Bobcat golfers have high hopes

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Berryville golfer Ty Allen made it to the state tournament a year ago. As a result, there has been a renewed interest in the Bobcat golf program. Coach Brent Compton said he has seen a spike in the number of golfers on this years team.

"We have more numbers on the girls side than we have had before," Compton said. "The boys side should be competitive as well. We are hoping to continue to have individuals in the state tournament, but also hoping to get both teams in the state tournament this year."

Allen made it to the state tournament last year, but Cole Parton was close to making it, along with Mckayla Hussey. This year, Compton said there are others who can step up to make the state tournament as well.

"Cole Parton was close and we think he will be right there again this year," Compton said. "Mckayla Hussey was real close last year as a freshmen and we think she will be right in the mix to get to the state tournament. And then we have a host of other kids who are battling for the other top four positions that will hopefully put us in position to make the state tournament as far as a team in both boys and girls."

The Bobcats have been practicing all summer, but their first match is Thursday at The Creeks. This is the same course where the district tournament will be played.

"We will hopefully get a starting point and go from there," Compton said. "Hopefully we will see a steady improvement throughout the season. I'm really looking forward to it."

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