kesler (60) and Emmily Mann (63) also played, but their scores didn’t count.
“It’s a tough course,” Kesler said of Chateau Elan. “There’s a lot of trouble on that course.”
And soggy fairways didn’t help matters.
“You couldn’t hit behind the ball, you had to pretty much pick it clean,” Kesler said.
Chateau Elan is the site of this year’s region tournament, so the round was beneficial even though the wet conditions were less than ideal.
“It’s good to go up there and play a round,” Kesler said. “Hopefully, we’ll get to play there a couple more times.”
Madison County was slated to take on Class AAA defending champion Franklin County Wednesday (March 18) at home.
Results of that match weren’t available at press time.
The girls face North Oconee on Tuesday.
Conditions aren’t kind to Raider golfers
Inexperience paired with tough conditions made for a long afternoon Tuesday for the Madison County boys’ golf team.
The Raiders shot a 190, finishing last in a three-team meet at a Chateau Elan Course still drying out from four days of rainfall.
“It was very, very wet,” coach Chris Smith said. “You couldn’t get in behind the ball. You pretty much had to pick it clean.”
Winder-Barrow finished first with a 180, followed by Loganville, which shot a collective 185.
Madison County’s Jake Wilmont fired a 44, two strokes off the lead. Jacob Fleming carded a 47, the only other varsity Raider to shoot lower than 50.
However, in exhibition play, Nathan Bray shot a 44.
Madison County took on Franklin County Wednesday (results weren’t available at press time) and has a tentatively scheduled match with North Oconee Monday and another with Clarke Central Tuesday as a young team tries to overcome its inexperience.
“Maybe by the end of the season we might be able to get things going a little better,” Smith said.