Fort Mill Times

Fort Mill High golf team hits rough patch

With three straight losses, the Fort Mill boys’ golf team has hit a rough patch.

Fort Mill dropped matches to Rock Hill, South Pointe and Lancaster last week. The Yellow Jackets are now 2-6 on the season, but head coach Justin “Judd” Dye is optimistic the team will rebound.

“I don’t think we have hit our stride yet,” Dye said. “The season is a marathon and not a sprint.”

Dye said getting his team ready for the Region 3-4A tournament in Gaffney is his most pressing issue. The tournament will be held at the Cherokee National Golf Club May 2.

“That is our end goal,” he said.

In a three-way match against South Pointe and Lancaster at Fort Mill Golf Club, Fort Mill shot a 178 and was led by a 43 from Cam Marshall. South Pointe shot a 162 and Lancaster shot a 164. Lancaster’s Brady Hinkle was the medalist for the round with an even par low of 36.

Marshall’s score was followed by a 44 from Dalton Vickers and a 45 from Michael Wheeler. Carter Copeland finished the scoring for Fort Mill with a 46.

Earlier in the week, Fort Mill lost to Rock Hill 160-167 at Fort Mill Golf Club. The Jackets were led by Marshall and Vickers, both of who shot low rounds of 40. Ryan Seco shot a 43 and Wheeler shot a 44 for the Jackets as well.

The Jackets head into an extended break over spring break and won’t be teeing things up competitively until after the break. Fort Mill plays again April 4 at Springfield Golf Club in a three-way match with rivals Nation Ford and third party Lancaster.