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Gasperini finishes 21st in state golf tournament

SoVaNow.com / October 16, 2013
Comet golfer Joey Gasperini finished 21st in the individual competition at the state Group 5A golf competition in Richmond.

Gasperini, who played as the no. 3 man during the regular season for the Comets, fired a 79 in first round competition Monday. He stumbled a bit on Tuesday, finishing with an 83, for a two-day total of 162.

Comet golf coach David Graham said Gasperini played very well, especially on the first day of competition. Gasperini suffered a few tough breaks on Tuesday and had four double bogeys in second round play.

Gasperini was the lone Halifax County High School representative at the state tournament. The Comet golf team barely missed the cut for state play, finishing third in the regionals.

Graham said Gasperini represented the Comets well at the state, showing considerable class and solid golfing ability against stiff competition. The 5-A state event was played at Meadowbrook Country Club in Richmond. This was Gasperini’s first appearance in state tournament action.

Gasperini did not get a practice round Sunday, because of rainy weather. He then went out on Monday and fired the round of 79, even though he had not played the course before, Graham said.

Graham also said Gasperini’s scores represented a typical effort for a no. 3 player. Graham had praise for Gasperini’s effort, noting he had nothing to be ashamed of for a performance at this level against very good competition.

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