Rain delaying SCHS boys’ golf season

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By Todd Martin

The Shelby County boys’ golf team can’t seem to get its season under way.

The boys were scheduled to begin the season on Aug. 4 at the Oldham County Classic at Nevel Meade Golf Course, but rain ended that day after just four holes.

The boys were then set to play their first match, against Anderson County on Monday, but again the weather intervened.

A large storm consisting mostly of lightning forced the teams off the course well before the match was concluded.

“At 8:30 p.m. it hadn’t even rained at Weissinger [Hills Golf Course], but the lightning made us stop,” Coach Michael Griffin said. “Our top group had only made it through number five, so Anderson County is going to bring their varsity team back on Friday to we can finish the match. From the scores I saw, though, we were winning so far.”

Griffin said some other teams across the region were going to just cut their matches short and tally the score at the last hole everyone completed, but that wouldn’t work for the Shelby/Anderson match.

“Our number five players only made it through three holes,” he said. “I didn’t want to have a three-hole score; that’s a playoff not a match.”

Griffin said he has been surprised at the rainouts this year.

“I had a parent ask me before the season what we do if it rains, and I didn’t have an answer,” he said. “In four years [his son] Josh [Griffin] hasn’t had a rainout. I told them it never happens. Maybe I should’ve kept my mouth shut.”

The Rockets were scheduled to play Western Hills on Tuesday, but weather again appeared to be in the way.