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Lady Tigers club their way into top-10 golf finish
Howard closes break-out season 34th in state
Sophomore Will Howard puts in time at the Cateechee Golf Course driving range on May 20 in preparation for the 2019 GHSA State Tournament. - photo by For the Dawson County News
The DCHS golf program topped off what was supposed to be a rebuilding year with a two-day visit to the GHSA State Golf Championship on May 20 and 21 where the Lady Tigers captured a top-10 finish and sophomore Will Howard, the lone representative of the boys’ varsity team, finished 34th overall. Unlike any other sport in Dawson County, golf does not count regular season performance towards any end season goals; if you win every tournament in a season it does not grant you a preferred position in the year-end tournament nor does it accord any weight to the state finals. “As far as teams’ standings, there are no standings for golf,” Head Coach Michael Parker said. “The only thing that matters is the Area Tournaments.” Although the standings don’t matter, the Lady Tigers advanced to the state playoffs after sweeping the season in regional competition and qualifying for the post-season with a combined round of 316 in the 3-AAA tournament on April 23 to capture the final tournament slot.