Wildcat golfers still working to improve

The Fort Payne High School golf team has seen some mixed results on the links since returning from spring break.

The team carded their highest 9-hole score of the year at 175 in a tri-match against Scottsboro and Arab back on April 7.

“We just didn’t play well,” Fort Payne head coach Nathan Wehunt said. “I guess it was rust from the long layoff, but we have to get back to the way we were playing before the break.”

The team then traveled to Oneonta last Monday and Tuesday for the Tom Bell Memorial Classic where they were plagued again by rough holes.

“Overall we played decently but just couldn’t finish,” Wehunt said. “Several players posted big numbers on certain holes which ruined their round. We had a 10 on a par-4 and eight on a par-3. We’ve got to eliminate those problems.”

Dawson Garrett shot 71 and 74 over both days of the 36-hole tournament to finish 12th in 94-man field and lead the Wildcats.

Harrison Davis shot 78 and 80, Dylan Evans carded a 79 and 83 and both Alex Mitchell and Jack Barker scored 90s followed by an 86 at Limestone Springs Golf Course in Oneonta.

Last Thursday the Wildcats saw their entire roster shoot well in a tri-match Valley Head and Crossville that Fort Payne hosted at the DeSoto Country Club.

With Davis playing in a tournament in Atlanta that day, the Wildcats managed to shoot their lowest 9-hole round of the year thus far with a score of 148.

Garrett led the team again shooting a 1-under par 35 for the round.

Evans was a stroke behind Garrett’s pace at 36 and Mitchell carded a 37.

Barker scored a 40, Preston Neeley shot 44 and Sebastian Burt finished with a 42-shot round.

Fort Payne’s Alexis Chambers was the girls’ division leading scorer with a 1-over par 37 for the day.

Both the boys’ and girls’ teams will tee off again today in a match with Scottsboro that Fort Payne will host at Terrapin Hills Country Club at 3 p.m.

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