The Edmund Burke Academy Golf team opened the season on Thursday at Belle Meade Country Club against host Briarwood Academy.
The hosts proved generous as the Spartans won the match 187-203. EBA was led by junior Garrett Jenkins and freshmen Owen Redd with 46. Freshman Mark Thomas Wasden fired a 47 and freshman Wyatt Carey rounded out the top 4 with a 48.
The conditions were cold and damp at Belle Mead where both teams played from the Championship Tees. The Spartans are young and learning. Besides the 3 above they have 7th grader Braxton Cates, 8th grader Del Wade James, 9th graders Marc Owen Chancey and Davis Brown. Sophomores include Jackson Griffin and Parker Oliver, and seniors are Luke Timms and Evan Hirschouer.
“We have some experience with Evan and Garrett, but after that we are young , the young golfers have to get experience on the course.” said Coach Larry Keller. “The golf season is quick and short so they have little time to improve their swings.”
The Spartans travel to Brentwood Thursday and play in The Taylor Made Invitational hosted by Burke County on Saturday. “We have time to improve, we just have to play our best golf after spring break,” said Keller, “We finished 4th in the state last year and would love to move up a couple of notches this year.”