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Comet golf opener moved to Tuesday / March 01, 2021

The Halifax County High School varsity golf team swings into action Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Greens Folly to start fall sports. The team is looking for another successful season after winning the Piedmont district title in 2019.

Region 4D tournament competition would prove more difficult as the squad was only able to advance one golfer to the 2019 state tourney, Willoughby Gasperini. He along with teammates Will Abdi, Jaxon Lloyd, Harrison Culpepper, Peyton Wallace and Minjune Kim showed consistency on the golf course throughout last season.

Gasperini and Adbi earned first team all-district honors. Jaxon Lloyd was second team all-district.

Comet coach David Day said in a shortened season repeating as district champions won’t be an easy task. The Greens Folly competition is the only home match scheduled for this season.

“We look pretty good, we’ve got some good players,” Day said. “Some ninth graders that are coming up; JD Cunningham he looks pretty good. He’s been playing a lot of golf at Myrtle Beach and with some of the tours.

“We’ve got new kid that came up. He hasn’t played before, he’s a baseball player converting to golf. But he’s been playing a lot over the summer. Jackson Newton is looking pretty good.”

Day said the golfers coming back from last year will bring some regional competition experience with them because of winning the district.

“Jaxon Lloyd will be a senior,” Day continued. “Will Long played last year, he’s in tenth now and Zach Rhodes. Without trying to leave anybody out we’ve got like six to 10 players that can contribute right now.”

Day noted he has some players that have just started out and haven’t been playing any at all because of COVID-19 and various other reasons.

“The season got flipped upside down,” Day explained. “When you’re playing in August and September the kids get to play over the summer and so they’re ready to go pretty much when the season starts. But with the way it is now nobody has hardly been playing golf. Some on the team not played in six months.”

Still, Day feels positive about the season and said the coaches would be working to give all the kids an opportunity to play.

“We feel pretty good about the season,” Day stated. “We’ve seen some positives in the few practices we have had. Six or eight players that can play the four, five six position.

“The one thing about golf that’s better than most sports; in golf you shot the best number you play. We’re going to give all of them a chance to go out and see what they can do.

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