The Jackson County boys' golf team produced one of the best 18-hole tournament performances in school history Saturday, shooting a collective 326 at the Gordon Lee Invitational.
The Panthers finished third out of 14 teams, 10 strokes behind tournament winner Heritage (316).
"We played really well today (Saturday)," coach Warren Standridge said.
Two Panthers carded sub-80 rounds. Anthony Whobrey fired a 74, and York Delloyd shot a 75 as both finished in the top five and were named to the all-tournament team.
Ian McGaughey (87) and Noah Custer (90) rounded out the scoring for the Panthers. Trey Evans (93) also competed.
Standridge said this is definitely a good sign from his team, which has been tasked with replacing five golfers from last year.
"We didn't expect it because we hadn't shown that ability in the past week," Standridge said.
Not that the Panthers had been playing poorly. After all, the team boasts a 6-1 match record.
"But the scores weren't where we needed them to be until today," Standridge said.
Now, with the weather improving and the Panthers seeing competition up and down the lineup, Standridge likes what he's seeing.
"Oh yeah, I think everything is in good shape," Standridge said. "The guys we have back know what we expect. They want to go to state. They want to do their own thing."
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