Both the boys’ and girls’ golf teams at Richmond Hill High School placed third on Tuesday at a match hosted by Wayne County at Pine Forest Country Club in Jesup.
While the girls, Lauren Barrett, Halee Evola, Hayley Moore and Aubri Reed, were disappointed with their aggregate score of 170, they are all showing improvement from match to match and could challenge for a place the region and state golf tournaments if the continue to improve.
The girls’ bested Bradwell, Brunswick and Liberty County, and were only eight strokes behind second-place finisher Jeff Davis.
Richmond Hill’s boys finished only 11 strokes behind Wayne County, which won on its home course. The Wildcats were only five strokes behind second-place Brunswick.
Casey Moye was second-best golfer on the course that day, only three strokes behind overall winner Billy Freeman, who blistered his home course with a 1-under-par 35.
The Wildcats, Moy, Ryan Morrisey, Garrett Garner, Austin Gilliam, Alec Childres, Brennen Daniels, Seth Verneau, Patrick Gale and Christian Barnes, played well enough to beat Glynn Academy’s B team, Jeff Davis, Bradwell and Liberty County.
On Thursday, the Wildcats shot a team 183 at Sterling Creek Golf Course, one shot behind the unofficial combined Savannah-Chatham County school team and well ahead of Savannah Country Day’s 207.
Morrisey led Richmond Hill with a 41 and Moye finished with a 46.
The girls played unopposed. Barrett was the medalist with a 49, Reed shot 57 and Moore turned in a 60 for a team score of 166.