The North Surry golf team still isn’t breaking any records in the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference, but the Greyhounds took a giant step forward in Wednesday’s match at Cross Creek Country Club.
After finishing in last place at the conference opener last week, North Surry shot 15 strokes better Wednesday. As a team, the Greyhounds registered a score of 182, good enough for fourth place, just in front of county rival Surry Central’s score of 189. It was also North Surry’s best score of the season.
South Stokes was the best team on the afternoon at 159, followed by West Stokes’ 167 and Forbush’s 172.
The best local golfer at the match was Surry Central’s Garret Fletcher, who posted a 41-stroke round. Alex Hege (48) and Dylan Simpson (49) rounded out the three top golfers for the Golden Eagles.
North Surry received a balanced performance from top to bottom. Freshman Austin Smith needed 44 shots to complete the round and the best score for the Greyhounds.
“Austin has a ton of potential. He’s a smaller kid, but he’s just going to grow and become an even better player as he develops. He really did a good job around the greens today,” North Surry coach Danny Lyons said.
Caleb Cooke, Evan Marion and Taylor Solomon each shot a 46 in support of Smith. Lyons said this was the best team performance of the year, and he hopes it carries over to the Hounds’ next conference match after spring break.