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Wildcat golfers seeing improvement
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The Richmond Hill High School golf season just teed off. The team is in a rebuilding year, losing players like Tyler Steptoe to graduation, but some improvement has been evident over the first three matches.
A new coaching staff is on board this year. Jimmy Hires is now the boys coach while Michael Pollard is coaching the girls team. They replace Alex Gray, who coached both boys and girls last year and is now the softball coach at Valdosta.
Perhaps stepping into Steptoe’s shoes is Ryan Morrisey. Hires said the team has been inconsistent with the exception of Morrisey, who has fared well thus far.
On Monday, the teams travelled to Effingham. The girls (119) placed third behind Effingham (80) and South Effingham (122) while the boys (185) placed fourth behind Effingham (156), South Effingham (159) and Wayne County (165).
The top four boys players on Monday were Morrisey (43), Brian Shonka (45), Jake Mullins (48) and Wesley Tipton (49). The top girls players were Miranda Biches (57) and Erin Moore (62).
On Feb. 25, RHHS (165) lost to Savannah Country Day (180) at the Landings.
On Feb. 23, RHHS placed fourth behind Wayne County, Effingham and South Effingham. Morrisey led with a 43.
“The scoring was close but the weather was not good weather to play golf,” Hires said. “The girls score was close with Miranda Bickes score of 51, who led Richmond Hill. Both teams were competitive and should improve a lot.
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