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Halifax County High School golf competed in the Class 5A state tournament for the third year in a row Monday. From left, first row,Willoughby Gasperini, Will Abdi and Ryan Corona. Second row, assistant coach David Day, Jacob Day, Nick Carter and coach David Graham. Not pictured, Henry Morrison. (Contributed photo) / October 11, 2018
Halifax County High School varsity golf enjoyed a third straight return trip to the Class 5 state tournament, and the Comets came home seventh.

The very strong Deep Run squad won again, with a 295. Rock Ridge was second with a 314. Albemarle and Hickory were tied for third with 323.

Douglas Freeman took fourth with a 327. Potomac Falls had a 328 and Halifax took seventh with a team score of 329. Salem finished eighth with 372.

Will Adbi led Halifax with a 78, followed by Willoughby Gasperini with an 81. Henry Morrison and Nick Carter had respectable rounds of 85. Jacob Day had a 92 and Ryan Corona carded a 98.

Comet coach David Graham called this effort “a fantastic finish to an outstanding year.”

“The team played one of their better rounds this year with a 329. Again we were led by our top two players with a great round by Will Abdi 78,” said Graham.

Wiloughby Gasperini fired an 81.

Supporting the team were Nick Carter and Henry Morrison with 85.

“This was a great way to wrap up a good golfing year for Halifax High. Our three seniors (Henry, Jacob, and Nick) played their last high school match in the state tournament. What a good way to finish their year. Great support as usual by our parents who supported the team all year long. No one knows the pressure these kids feel competing in a state championship unless you have played in one. Coach (David) Day and I have been very lucky to be part of this team’s success this year. We would like to give a big thank you to parents, the Green Folly golf course, the middle school coaches, teachers, parents, administration staff, and all who believe and supported our golf course from the beginning of the year until the end,” said Graham.

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