Lumpkin golf takes down Johnson and North Hall
The LCHS golf team enjoyed a successful week on the golf course when the Indians downed Johnson and the Lady Indians defeated Johnson and North Hall last week.
The team began the week when it traveled to Royal Lakes to tee off against Johnson High School on Wednesday, March 27.
The Indians went up against a depleted Johnson lineup during the match and took the opportunity to fine tune their games during the competition.
The Wood twins continued to shine for Lumpkin. Cooper Wood led the Indians with a round-low score of 41.
The Indians were able to earn a victory during the event due to Johnson not having enough golfers qualify for the match.
On the Lady Indians’ side, Ashlyn Burch once again displayed her skills on the links for Lumpkin in the early part of the season. Burch scored a team-low score of 44 to help the Lady Indians defeat Johnson.
The Lady Indians shot a team score of159, 13 strokes ahead of Johnson’s team score of 172.
The Lady Indians followed their strong performance at Royal Lakes against Johnson with an equally impressive performance when they traveled to Chattahoochee Golf Course to take on the North Hall Lady Trojans on Thursday, March 28, in a girls only match.
Although the Lady Indians weren’t able to pull out the victory over North Hall, Lumpkin’s golfers matched their team score of 159 versus Johnson during their match with the Lady Trojans.
North Hall won the match with a team score of 135.
Despite the loss, the Lady Indians showed consistency in their scores and displayed continued improvement in their short games.
Burch led the Lady Indians with a team-low score of 47. Burch has proven herself to be a leader for the Lady Indians to this point in the 2019 season.
Following behind Burch, Isabel Davenport finished the course at Chattahoochee with a score of 53 and Sara Bell finished the round with a score of 59 for the Lady Indians.
With wins by both the Indians and Lady Indians and the already evident improvement in each Lumpkin golfers’ game in the early stages of the 2019 season, the LCHS golf team appears prepared to have a solid season and to make a strong run towards qualifying for this season’s State tournament.
The Indians and Lady Indians will get back on the links after Spring Break when they take on East Hall at Chimneys on Wednesday, April 10. Tee off is scheduled for 3:45 p.m.