Both of the 2012 Bryant High School golf teams have started the year strong. Coming into Monday, the boys already had two first-place finishes under their belt to go with two fourth places. On Monday, the Hornets added another top finish to their stats when they played a dual tournament with Conway on the road.
The match was not a walk in the park, though. â€śWe played pretty well and ended up coming back after tying the match at 129 (after nine holes),â€ť head coach Keith Dale said. Top golfers Tyler Green and Austin Harmon led Bryant to the victory after defeating Conway on a single playoff hole, the 10th hole of the day.
Harmon finished with a final score of 36 while Green shot a 37. Drew Castleberry, the teamâ€™s third golfer, shot a 37 as well.
The Lady Hornets match on Monday was not as great as the boys as they fell to Conway. But Dale didnâ€™t put too much into the defeat, especially since Bryant was going up against possibly the greatest girls' golfer in the state in Summer Rochelle.
â€śWe had some good scores,â€ť Dale said.
â€śItâ€™s tough to beat her when she is pretty much beating everyone on the golf course.â€ť Rochelle shot a 4-under 32.
Peyton Weaver shot a 39, followed by Savanna Cathey with a 48 and Abigail added a 53 for a total of 140 in the loss to Conway.
Bryant and Conway played a 9-hole match because of a late start time due to it being the first day of school.
The Lady Hornets played Thursday as well, competing in a girls-only tournament at First Tee in Little Rock against Benton and Mt. St. Maryâ€™s. Bryant got back on top with a first-place finish. Weaver led the team with a strong 37. Cathey followed with a 47 and McGee rounded out the top three with a 49. Bryant won with an overall score of 133.
Both teams will hit the course once again on Tuesday at Hurricane Country Club and Golf Course in Bryant. Tee-time is set for 3:30 p.m.