Golf Team finishes season 11-3


Fall just short of the State Finals

Staff Report



Photo courtesy of the Union County High School Golf Team The Union County High School Golf Team ended their season 11-3 this past weekend, just short of making the State Finals. The members of the team are (from left to right) Tyler Haney, Trenton Crocker, Garrett Alexander, Lucas Austin, Riley Pittman, and Cameron Mitchell. Pittman came within one shot of qualifying for the State Tournament as an individual. All of the team’s current members will be returning next year except for Mitchell who is graduating.


UNION COUNTY — A season of strong performances and impressive victories came to end this past weekend for the Union County High School Golf Team.

In a statement released Friday, Coach Rocky Cooper announced that the Yellow Jackets “finished their season at 11-3, falling just short of making State Finals.”

While the team was not able to advance to the State Finals, Cooper said he was nevertheless proud of them for their performance this season, expressing confidence that their achivements would help them continue to improve next season.

“This was a great season, and for the guys to get the chance to make it to the Upper State Tournament will help them next year,” Cooper said. “The Jackets will return five of their six golfers next year. Now the guys know what they need to do if they want to take that next step and reach State!”

Cooper added that one member of the team, Riley Pittman, an All-Region golfer for the Jackets, “came within one shot of qualifying for the State Tournament as an individual.”

The Yellow Jackets’ performance, both as a team and as individuals, was further praised by Cooper who again expressed confidence about their future.

“Again, I can’t express how proud I am of the progress these guys have made this season,” Cooper said. “I’m excited about the next few years here at Union County and what these golfers have a shot to accomplish.”

In his statement, Cooper also bid farewell to the one of member of the team who will be leaving it due to graduation.

“Our lone senior, Cameron Mitchell, has been a great competitor for our team, and we wish him all the best as he continues his education here at USC Union!”

Photo courtesy of the Union County High School Golf Team The Union County High School Golf Team ended their season 11-3 this past weekend, just short of making the State Finals. The members of the team are (from left to right) Tyler Haney, Trenton Crocker, Garrett Alexander, Lucas Austin, Riley Pittman, and Cameron Mitchell. Pittman came within one shot of qualifying for the State Tournament as an individual. All of the team’s current members will be returning next year except for Mitchell who is graduating.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_web1_thumbnail_IMG_2959.jpgPhoto courtesy of the Union County High School Golf Team The Union County High School Golf Team ended their season 11-3 this past weekend, just short of making the State Finals. The members of the team are (from left to right) Tyler Haney, Trenton Crocker, Garrett Alexander, Lucas Austin, Riley Pittman, and Cameron Mitchell. Pittman came within one shot of qualifying for the State Tournament as an individual. All of the team’s current members will be returning next year except for Mitchell who is graduating.
Fall just short of the State Finals

Staff Report

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