Mohawk Golf Team Off to Good Start

Thursday, August 24, 2017
The members of the 2017 Piggott Mohawk golf team are, from left: Tanner Dixon, Matthew Cheshire, Ethan Holcomb, Issac Langley,Trey Gossett, Wesley Childers, Jordan Simpson, Mazin Chase and Holden Tarno.
TD photo/Tim Blair

The Piggott Mohawk golf team is off to a hot start this season, winning their first two matches under Coach Alan Rabjohn. Monday they were edged by Manila in conference play with the Lions and Rivercrest. There's only a boy's team this year, with nine players on the roster.

The Tribe opened the season in familiar surroundings last Tuesday, Aug. 15, as they hosted Corning and Marmaduke at Sugar Creek Country Club. On the day they posted a decisive victory shooting a combined 138, while the Hounds finished with 155 and the Bobcats shot 173. Top medalist was Jonathan Holcomb, of Corning, as he shot 39 for the third place Bobcats.

The Mohawks were led on the day by Matthew Cheshire with a 44, as he finished second, followed by Mazin Chase with a 46 for third. The Mohawks also got a round of 48 from Jordan Simpson. Extra players included 53 from Ethan Holcomb; 54 from Tanner Dixon; 55 from Holden Tarno and 64 by Wesley Childers.

The Greyhounds got rounds of 57 from Devon Ivie; 58 each from Trent Dowell and Ricky Walker and a 65 by Bryson Miller. Extra player was Zach Reese with a 71.

The Lady Greyhounds also took their match with Corning at SCCC, beating the Lady Bobcats 152 to 178. Medalist was Hadleigh Bynum of Marmaduke with a 36 and rounding out the team effort were Tessa Brown and Lindsey Walden with 58's and Ellen Newell and Rachel Taylor with rounds of 69.

At Corning

The Mohawks traveled to Corning Monday afternoon and took their second win of the year, beating the host Bobcats and the Hoxie Mustangs in conference. The Tribe scorched the Victory Lake Golf Course with a 122 on the day while Corning shot 144 and Hoxie shot 166 for third place. Chase was medalist for the Mohawks, shooting a solid 38. He was closely followed by Isaac Langley with 40 while Cheshire and Trey Gossett both shot 44.

Rounding out play were Mohawk extras Ethan Holcomb with a 52; Tarno with 54; Simpson with a 56 and Childers with a 57.

Tuesday they hosted Manila and Rivercrest at SCCC, and were edged by the Lions as Brock Birmingham led them with a 39 to earn medalist honors. Additional details may be found in the upcoming print edition of the CCTD.

The Tribe is scheduled to be on the road at Osceola this Thursday, Aug. 24. Next Monday, Aug. 28, they're slated to play at Manila and the following day, Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Batesville. They'll close out August next Thursday back at Victory Lake in Corning.

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