The Marietta High golf team continued its success in 2012 with a win over Zanesville and Cambridge in a golf outing Wednesday at Marietta Country Club.
The Tigers shot 305 as a team, while Zanesville shot 330 and Cambridge shot 344. Individually, Jared Hammons was the medalist with a 34 on both ends of the course for an overall score of 68.
"Today was good," Hammons said. "The way I hit the ball, it actually could've been lower. I didn't make as many puts as I had been, but I feel like my game is pretty good right now."
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Marietta High’s Nathan Matheny drives during golf action at Marietta Country Club Wednesday.
"I played pretty consistently all day," Hammons added.
Jeff Hensler shot a 75 and Garrett Bertram a 78 for Marietta, while Joe Broughton, Nick Teamon, and Nathan Matheny all shot an 84.
"I thought today we played very well," said head coach John Doughty. "Overall our kids did a good job. Jeff Hensler, a freshman a coming in with a 75, you can't go wrong with that. Garrett Bertram played very well, shooting a 78. And what can I say about Jared? Jared's playing outstanding right now. He's seeing the ball very well and reading puts very well."
For the Blue Devils, Connor Lee led the way with an 80. Derald Madsen shot an 81, Hayden Hayes an 83, and Hunter Sheppard an 86. Aaron Walters shot a 94 and J.J. Burns a 102.
Cambridge was paced by Tyler Hitzel, who shot an 81. Trevor Wilkinson shot an 82, Levi Parsons an 86, and Ben Standiford a 95. Clay McCauley shot a 99 and Ben Bruner a 111.
Doughty pointed to the fact that Marietta's two opponents had already started school as a reason that their scores may have been a little higher than usual.
"I think Zanesville and Cambridge are both back in school now," Doughty said. "They've got the school jitters, kind of, and they're back playing, so their scores may have been a little bit higher than I've seen from them."
Doughty also said the team's performance on the back nine holes was very crucial.
"Looking at the scores, we all played well on the back nine," Doughty said. "We all shot in the 30s. The back nine really benefited us today."
Joe Broughton agreed and added "I shot much better on the back nine than I did on the front."
Overall the Tigers are now 49-6. Their next match is against Cambridge and Pickerington North on Friday at Cambridge Country Club at 1 p.m.