Warriors see results in first week

Published 10:03 pm Thursday, August 10, 2017

Nansemond River High School’s golf team went 2-1 in the first official week of the golf season.

The Warriors defeated Deep Creek High School on Monday, shooting a score of 363 as a team. Jackson Lyons, the Warriors’ No. 1 golfer, shot a career-best 78 and was the medalist on Monday.

After starting 1-0, the Warriors faced a solid Grassfield High School team, considered to be one of the top teams in the Southeastern District this year, along with Great Bridge High School and Hickory High School. The Warriors are hoping they can get a couple of wins against those quality teams this season. Grassfield took the match by a score of 325-354. Though Nansemond River lost, they improved on their total team score from Monday.

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“I was pleased overall,” Warriors coach Brandon Frye said. “I’ve had two players already hit career bests, so that was good. We improved nine strokes from our first match.”

Lyons shot his career-best 78 on Monday, and Justin McCarthy hit his career best of 81 Wednesday. As the No. 1 player for the Warriors, Lyons’ goal is to reach the state tournament this year. McCarthy is just looking forward to being better than he was last year.

“It feels good to come out early and start off where I left off,” McCarthy said of his career score. “I feel like we are going to be a competitive team this year just like last year.”

On Thursday, the Warriors faced Landstown High School in a non-conference matchup. Both teams shot around the same average last season, so Frye knew going into the match that it was going to be a good, competitive match. The Warriors didn’t play as well as they would have liked but were able to get by and win.

“We are feeling good about what we have been doing so far,” Frye said. “The players are getting better from match to match. It wasn’t our best out there against Landstown, but we did what we needed to do.”

Nansemond River will be back at Sleepy Hole Golf Course on Monday as they take on Oscar Smith High School at 1 p.m. The Warriors will look continue their record to 3-1.

Riverfront Golf Club 9 holes—par 36

Nansemond River: 189

Landstown: 197

Medalist—Noah Crecelius 37