Golf notebook: Woodward boys beat Wesleyan

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On a schedule dominated almost exclusively by multi-team tournaments, the Woodward Academy boys have only two dual matches this year and both will come against Wesleyan. The War Eagles hosted the first of two meetings last Tuesday and prevailed 151-164. Wesleyan will look for revenge on Tuesday at its home course, St. Ives Country Club. Woodward’s girls are competing in the St. Pius X Par 3 event on Wednesday at Peachtree Family Golf Center.


The Westminster girls are also set to take part in the St. Pius X Par 3. They will get another shot at Wesleyan after losing to the Wolves 63-83 last Wednesday in a dual showdown at Legacy Golf Range. The Wildcats are heading back to Legacy today to face another region rival in the Lovett Lions.


Pace Academy is readying itself for next week’s region championship. Pace’s boys fell to Mt. Pisgah Christian 153-166 last Wednesday at Rivermont Country Club. The Knights will take on Holy Innocents’ this Thursday at Piedmont Driving Club. The Pace girls faced Mt. Pisgah Christian last Tuesday at North Fulton Golf Course and lost by the narrow margin of 75-80.


Upson-Lee improved to 6-0 in dual matches this season by defeating Pike County 156-185 last Tuesday. The Knights were led by junior Zac Hendrix, who carded an even-par 36 for his nine-hole round. Upson-Lee will host the Region 4-AAAA tournament on Friday. It finished runner-up to Spalding last year and missed out on qualifying for sectionals by three strokes.


“I feel like we have a chance to make a run,” coach Bart Phillips told the Thomaston Times. “We will definitely have the home field advantage so to speak, and our guys are really striking the ball well right now. It will not be easy for anyone in the region to take down Spalding, but if we can play within ourselves, play the course, and have four clean rounds, we give ourselves a good chance.”

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