Spartan golfers finish strong in state meet

Philip Kincaid

Philip Kincaid

By Russ Green-Sports Editor

It was a tough opening round for the three Richmond golfers Monday at the Class 2 state tournament at the Silo Ridge Golf Course in Bolivar. Not only were two of the three Spartans playing in their first state tournament, but like the remainder of the field, they also faced fast undulating greens and winds gusting up to 35 mph throughout the day.

The second round on Tuesday proved to be just as challenging, but all three Spartans were able to trim some strokes off of their first 18 holes and finish the 2014 season on a positive note.

“We didn’t have great days score-wise on Monday, but I couldn’t be more proud of how all three came back Tuesday and played much better golf,” RHS coach Murray Dennis said. “Their scores reflect the concentration they had and each one of them improved. The conditions were very tough Monday and they weren’t that much better Tuesday, but the guys got their feet under them and shot more of what they are capable of.”

Junior Philip Kincaid, playing in his second state tournament, shot an 88 Monday morning, but bounced back Tuesday with one of the lower rounds of the day. Kincaid putted well on Tuesday to fire a 7-over par 78 to end the tournament in 28th with a 166. Only six scores were better than Kincaid’s over the final 18 holes.

The complete story is in the Thursday, May 22, 2014 Richmond News.

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