Pierce County captured a three-team match and a two-team match at one site last Thursday.
The Bears shot a 155 to beat Jeff Davis (181) and host Brantley County (192) at The Lakes at Laura Walker. After the Yellow Jackets left, PCHS and the Herons finished out an 18-hole match with the Bears winning 300-349 after shooting a one-over-par score of 145 on the back nine.
“Laura Walker is a course that requires you to have a game plan, especially off the tee,” said head coach Stuart Stipe. “This was the first of our three practice rounds at Laura Walker leading up to the region tournament April 18. We will take today’s experience and apply it to the next two rounds.
“I am really proud of the way we played on the back nine. We played 10 strokes better than the front. That is good for us because we have had a hard time finishing a couple of tournaments this year.”
Zac Thornton was medalist for the nine-hole match with a one-over-par round of 37.
In the 18-hole match, Kole Kicklighter and Ty Metts led Pierce with two-over-par scores of 74. John Ben James, Jake Harvard and Thornton all finished at four-over-par 76. Matt Simmons posted a 96.
Other players for PCHS were Emmett James (84), Jamison O’Steen (88), Evan Kirkland (91) and Clay Denison (99).
Brantley County’s Ryan Jacobs was the low medalist for the dual match finishing with an even-par round of 72 that included a blistering six-under-par score of 30 on the back nine.
“Congratulations are in order for Ryan for shooting a 6-under par on the back nine,” said Stipe. “My guys enjoyed playing with him and witnessing his memorable round.”
The Bears are off until April 11 when the they will participate in the Golden Isle Invitational hosted by Glynn Academy at the Retreat Course on Saint Simons Island. PCHS will go back to The Lakes on April 14 to face Brantley County before the Region 1-AAA tournament.