Tuesday, September 13, 2016

SPORTS STORY >> Cabot boys’ golf having great year

Leader sports editor

The Cabot boys’ golf team beat North Little Rock at the Greens at North Hills last Thursday, but suffered its first defeat of the season on Monday in a close match with Conway.

Playing just nine-hole rounds, Cabot easily outdistanced the Charging Wildcats in Sherwood last week, firing a team score of 152 to North Little Rock’s 168.

Panther Caleb Miller took medalist honors with a nine-hole round of 37, while Connor Gaunt and Cade Carter each shot 38 for the Panthers. Blaine Calhoon shot a 39 to round out the top four team scores. Jordan Lott and Logan Stephens added 40s while Hayes Barger shot a 45.

On Monday at the Cypress Creek course in Cabot, Conway nipped the Panthers by one stroke, shooting a 153 to Cabot’s 154.

Conway’s Whit Parker shot an even par 136 at the long back course at Greystone to earn medalist honors. Miller and Gaunt each shot 38 to lead Cabot while Stephens and Lott shot 39. Calhoon turned in a 40 for the Panthers.

Blake Brindley shot 38 for Conway. Michael Tate shot a 39 for the Wampus Cats while Jackson Goodwin and Hunter Hull each shot a 40.

The Lady Panthers lost both of their recent matches. Taking just the top three scores, North Little Rock beat Cabot 118-149. Hannah Bakalekos shot even par 36 for medalist. Cloe Ann Doyle led Cabot with a 47.

Against Conway, Casey Ott shot a 2-under par 34 to lead the Lady Wampus Cats to a 117-147 win. Doyle, Maggie Martin and Ashley DeSalvo each shot 49 for Cabot.