WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Huskies boys golf team played their first three matches of April, continuing their march through the conference schedule.
The first was April 1 at Silo Run Golf Course in Boonville, with Starmount as the host team. The Huskies sputtered to a sixth-place finish on the day with a 176, 23 strokes behind winning Wilkes Central’s 153. Ashe was led by Caleb Scott’s 38, Jack Hinson shot a 43, Jake Patton came in with a 44, Zac Somers finished with a 51 while Connor Howell had a 54 on the day.
The Huskies then went on to Cedarbrook Country Club on Thursday, April 4, to play a double-header.
Hosted by Elkin, the first match of the day was played on the front nine of the course Ashe finished the front nine tied for third with a 180, 15 behind Wilkes Central who won. Hinson was the leader this go-round with a 40, Scott shot a 41, Patton came in with a 44, Somers finished with a 55 and Howell pulled up the rear with 56.
The second match saw a slightly better score for the Huskies but a worse finish. Their 179 put them at fourth for the match, with Wilkes Central again winning the day. The highlight of the match was Scott, who shot a sublime 38 on the back nine. His 18-hole total of 79 was tied with Wilkes Central’s Garrett Dawson for second overall.
Ashe is currently sitting in fourth place in the conference standings, while Scott is third individually and Hinson is seventh.
Head coach Chad Scott said that with only three conference matches left, the Huskies need to keep focused and not get complacent.
“I’m feeling like we are in a good place to move on to the regional tournament,” Scott said. “The top two 2A teams gets to advance. We have a 38-stroke lead over the third-place North Wilkes. We just need to keep up the good play and I think we will be fine.”