Cavs settle down with big win

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 14, 2005

Lakeland’s golf team got back on track on familiar turf Thursday, beating Franklin 308-464 at the Suffolk Golf Course to recover from their recent loss to Great Bridge.

Improving their team record to 2-1, the Cavaliers totaled a score 14 strokes below either of their first two matches earlier in the week. Ben Hunter was match medalist, carding an even-par 72.

With a pair of bogies and a pair of birdies on the front, and then all pars on the back nine, Hunter was steady and solid all afternoon. He credited a total of just 28 putts for the round as the key to his good round.

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Augie Camacho shot 74 and Nick Howell had his third sub-80 round out of the opening week’s three matches, with a 75.

Kevin Shelton’s 86 rounded out the four scoring Cavalier rounds.

&uot;They played better today, we keep lower the scores.&uot; said head coach Ron Robertson. &uot;If we get that fourth guy consistently down, I know we got some other guys who can get to 80, 81, 82, then we’d be in pretty good shape.&uot;

Lakeland continues play at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Nansemond River Golf Club, matching up with Wes-tern Branch.

Nansemond River starts its battle with Indian River half an hour earlier at the same course.