Chargers remain unbeaten in district play
|Members of the 2009 Middlesex High School golf team include, front from left, Alexander Crittenden, R.J. Bibee, Taylor Walden, Drew Pitts, Andrew Dozier, Russell Hall, Matt Owens and Robbie Pitts; back row, head coach Greg Harrow, assistant coach James Pitts, Trey Major, Jimmy Yarrington, Harley Moore, Mason Goodrich, Eric Sosa, Timmy Coker and assistant coach Wade Traynham. Not pictured is team member Wes Moody. (Photo by Tom (Chillemi)|
The Chargers (2-0, 5-4) have only district matches remaining and a tough King William squad to defeat to remain undefeated in district play.
“We’re steady in the 180s right now and my expectations are for us to be in the 170s by the district championship in three weeks,” said MHS coach Greg Harrow. “We are just not consistent enough to break that 180 mark at Piankatank River Golf Club (PRGC), but the guys know what they have to do if they want that undefeated district record.”
In the win over Mathews, the Chargers were lead by junior lefty Harley Moore. “Harley is playing good golf right now, but he still needs some work around the green to shoot in the 30s [for nine holes],” said Harrow.
Drew Pitts played in the 2nd spot and carded the Chargers’ second lowest score of 47. “Drew is better than a 47, but he just let a few mental mistakes hurt his score today,” said Harrow. “I can guarantee that he is learning from those mistakes and is going to have it all worked out by the time the district tournament rolls around.”
Eric Sosa played in the 6th spot and had the 3rd lowest round for the Chargers. “Eric just keeps grinding and finds a way to be in the 40s nearly every round,” said Harrow. “He plays smart and I expect him to be able to post scores in the low to mid 40s in a couple weeks.”
Robbie Pitts rounded out the 4th score for the Chargers with a 49. “These guys in the lower part of the lineup just keep getting better and better as the year progresses,” said Harrow. “Robbie started off shooting in the 50s and has worked his way down into the 40s. And even though he has posted scores below a 49, his consistency has been beneficial for us.”
Also competing in the match were Mason Goodrich (59) and Alex Crittenden (51). “These two guys have both been in the top four scores for us in nearly every match this year,” noted Harrow, “but today just wasn’t their day. Everybody is going to have a bad round at some point in time. What they have to do now is put the past behind them and go out there next time, make the adjustment, and play a good round as they are capable.”
The Chargers were scheduled to travel to West Point on September 8, but the match was canceled due to rain. The match has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 16.
The Chargers will take on the Blue Devils of Mathews on Tuesday, September 15, at PRGC at 4 p.m., and travel to King William on Thursday September 17, to take on the Cavaliers at Queenfield Golf Course at 4 p.m.