By David Grimes Wednesday, August 22 2012 00:00
With three matches already under its belt, the Franklin County golf team is primed to defend its Western Valley District regular season and tournament title for one final time, as they compete in the final season of the district's existence.
Under the proposed VHSL re-classifications schedule to start next fall, if approved, the WVD will be dissolved and Franklin County, even though they are a Group AAA school, will be joining the River Ridge District.
Returning to the greens this season are senior Kolton Cooper, junior Landon Prillaman, senior Josh Harkema, junior Jeremy Lester. sophomore Tyler Peterson, junior Joseph Shervey, sophomore Pearson Verhoven, senior Cameron Hicks, sophomore Brice Arrington and senior Berger Jeans.
New to the varsity program is junior Nash Hammock.
When asked about the Eagles strong points, head coach Stuart Jamison said, “We have a lot of young talent. We have experience in our top four players; all players have match experience either through school or personal tournaments. We have great attitudes from top to bottom. Everyone is very competitive and they will push each other throughout the season to get better. They all love the game."
As for the team's weak points, "Our five through 10 positions have not competed in varsity matches. Those will benefit from match experience."
"Both coaches are looking forward to an exciting year," added Jamison. "We have a great group of guys that want to get better each practice, and are always looking to play. Not only are they good golfers, but each of these golfers are super people."
The Eagles will compete in their second WVD mini-tournament this afternoon (Wednesday) at Danville Country Club.
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