IT WASN’T a state-tournament showing, but a solid one nonetheless.
The Jefferson boys’ golf team shot a 336 at the region meet Monday at Traditions of Braselton Golf Club, missing out on state but ending the year on a positive note. The Dragons finished fifth in 8-AA.
“All four scores that counted for us were below the players’ average,” coach Tom Parker said. “That is all you can ask of an athlete – do better than you have all year on the day it counts. Granted it was not personal best for most them but it was a great score for each of them.”
Patrick Hilton and Josh Flowers both shot rounds of 82 to lead Jefferson. Jacob Price and Blair Cain both shot 86 to round out the scoring. “Although this year’s journey for the boys ends at region, we are still able to find great successes in this year,” Parker said.
“I am especially proud of how Jacob Price played as a freshman along with junior Blair Cain who had very little experience going into this season.”
Jefferson entered the match coming off a 163-177 loss to Buford in the Dragons’ regular season final at Double Oaks Golf Club. Price, Issac Kelly and Nick Stowe all carded rounds of 44, while Cain, Flowers and Hilton all shot 45.