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Comets second in WVD meet

SoVaNow.com / August 24, 2009
By Steve Marsh
Franklin News Post
Used with permission


A dominating win on one of its designated home courses has allowed Franklin County’s golf team to sprint away from the rest of Western Valley District brethren.

The Eagles haven’t lapped the field yet, but they appear on their way to doing so.

All six of FCHS’s golfers carded scores in the 70s at Willow Creek

Country Club as the Eagles posted a season-best 291 total in Wednesday’s district opener.

FCHS defeated Halifax County (320) by 29 strokes and bested third- place Patrick Henry (331) by 40 shots.

The Comets enjoyed a very respectable opening day effort in WVD play, led by a round of 78 from T.J. Daniel.

Cody Spencer fired a 79, while Coy Lawson recorded an 80. Parker Harrell had an 83, Taylor Tepper had an 84 and Katilin Fallen turned in a round of 88.

“We got off to a good start this year. The entire team has been working hard in practice since the beginning of the season. Coach Lacks and Coach Gravitt are doing a great job on teaching the players about the short game and it is showing up already. We have players who want to practice and are working very hard on their game. I have a few other players I want to see how they are going to do in a district and I will get them in soon. We are working to advance to the regionals as a team this year, and we took a big step today towards that goal,” said Comet coach David Graham.

GW Danville (353) finished fourth and William Fleming (492) was fifth.

Franklin County is looking to regain the WVD title they lost last year to E.C. Glass, which no longer competes in the league.

Wednesday’s match, which started at 2 p.m., was delayed for approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes because of rain. It was closing in on 8 p.m. when the final numbers were posted.

Besides Daniel’s 78 and Spencer’s 79, Halifax counted an 80 by Coy

Lawson and an 83 by Parker Harrell.



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