Hunter Johnson, from Union, sinks his putt as Midway’s Brandon Godwin, and Donald Brinson, of James Kenan, look on. (Ruthie Pope/Sampson Independent)
It’s a game of wait and wait and finally get your turn to hit when 48 players from eight different teams converge on a golf course at once. It was a Tri-County conference meet at Lakewood Country Club on Wednesday. This is the first hole for this group and they had to wait their turn. Pictured from left is Allyson Heinz, Lakewood; Brandon Barnhill, Pender, is practicing his swing; Alex Parham, Hobbton; Tyler Ross, Union; Adam Capps, Midway, and Hunter Phillips, Trask. (Ruthie Pope/Sampson Independent)
Tyler Ross, of Union, drives the ball down the fairway, as his teammates Hunter Phillips, of Trask, and Adam Capps, from Midway, watch. Ross ended up with the lowest score for Union with a 79, and Capps lead the Midway team with a 75. (Ruthie Pope/Sampson Independent)
Despite a windy and rainy start to the day Wednesday, the afternoon sun shone brightly on the Tri-County golf teams at Lakewood Country Club.
In the eight team tournament, Eli Sanchez, of Trask High School, had the lowest score with a 72. He shot an outstanding 34 on the first nine holes.
Not far behind was Midway’s Adam Capps, with a 75 on the day for that team’s lowest score. Ty Harts, of Pender, shot a 78; Tyler Ross, of Union, scored a 79; Lakewood’s Ryan Smith was top scorer on that team with a 94; Alex Parham shot a 97 for Hobbton’s best score; James Kenan’s Spencer Chestnutt had a 106; and Wallace-Rose Hill’s only player, Lonnell Dixon, shot a 101 for the day.