Jackson County boys’ golf, for the third straight time, tied their own school record capping off a nearly flawless regular season campaign losing only one match.
The Panther golf team (16-1) shot a 155 beating East Jackson and Hart County by double digits. The team was led by Thomas Whitley, who shot a 36. Sophomore York Delloyd was not far behind with a 38.
For lone senior Jared Scott, this match had a little more meaning — it was his last regular season match as a Panther. He ended the match by shooting a 40.
“It was a very emotional match for me,” Scott said.
Scott was a part of a three-record setting teams. In a three-year span, the Panther golf team has lost nine matches while winning over 120. Last year, they broke the record for the best regional tournament performance that was set Scott's sophomore year.
“To go out like this and tie the record, it was a great last one,” Scott said.
But his send-off is not complete. Coach Warren Standridge has other plans. He wants to break one more school record.
“We want to make it to state,” Standridge said before the match. “It would be a great send-off for him [Scott].”
According to Standridge, the Panther golf team is in the thick of things. If they shoot a 310, which is what they have shot in the past two matches combined, it should be enough to make it.
“It would be a dream to make it, but we still have some work to do,” Scott said.
The Panther golf team will play in the regional tournament Tues. morning at Traditions of Braselton.