THE JACKSON County boys’ golf team could have had a down year after losing five golfers off last year’s fifth-place team in the state. Instead, they’re making a return trip to the Class AAA tournament.
The Panthers will play Monday at Belle Meade Country Club in Thomson as one of only 16 teams in Class AAA left playing.
“That’s really an accomplishment,” coach Warren Standridge said. “I’m very proud of where we’re at.”
York Delloyd shot a 76 at last week’s sectional at Sunset Country Club in Moultrie as the Panthers finished eighth and qualified for state.
Jackson County played a practice round Saturday at Belle Meade, shooting a 323, “which is one of our lowest rounds of the year,” Standridge said.
Given the layout of Belle Meade, the coach said his team must be really accurate with its tee shots, iron play and get up and down on the greens Monday.
Standridge does have a goal in mind for this team, which has just one senior — Delloyd.
“Finishing in the top 12 would be awesome,” he said.