Bryant golfers tested on two courses over the weekend

CONWAY — The Bryant High School golf team played 36 holes over two days over the weekend. The first day’s competition with Cabot, Springdale Har-Ber, Hot Springs Lakeside, North Little Rock and Conway was played at Nutter’s Chapel Golf Course on Friday then at Centennial Country Club on Saturday. Centennial is the site for the Class 7A boys State Tournament Oct. 3-5.

Tanner Caton paced the Hornets on Friday with a round of 75 and Scott Schmidt led with a 76 on Saturday.

Katy Edwards shot 113 on Friday for the girls and 117 on Saturday while Brooklyn Waller shot 140 and 138, respectively.

“Murphy’s law was the rule of the day on Friday,” said Bryant coach Steve Griffith. “It started off with Landon Allison getting sick and having to withdraw.

“It was a rough day on the course for everyone but Tanner,” he added. “He had a very good 75 on tough, tight course.”

Drew Darbonne shot 85 for the Hornets on Friday. Schmidt turned in a round of 90 and Clayton Harbour carded a 111.

On Saturday, Caton and Darbonne each finished with a round of 83. Harbour shot 85.

“Played better as a group on Saturday at Centennial,” Griffith related. “Big jump for Scott and Clayton. Tanner had an up and down round. Drew was steady. All of them felt better at end of the day about coming back to Centennial for State. Hopefully we can use the knowledge we gained Saturday to help us get ready for State in two weeks.

Regarding the girls, the coach said, “Maddie Stephens was out with an injury so the girls were not in team competition. Katie and Brooklyn gained experience that should help as they prepare for State at North Hills a week from Tuesday.”

In the boys team competition, Cabot took the honors with a two-day total of 593. Conway finished at 625.

On Monday, the Hornets varsity plays at Magellan Golf Club in Hot Springs Village against Benton and Sheridan. The full team will conclude the regular season at Hurricane Country Club on Thursday.

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