Gage Morrison carded a 50 and Austin Watters had a 54 last Tuesday to lead the Moore County High School boys golf team at Pebble Creek in Fayetteville (formerly the Fayetteville Country Club).
Their scores were not quite low enough to overcome the 47 and 48 fired by Fayetteville City’s Luke West and Will Clark, respectively, as the host Tigers claimed the win in the three-way match between MCHS, Fayetteville and Huntland on Sept. 2.
Fayetteville finished with 218. Moore County came in at 228, just two strokes better than Huntland’s 230.
“We didn’t play that well,” said Moore County coach Jason Deal. “It was a new course (to us) that had a lot of out of bounds (areas) and our kids weren’t really used to it. We just didn’t play well.”
Behind Morrison and Waters, Montana Driver shot a 58 and Tanner Womble finished with a 63 for the Raiders. Morrison said he’d played the course before, but had trouble with his driver and the up and down terrain.
“It’s a decent course. It’s really hilly,” Morrison said. “I struggled off the tee a little bit.”
Heath Jeffries added a 61 for City, while teammate Nick McGee shot a 62.
Huntland was led by Evan Dickey’s 54 and a 55 by Tayler Cates. Landon Morgan (58) and Will Rector (63) were the other two scores for the Hornets.
The girls match was won by Fayetteville’s Kaytlyn Punkett with a 54. Moore County junior Emily Powell fired a 64 to finish second, while Moore County’s Breanna Woosely (69) was third.
Moore County was scheduled to play in the district tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Henry Horton State Park.