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Golfers lose momentum to Calvary
Wildcats see improved scores in loss to state power
The RHHS golf team last week during a fundraiser at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s. Pictured are: (back row, from left) Sean Grimes, Brandon Bickley, Andrew Schaaf, Zach Smith, Dom Dolnack, Coach Alex Gray, (front row) Brittney Jarrel, Tyler Steptoe, Tim Dixon and Kevin Green. - photo by Photo by Ross Blair

The Richmond Hill High School golf team, hot after winning two recent competitions, lost their momentum April 7 when they dropped a match to a tough Calvary team 188-153 at Waterford Landing Golf Course in Richmond Hill.

"We knew what we were walking into against Calvary," Coach Alex Gray said. "But there were some high points. A couple kids’ scores improved and we saw Zach Smith and Ryan Tillman make a strong contribution for the first time. They did a great job."

Two days later, the team raised $300 for the program by holding a fundraiser April 9 at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s.

The team has one more home match versus Liberty before heading to the Region 3-AAA tournament on April 21 and 22 at Waynesboro Country Club in Burke County.

"I feel good about our chances," Gray said. "We’ve got a lot of time to practice and there is a lot of potential with these guys. No matter what happens from here, this season was a success for this young team. I am happy with how this 2-4 team has maintained a good positive attitude through all our ups and downs."

Team points leader Tyler Steptoe said next year should be better in regard to the scoreboard as the rookies on the team "are steadfastly improving as they are getting stronger and gaining more experience. Next year should be off the charts."

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