Aug. 14, 2012 — A beautiful weekend turned out to be a successful one for the Rowan County Vikings golf squad.
Head Coach Larry Slone and his Vikings made the trip to Powell County to continue what began as a promising start to the 2012 campaign.
The cooler temperatures equated to a strong third place finish out of a field of 10 for the green and white, finishing with an overall team score of 327.
Kyle Ball providing the strongest individual performance for Rowan County, shooting a 72, good enough to grab a fifth place finish for the senior.
“That is a pretty good overall score for our team,” Sloine said. “They’ve made some nice progress here in the early part of the season, and for me, that is what I want to see out of them.”
With Ball nabbing a third place finish in the tourney at Powell County, four other Vikings also made a noteworthy showing, including an 81 from Micahael Taylor, an 88 for Blake Barhorst, 89 for Spencer Griggs and 86 for Brandon Hutchinson.
Slone says it is great to see his kids have success on an individual level, in addition to the good fortune of the team.
“We had some really nice individual performances over the weekend, and that is always nice to see,” Slone said. “These boys work very hard each week to prep for our weekend tournaments, and that hard work appears to be paying off.”
After leaving Powell with a commendable placing, the Vikings now prep for a trip to Madison County for the Madison Central Tournament; a competition that Slone says is sure to bring some good teams and players.
“For us, we know that this tournament will have some talented competition for us,” Slone said. “We just have to play our game and have a proficient performance in both our short and long game. We’ve got some high hopes for this team this season, and all-in-all, I think that is something that is attainable for us.”
The Morehead News will have more on Rowan’s trip to Madison County in next Tuesday’s edition of sports.
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