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Charger golfers down W&L

Drew Pitts

The Middlesex High School golf team improved its team score on its home course, Piankatank River Golf Club, by 9 strokes by shooting a 186 on August 18 and improving its overall record to 3-2 with a win over Washington & Lee (223).

The improvement comes off of a tough 20-stroke loss to Lancaster on August 13 at the King Carter Golf Course in Irvington. “We still have a lot of room for improvement and the guys are working hard every day to improve the mental and physical aspects of their game,” said MHS coach Greg Harrow. “They overcame a big mental challenge after being defeated by 20 strokes last week and came out and made vast improvements Tuesday.”

Harley Moore remained strong for the Chargers with a 44. “Harley was right there where he needed to be all day,” said Harrow, “but he just let a few mental mistakes cost him 3 or 4 strokes to keep him out of the 30s,” said Harrow. “With a little more practice I think he’ll be shooting close to par on 9 holes in a couple of weeks.”

Mason Goodrich earned a spot up the ladder with a 46. “Once again, if Mason can keep posting scores in the mid-to-low 40s and we get three more scores consistent like he has been, we’re gonna be tough,” added Harrow.

Alexander “Zanny” Crittenden shot the third lowest round for the Chargers with a 47. “We all have bad days and even though a 47 is not bad, Zanny just struggled a little,” noted Harrow. “He is one of those guys who will learn from his mistakes and make the improvement on his own. I expect his next round to be at least 4 or 5 strokes better.”

Drew Pitts rounded out the final score for the Chargers with a 49. “This is what I mention to the guys every year, and Drew is proof positive. You’re not just going to walk onto the course and shoot in the upper 30s or low 40s in the first few weeks. It takes time to get better at this game and Drew’s work ethics are paying off. Once he gets his putting straight, he’ll be in the low-to-mid 40s consistently.”

Others competing in the match were Robbie Pitts (50) and Eric Sosa (53).

The Chargers hosted West Point on August 25 and will visit Essex and Rappahannock in a tri-match today, August 27, at Hobbs Hole in Tappahannock. 

posted 08.26.2009

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