Opening drive
Alcovy starts golf season with win over Salem

COVINGTON - Two scores in the 40s and two in the 50s set the tone for a 191-223 Alcovy win over Salem Tuesday at Indian Creek.

"I'm not disappointed. It's an improvement on what we've shown the last couple of weeks," Alcovy coach Chris Newsham said.

Alcovy's Matt Moore led all golfers with a round of 41 in the nine-hole match, followed by Patrick McNally (46), Travis Aiken (51) and Drake Potts (53).

"(Moore) is a good player. I've worked with him on how to get around the golf course. But it's hard for it to all come together all at the same time. All golfers know how it is," Newsham said. "I don't think he'll be too happy with a 41. He's got potential to go a long way.

"A 51 from Travis and a 53 from Drake is not too bad. That's an improvement from what they've shown so far."

Playing for Alcovy but not scoring were Michael McNally (62) and Tyler Azar (63).

The Seminoles had a difficult time finishing the front nine, scoring one round in the high-40s, one in the mid-50s and two in the low-60s.

Scoring for Salem were Miles Goldman (47), Colby Mackinem (54), Colton Clements (60) and Logan Mackinem (62).

Also playing for the Seminoles were Chris Nelson (64) and Jonathan Johnson (71).

Not only does the win give the Tigers a good starting point for the rest of the season, it also gives Newsham a chance to see what improvements are needed as the year progresses.

"It gives us something to build on. I always want to see kids improve throughout the season," Newsham said. "My goal is to shoot around 190 and hopefully we'll improve on that. As the year goes on we'll see what happens."

Manny Fils can be reached at manny.fils@newtoncitizen.com.