Madison County’s golf teams managed little luck against both the elements and Elbert County Monday.
The boys’ and girls’ teams both lost on a blustery day at Sunrise Golf Course.
On the boys’ side, just two Raider golfers shot 50 or below as the team lost 163-206 to the Blue Devils.
Lee Morgan shot a 48 and Alex Faulkner carded a 50.
Boys’ coach Chris Smith said he started several of his younger players.
“It didn’t hurt playing them and getting them experience because they’re all back next year," he said.
The windy, cold weather was somewhat a factor in the team’s score, Smith said, noting that many on the roster haven’t played in those conditions.
“A lot of it was mental,” he said.
The coach did notice one improvement from his team.
“We picked up our play; we played a lot faster,” Smith said.
Madison County played Wednesday against Banks County (results weren’t available at press time), and has just two regular season matches remaining before the 8-AAAA tournament. The Raiders won’t make up the rained-out Madison County Invitational from March 28.
On the girls’ side, the Lady Raiders lost 96-104, with Cortney Boggs leading Madison County with a 49.
Kelsey Hochstetler added a 55.
Lady Raider coach Doug Kesler noted that his team was still a bit rusty upon its return from spring break.
Of course, windy conditions didn’t help matters.
“It was brutal,” Kesler said. “It was tough. Of course, their girls (Elbert County) had to play in the same thing.”
Madison County played Banks County Wednesday at Hammers Glenn (results weren’t available at press time) and has a Tuesday match with North Oconee at Lane Creek. An April 15 matchup with East Jackson at Double Oaks near Commerce follows as the Lady Raiders gear up for the Region 8-AAAA tournament.
“So we’re playing on three pretty nice courses,” Kesler said.