Wesson continues winning ways with victory at Duncan Park

Published 1:09 pm Friday, March 30, 2007

Wesson High shot a team score of 294 in 18 holes and survived a field of six teams at the Coca-Cola Natchez/Cathedral Golf Tournament at Duncan Park Golf Course Thursday afternoon.

Perry K. Furr of Wesson shot a 69 to earn tournament medalist honors. The 17-year-old junior said her drive was really working for her Thursday.

“I drove two greens, so that made making birdies easy,” Furr said.

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Wesson has not lost a match so far this season, and Wesson head coach Jody Ray said their flawless record has a lot to do with his team’s chemistry.

“These kids work hard, they know the game, they are self-motivated and they are just a good crew of kids,” he said.

Ray said all his players have been playing for a long time, and he expects them to continue to have a good season.

Wesson beat out Cathedral, which shot 330, Magee, which shot 362, and Mendenhall, which shot 365. Loyd Star shot a 380, Natchez shot 387 and Puckett shot a 394 to round out the field.

Cathedral head coach John Wright said he was not disappointed with the Green Waves’ performance. He said he has a fresh team that is still trying to develop some chemistry of its own.

Wright added that while his team is young, they are not rookies, and that all have some experience on the golf course.

“We have the potential to play better. We just have to harness that potential in order for us to get better,” he said. “We have the potential to get to where Cathedral has played in the past.”

He said improvement will come with time and experience.

Natchez coach Tom Matthews said he thought his team did well considering their youth.

“They played real well,” he said. “Ulric Minor did a good job of providing senior leadership.”

Minor finished wit a final round of 74 and was closest to the pin on the ninth hole.

“Overall I have seen some improvement. We can only get better, and we are going to get better,” Matthews said.