Golf rolls to pair of impressive finishes

by Sean Dunlap

Franklin County High School’s golf team continued to finish with a streak of solid links showings last week — claiming second in a three-team field at Brookhaven Country Club on Wednesday, March 8 and taking first in a four-team competition at Duncan Park in Natchez the following day.

Wednesday’s event featured FC, Loyd Star and Copiah Academy and a single player from Enterprise Attendance Center.

Loyd Star was first overall in that competition with a 153 team score and the Hornets’ Brody Thibodeaux claimed medalist honors with an individual low score of 34.

Other contributing to Loyd Star’s team win and their individual scores were: Riley Case, 36; Casen Easterling, 40; and Kayne Case, 43.

Other players for the Hornets taking part in the event included: Caden White, 44; P.R. Spencer, 45; and Conner Cromwell, 49.

FC’s Kolby Cox again paced the Bulldogs with a low individual score of 38 with Preston Cupit collecting a 39, Kyle Walker finishing with a 41 and Parker Cupit recording at 43. The FC team finished with a 161.

Also playing for Franklin County were Jack Hutto, who had a final score of 45, and Will Cox, who accounted for a 54.

Copiah Academy was third overall with a team score of 209 and Enterprise’s Jerred Nations had a 44 on the day.

On Thursday, March 9, FC dominated play in Adams County with the Bulldogs earning a team-best, low score of 167.

Cox won medalist honors with his competition-best finish of 39 while Tim Hutto had the second-best day with a 41.

Franklin County’s Preston Cupit wound up with a 43, Walker earned a 44 and Jack Hutto finished with a 47.

Loyd Star’s JV team was second overall on Thursday with a 180 while North Pike took third with a 205 and Natchez was fourth with a 210.

“We had a couple of nice days for golf and the boys played really well,” FCHS Head Golf Coach Jeff Long said. “This was a good way to go into spring break with a pair of solid finishes.

“Hopefully, we can peek at the Region 7 tournament on May 10 at Sunkist Country Club in Biloxi and score well enough to make it back to state.”

FC opened its season Monday, Feb. 13 with a third-place finish among an eight-team field at Purvis.

On Wednesday, Feb. 22 and Wednesday, March 1, the team took a pair of second-place finishes at Brookhaven Country Club.

On Thursday, March 2, FC won a head-to-head match-up against Natchez at Duncan Park.

The next competitions for Franklin County’s golfers are set for Tuesday, April 4 at Duncan Park and Wednesday, April 5 at Brookhaven Country Club.