Tuscarora Golf Team Off To a Good Start

By: Forrest Langhorne
With Tuscarora’s various sports teams right in the middle of the fall sports season, the Tuscarora golf team has started out the season with a winning record. They have had seven wins and only two losses so far.  Senior Alec Gard, the number one ranked player on the team, summarized the season, saying, “I feel really good about this season.  We are doing really well and are hopefully ranked 2nd for the district.”
The golf team started off their season at the Curly Licklidier Tournament at the Shenandoah Valley Country Club on August 4th, placing fifth out of thirty teams.  Golfers played 27 holes over the course of the tournament, playing a total of seven hours of golf.  Senior Alec Gard led the team, placing tied for second overall at the tournament and finishing with a total score of 106, one under par.  The team went on to place second out of nine teams at the mini-tournament at LVCC on August 8th, finishing behind Dominion HS with a total score of 309.  Gard also led the team at this tournament, finishing with a score of seventy-five.  Senior Phillip Corcoran, sophomore Caleb Keel, and freshman Thomas Truluck also posted finishing scores at the meet.  Their third tournament of the season took place at Algonkian golf course, where the team finished fifth out of twelve teams. 
Their first duel match of the season took place at Goose Creek golf course against Heritage High School on August 10th, which the team won 318-344.  Their second match of the season, played against Briar Woods High School at Goose Creek golf course August 18th, they lost, posting a score of 165-157.  The team went on to win their next two matches against Park View and Loudoun County, played at Algonkian and Goose Creek golf courses.  They then lost to Dominion at Goose Creek, but went on to win against Woodgrove HS eleven days later at Stoneleigh golf course. 
The golf team still has two matches left in the season until the districts meet, on the third of October.  “I hope we win the rest of our matches this season and go to regionals as a team,” said Alec Gard about what he hopes the rest of the season will be like.  And from the looks of the golf team’s season so far, it looks like his wish might come true.