On Friday, August 21, the NCOE High School golf team traveled to McLeansboro to compete in a four team match at the McLeansboro Golf Club. Those taking part in the match were the host Hamilton County Foxes, Goreville Blackcats, NCOE Fighting Cardinals, and the Ziegler-Royalton Tornadoes.
Being the first match of the season for NCOE, one would expect the competitors to be a little nervous and maybe not on top of their game. This, however, was not the case for the Fighting Cardinals. Team members Dakota Bond, Andy Brinkley, Justin Brock, Treylan Veach, and Brandon Skaggs would come together to post scores good enough to come within eight points of second place. Dakota Bond took scoring honors for the Fighting Cardinals.
Hamilton County’s Austin Downen was the medalist for this match.