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Lion golfers pick up another district win

SoVaNow.com / March 29, 2021


The Halifax County Middle School golf team posted another win last week over Ben Franklin and Patrick County to remain undefeated in Junior Piedmont District action.

The Lions won the match with a score of 194. Ben Franklin was second with 214; Patrick County was third with 223.

The is the second time the Lions have shot below 200 this season.

Halifax three post scores in the 40’s. Bailee Henderson and Lukas Newton each shot a 47. Grady Upchurch carded a 49.

Landon Elliott and Camden Jones both had 51s to complete the top-four scores. Sidney Hughes 59, Daughtry Reaves 62, and Trafton Martin 66 rounded out the Comets scores.

Franklin’s Nick Messenger was medalist in the match with the low score of 44.

Comet coach Charlie Payne said the team has been steadily improving and is having fun competing. Payne said even the weather, which brought periods of rain, didn’t hamper the team’s spirit.

“Great team scores today with three players in the forties and two players in the low fifties,” Payne said. “We are getting more consistent and a lot of improvement from everyone is showing.

“Our goals at the beginning of the year were to be safe, be competitive, show improvement, and have fun achieving them. So far the team has far exceeded our goals and then some.”

The Lions take on district rivals Ben Franklin and Patrick County today in a road match at Gordon Trent Golf Course.



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