Cochran, Knight low scores help topple Jasper County on the links

COVINGTON — Alcovy’s boys and girls golf team continued to dominate as Jasper County became the next victim to fell with a nine-hole sweep at the Oaks Course on Tuesday.

The boys remained perfect through their first four matches of the season with a 168-196 win while the Lady Tigers improved to 3-1 on the year following their 98-111 win.

“It’s brutal until the weather starts changing but it’s good for the kids to get out here and play,” Alcovy head coach Chris Newsham said. “It’s been a rough couple of weeks but hopefully when it warms up their games will improve.”

Alcovy’s Andrew Cochran led all scorers shooting a two-0ver par 38 with teammate Zach Floyd shooting a 41.

“He’s playing pretty decent. He shot a 36 last week and he’s had a couple of higher rounds when he had a couple of bad holes,” Newsham said of Cochran. “But he’s definitely keeping it steady. He’s a senior this year, with Zach (Floyd) both, it seems like they’ve matured a little so the bodes well for the season.”

Also scoring for the boys were Wes Keaton (44) and Justin Robinson (45) with Matt Lovett and Schylar Parris carding a 46.

“That’s what we did last year, Zach and Andrew shot in the 30s and low-40s but we have to be consistent three though six so if we could do that all season long and not have any big scores we’ll be all right,” Newsham said.

Scoring for the Jasper County boys were Ady Dahod (44), Jacob Bowers (46), Drew Williamson (52) and Hunter Candler (54) with Clint Strawn and Payton Harwood posting a 56 and 59.

Kelsey Knight and Kaitlyn Doering had little trouble downing Jasper County’s two top players. Both of Alcovy’s scorers were better than Jasper County’s top player, Taylor Moss (55). Knight led all scorers with a 48 with Doering three strokes back with a 51.

Jasper County’s Taylor Garrett and Heather Harrison both had a 56 with Alcovy’s Emily Moore posting a 58 and Jenna Healy shooting a 61.

“I don’t think she’s been playing a whole lot but she seems to be steadily improving each match we play,” Newsham said of Knight. “Hopefully, the more she plays her score will keep coming down. She hits a good ball.”