Lumpkin golfers compete in Area Championship
The LCHS boys golf team’s 2019 season came to an end when the Indians fell short of qualifying for the GHSA State Golf Championship while competing in the Class AAA Area Championship hosted at Victoria Bryant Golf Course in Royston, Ga. on Monday, April 29.
The Indians finished the area event with a 10th place team finish out of the 13 competing schools. Lumpkin shot a team score of 386 during the event, falling 46 strokes shy of qualifying for the State championship.
The Indians would have had to shoot a team score of 340 or lower in order to have qualified for the State event.
Cannon Wood had a sensational day on the course at Victoria Bryant and led the Indians’ charge at the area championship. Wood shot an 87 through the 18 holes of golf.
Following right behind Wood was his brother Cooper Wood. Cooper finished the match four strokes behind his twin brother, recording a score of 91.
Blake Barrett showed off his skills on the golf course at the event to shoot the third lowest score for Lumpkin. Barrett shot a solid 103 through the 18-hole course.
The top four golfers for the Indians was rounded out by Dylan Pierce’s score of 105. The senior saved his best for last with a strong showing at the area championship.
Max Wohlpart and Jackson Root also competed at the event. Wohlpart shot a 112 and Root shot a 115.
With the Indians’ scores not being low enough to advance them to the State championship, the area championship was the final event for the LCHS boys golf team this season.
LCHS head golf coach Jeff Steele felt that his golfers could have done better at the area event, but was encouraged by how his young golfers handled the pressure, competition and conditions at the championship.
“We didn’t have our best round, but with the majority of the team being young, we should have a strong team for the next couple of seasons,” said Steele.
The Jefferson Dragons won the Area Championship title with a first place finish at the event, recording a team score of 317.
Morgan County took second place with a team score of 329 and Monroe Area secured third place in the team standings with a team score of 331.