Golf

Nelson golfer Thomas Harris connects on his chip shot last week while heading to hole No. 2 at the Winton Farm golf course in Amherst County.

Nelson hosted Appomattox and William Campbell last Thursday at the Winton Farm golf course. Appomattox finished first with a 172, William Campbell was second at 187, and Nelson third with a 225. Nelson was led for the second match in a row by senior Jacob Tomlin with a 9-over 44.

Nelson posted other scores of 52, 64, and 65. Nelson has yet to win a match on the season, but has shown individual and team improvements after two weeks of competitive rounds.

“We posted our two lowest team totals this past week with a 223 at Falling River on Tuesday, and the 225 at Winton on Thursday,” Nelson coach Scott McGarry said. “We began the season with a 241 at Goodyear in Danville and opened our home schedule at Winton with a 227 last week, so scores are moving in a good direction.

“Tomlin had a good week with a 43 and 44 — we want that to continue as we continue with a busy September. Tucker Shannon has shown consistency with all four rounds between 49- 52. He just has to avoid the one or two blow-up holes that have elevated his score beyond ‘bogey golf’ early in the season. Thomas Harris has improved by as many as six shots per nine holes early on, and Eli Hunt continues to learn by competing as his scores have also improved in these two weeks.”

McGarry said his team will continue to stay focused on advancing the ball toward the green, chipping the ball closer to the pin, having two putts or fewer every hole

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