CCHS Trojans golf season in full swing

Published 3:00 am Friday, March 4, 2016

The Charles Henderson High School golf team’s season is in full swing after competing in the Blue Gray Tournament in Montgomery on Monday and Tuesday.

Although the results didn’t quite turnout the way head coach Shelby Tuck would have hoped, the tournament was a good measuring stick for the Trojan golfers.

“We didn’t have a great tournament but we had a lot of promising things that came with the tournament,” Tuck said. “We still have a lot of hard work to do, but we will get there. We went up against the best of the best.”

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Lindsay Lee, who just signed a golf scholarship to attend the University of Mobile, shot a 96 on the tournament’s first day, while eighth-grader Griffin McCary shot a 98.

“It was our first tournament,” Tuck said. “I think a lot of them were like deer in the headlights. They were overwhelmed. It’s always a good measuring stick for us going to that tournament. It lets us know what we need to work on.”

Monday’s tournament is one of more than a dozen tournaments the Trojans will participate in the next few months. They will visit places such as Enterprise, Andalusia, Elba, Opp and Straughn. It all leads up to the sectional and sub-state tournaments in mid May.

“It’s going to be a long stretch for us,” Tuck said.

The 2016 roster is made up of Bailey Nixon, Christopher Baker, Cody Paramore, Grantham Wilkes, McCrary, Lee, Max Lee, Carter Ray and William Worthington.

With one tournament under their belt, Tuck believes his team will continue to get stronger as the season progresses.

“In the past, and I don’t expect anything different this year, we have gotten stronger and stronger as the year progresses,” Tuck said. “We will do the same thing this year.

The Trojans will feature a wide range of age and experience this season. The roster is made up of two eighth graders and it also features four seniors in which two of them have experience.

“We are a pretty seasoned team,” Tuck said. “We will be very competitive mid season and throughout the rest of the season. We just have to figure out who is going to play our third, fourth and fifth slots.”

Tuck will be joined by assistant coach Allison Stewart and Tony Mitchell, club pro at the Troy Country Club. Stewart was also a member of the University of Alabama-Birmingham’s golf team.

“They are just so great to us,” Tuck said. “They have just been a blessing to our golf program. We can go out to the country club two or three times a week and they are both there.”