The Dawson County Tigers boys and girls golf programs wrapped up their seasons last week with a trip to the state tournament in Blackshear where the teams finished 10th and 11th respectively.
"We were a little disappointed with our finish, however I am very proud of our guys playing with class and great sportsmanship," said Coach Frank Brown.
Pierce County took first in state and the Tigers young team gained significant experience from the outing, according to Brown.
"We played some very good teams and congrats to Pierce County on the championship," he said.
The tournament was held at Okefenokee Country Club over two days, May 22 and 23.
The two-day, 36-hole event was a first for the Class AAA championship and the hot, humid weather made for tough conditions.
Dawson was led all year by senior Hunter Burt and Brown emphasized that will be a great loss to the program.
"Overall it was a great experience, one I'm sure my guys will always remember," Brown said.
The Lady Tigers ended just 12 strokes away from 10th place.
On day one Sydney Morgan finished with an 89 and CeCe Formon carded a 103.
Despite the threat of storms, day two saw no thunder and lightning, but a good amount of rain.
"For about two hours, our girls played in a steady downpour," said Coach Michael Parker.
Morgan turned in a 102 and Tatum Pruitt ended with a 104.
Alexis Matheson finished with a 114 on the second day.
"I am beyond proud of my girls," Parker said. "After missing the state tournament as a team last year, we went on to a strong 11th place finish.
"Sydney Morgan was a rock for us at No. 1 all year and seniors Pruitt and Formon both played a huge role in us getting to the state tournament and having a strong showing."
The team will have Morgan and No.4 Matheson returning next year.
"I am looking forward to seeing which of my JV girls are going to put in the work to earn the open varsity spots," he said.