LEWISBURG — Tri-County North’s golf team brings in a young roster with a bright future ahead of it.
The Panthers return Zack Tincher, their junior golfer who qualified for the district meet as a sophomore. They also bring in juniors Bailey Lairson, Brett Booso, and Brandon Parsons.
“Each of these players, if focused, will continue to grow and I expect them to have a solid year,” said head coach Tyler Jewell.
They also add newcomer in Preston Lairson, who will be a valuable asset in the future of the program, said Jewell.
Sophomore Brady Bateman and freshman Dylan Bateman also join the team.
“(Both players), by building their knowledge of golf, can grow at a high rate,” said Jewell.
Their goal is to finish in the middle of the Cross County Conference this season.
Because we have no seniors it is important for our players to focus on course management and consistency in preparing for future matches. I would like to see the players knock off a stroke a week – which would put us averaging individually at 45 during a nine hole round and 180 as a team,” said Jewell. “In order for this to be a successful year our players must play as a team. If we can encourage each other and build lasting relationships, while focusing on our goal, we will have a successful season.”
North is expecting to finish fifth in the Cross County Conference.
The season is already under way from the Panthers as well, with them finishing third in the County Meet. They lost to both Franklin Monroe by a score of 173-194 before getting their first victory of the season over Dixie, beating the Greyhounds 205-322.
They hosted Tri-Village on Monday, Aug. 17 and traveled to Miami East on Tuesday, Aug. 18. They are scheduled to take on National Trail on Thursday, Aug. 20 at Highland Lake Golf Course.
Jeremy Erskine may be reached at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @jerskine_RH