Eagles down Hooper, Tigers deck Tech on the links

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 21, 2007

Behind the steady play of Davis Watts and Ben Bates, the Fort Dale Academy golf team shot down the Hooper Academy Colts Thursday afternoon at the Greenville Country Club, 318-358.

Watts and Bates each shot a 77 to pace the Eagles.

&#8220Ben and Davis have been playing really well,” Fort Dale head coach Reggie Mantooth said Thursday. &#8220Both are capable of shooting around par.”

Sanders Hancock was next for the Eagles, shooting an 81. Cam Norman shot an 83 and Shanks Simmons shot an 84 to round out Fort Dale's day.

Fort Dale will travel to Sparta Academy in Evergreen Monday for a tri-match against Sparta and Wilcox Academy.

Greenville downs Brewbaker Tech, 347-348

Brandon Croley shot a match-low 60 Thursday as the Greenville High School golf team downed Brewbaker Tech by one stroke in an 18-hole short course match, 347-348.

&#8220I thought Brandon Croley played really well,” Greenville head coach Josh McLendon said. &#8220He has been solid for us all year.”

Adam Braden was next for the Tigers with 93, followed by Tyler Clark with a 96, Jeremy Booker with a 98 and Brandon Boyett with a 99.

For Brewbaker Tech, Josh Overby shot a team-low 65, followed by Justin Freeman with an 85, Lewis Moore with a 90 and Quentin Kennedy and Courtney Jenkins each with a 108.

&#8220It was a great day to play and I am glad we got to play the short course,” McLendon said. &#8220That is where we practice, so our guys were familiar with the course.”

The Tigers will return to action Tuesday as they travel to Montgomery's River Run Course for an 18-hole match beginning at 3 p.m.

The Tigers will return home to take on the Charles Henderson Trojans Thursday at Cambrian Ridge short course at 2 p.m.

&#8220I am looking forward to next week with Charles Henderson,” McLendon said. &#8220Maybe we can compete with them since we will be on our home course.”