Bulldogs' golfers take second in blustery conditions at BCC

by Sean Dunlap

BROOKHAVEN — Franklin County High School’s golf team claimed a second-place finish on Wednesday, Feb. 22 in a four-way links contest at Brookhaven Country Club.

The Bulldogs had three players — Kolby Cox, Tim Hutto and Jack Hutto — each finish with a low-score at 43 while Kyle Walker recorded a 44 for a 173 combined team score. 'Other FC golfers taking part and their final scores included: Preston Cupit, 46; Will Cox, 47; Parker Cupit, 48; and Parker Jordan, 49.
“It was good to see the guys grind out decent scores in tough playing conditions,” FCHS Head Golf Coach Jeff Long said. “I felt like Tim and Jack turning in scores of 43 was huge for us. Every team battled through a ‘two-club wind’ throughout the day.”

Long said the blustery conditions — that included wind gusts, at times, in excess of 30 miles per hour — provided for some good experience for his players.

“That second-place finish wasn’t too bad ... especially when you consider we were playing three good golf programs,” he continued.
Taking first-place accolades in the competition was Loyd Star by claiming a 166 team-best score.

Hornets’ participants and their individual scores included: Casen DeHart, 40; Casen Easterling, 41; Brody Thibodeaux, 42; and Riley Case, 43.

Two other Loyd Star golfers — Caden White and Nathan Mills — ended their day with a 43 and 44, respectively.

Wesson finished third with a 174 as Nathan Brewer set a blistering pace thanks to a 37 while teammates Preston Selmon had a 43, Justin Henly netted a 46, and Grayson Coates wound up with a 48.

Brookhaven High School recorded a fourth-place team score of 178 with Charlie Brewer setting the pace for his program with a 42.

In addition, BHS golfers Zach Hirsch had a 43, Hunter Brewer scored a 45 and Brooklyn Lee concluded with a 48.

Weather permitting and barring any scheduling conflicts, Franklin County was set to return to the links at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 1 against Loyd Star, Enterprise and BHS at Brookhaven Country Club.

At 2 p.m., on Thursday, March 2, FC, Natchez, Adams County Christian School and Natchez Cathedral were slated to face off at Duncan Park in Natchez.

The Bulldogs’ golfers were also slated to play on Tuesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 9 in a pair of nine-hole events at Brookhaven Country Club and Duncan Park, respectively. After those showings, the FC squad won’t play together again competitively until Tuesday, April 4.