Bobcats tee off to start fall golf season
On Thursday, Aug. 21, new Berryville High School golf coach Patricia Conner loaded the boys and girls onto a bus and they roared away into the new fall era of Arkansas high school golf.
Playing during Daylight savings showed one immediate improvement, as the Bobcat boys were able to play 18 holes at the Harrison Country Club, site of that historic first outing.
During spring play, nine holes was usually it. And this time, some rowdy weather helped, instead of hindered.
"We played 18 holes, and it was really nice weather," Coach Conner said. "When we left Berryville it was almost 100 degrees, but it was cloudy and 20 degrees cooler by the time we got to Harrison, due to the storms.
"We usually just play nine holes," Conner confirmed, "but they have an 18-hole course. The girls just played nine holes, but it was the long back nine. There are several long par-fours and par-fives back there."
Boys- Berryville's boys finished second, a few strokes behind host Harrison, with Huntsville third. The Eagles were coached by Charlie Berry, who usually coaches basketball.
Dustin Walker and Brent Moore both carded a 76, just one stroke off the Harrison Medalist, who shot a 75. Jon Marley carded an 88, Taylor Deweese a 92, and Henry Adams a 94.
Teams can enter five golfers, but just the top three count for team score. JV players included Jerod Summers, Perry Foster, and Jerod Vickers.
Girls- "We were the only complete team there," Conner said.
Anna Trowbridge carded a 54, Ashley Carr a 57, and Francis Holland a 68.
"Anna was third overall," Conner said. "The girls haven't played that course before."
The teams play again on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Carroll County Country Club in Berryville against Huntsville and Eureka Springs, then travel the next day, Sept. 4, to Gravette.