Thursday, April 26, 2012
MA’s Pritchett to defend his north half golf title
Marshall Academy’s golf team didn’t qualify for north half this year but the Patriots gave a tremendous effort.
Zack Pritchett, Michael Thompson, Tyler Berry, Josh Feathers and Stephen Elgin came close a couple times but could never shoot the score needed to qualify (370).
“With still a very young team who made great improvements in the short time they have, they have nothing to be ashamed of,” coach Clay Pritchett said. “There are good expectations for this young team for next year because of their desire to be better, and with hard work out of each individual they can make big steps next year. “
Junior Zack Pritchett won three out of four tournaments and was leading at the Oxford tournament but the rain came with four holes left.
Pritchett won at Kirkwood, shooting a 73.
Next he won at North Delta’s invitational, playing at Panola Country Club. With three holes left and being down two strokes, Pritchett made a charge and birdied two out of the last three holes, while the leader bogeyed the last hole. Pritchett shot a 70, beating North Delta’s player by one stroke.
“This was an exciting high school match with Zack never leading until the last hole,” his father and coach said.
Pritchett went to Clarksdale Country Club April 16 for Lee Academy’s invitational with 15 schools and 65 players participating. He shot his best round of the year – firing a 68 with only one bogey to cap off this year’s regular season tournaments.
He now goes to Dogwoods Country Club in Grenada to defend his north half championship that he has won for the past two years. In 2010, he shot a course record from the white tees of 67.
The tournament will be April 30.
“I would just like to say to all the players and parents that it is a joy to work with these boys and watch them learn to play one of the hardest games to play in sports,” Coach Pritchett said.
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