Suffolk golfs home a pair of wins

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Lakeland’s Ben Hunter was the hot man on a hot day at Nansemond River Golf Club. Firing a 1-under 71, Hunter was medalist during the Cavaliers’ 325-343 win over Western Branch.

With the heat and humidity taking its toll on most scores and the pace of play, Hunter said about the heat, &uot;it did bother me, but I just stuck with it and tried to keep my focus the best I could.

&uot;I played really good, especially with only hitting 10 greens (in regulation) today,&uot; said Hunter, who shot 35 on the front and 36 on the back. He said his short game and his putting were the keys to the under-par round.

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Nick Howell’s 81, Augie Camacho’s 84 and Josh Winslow’s 89 were the other scores making up Lakeland (3-1) total.

Nansemond River, playing in the first match of the day versus Indian River, remained undefeated through three matches, coming up with a 334-359 victory.

&uot;It was rough out there, but we won,&uot; said Warrior head coach Don Horne.

Both Rivers finished a man down because of the heat and every group’s round lasted in excess of five hours as players took their time and saved as much energy as possible.

Rashad Hunt and Nolan Butler were co-medalists, each carding a 78. Calvin Mason’s 84 and Ryan Foster’s 94 rounded out the win for the Warriors (3-0).

King’s Fork takes to Nansemond River Golf Club today versus Great Bridge. The Cavs and Warriors tee it up again tomorrow afternoon at Bide-A-Wee Golf Club.

in Portsmouth. Lakeland takes on Hickory and Nansemond River plays against Oscar Smith.