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With two more victories this week, the SCHS boys’ golf team has moved to 5-0 in matches and 4-0 against Central Kentucky Conference opponents.
The Rockets held off Mercer County, 158-167, on the road at Brightleaf Golf Course on Wednesday, and that was on the heels of dominating Spencer County, 162-208, Tuesday at Weissinger Hills.
“Well, five and oh is pretty nice,” SCHS Coach Mike Griffin said. “We were talking after the match, and none of us could remember the last time we beat Mercer County. Plus, we got a win over Anderson County [earlier this year], so we’re doing things that haven’t been done in a while. We’ll try to enjoy it as long as we can.”
The Rockets have been led by junior Josh Griffin, the coach’s son, who has been the medalist in the team’s last four matches.
“He was struggling to start the season, but he’s really on a roll right now,” the coach said. “He shot even par [against Spencer] at Weissinger for his best score. If he’s not right around even now, he’s pretty disappointed.”
Following Josh Griffin’s 36 were Tayler Adams with a 39, Turner Mayton with a 42 and Josh Kuhn and Jared Redmon, both shot 45s.
Against Mercer, Josh Griffin came away with a 1-over 37, followed by Redmon with a 39 and Adams and Mayton with 41s.
Coach Griffin said his team’s consistency is what’s been giving it the edge.
“We don’t have that one guy that’s going to go two or three under [par], but we do have 10 to 12 guys that will all shoot 45 or better,” he said. “That’s something with a high school team that I just haven’t seen.”
That’s carried over all the way through the JV team, which is also perfect this season at 4-0.
“They’re only about four or five strokes off the varsity team,” Griffin said.
Now, the Rockets will switch to focusing more on 18-hole tournaments, which increase this month. The Rockets struggled in their only tournament so far this year, at Prestonsburg.
“That was a really tough course, if you’re not used to it,” Griffin said. “But I think the guys are getting more comfortable with their spots, and I fully expect them to do much, much better in the tournaments we have left.”