George Rogers Clark boys golf coach Kevin Cope liked the way his team concluded play in the Flyer Classic this week.
The Cardinals finished the first day of play in eighth place after playing the first 18 holes of the tournament at Canewood Golf Course in Georgetown, but fared better Tuesday at Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, resulting in a fifth-place showing.
“Most of my guys had never seen this course before, so that made it a little difficult for them,” Cope said. “Overall, we just had a tough day on the greens. We missed a lot of makeable putts, which put us in 8th place rather than 4th or 5th.”
Clark finished with a 626, four shots ahead of Scott County after shooting a 306 at Griffin Gate.
“Most of my guys had played the course before, therefore, they had a better feel for the course and the greens,” Cope said.
“We were able to hit a few more greens and make the putts once we were there.”
Blake Cartwright paced Clark with a 143 and shot a 68 Tuesday.
“Blake Cartwright played really well for us during the tournament,” Cope said. “His two day total was the fifth best individual score of the tournament.”
Ross Todd followed with a 156, Jacob Omohundro carded a 159, Matthew Omohundro scored a 168 and Jett Clarke finished with a 179. The team’s top four scores were tallied for the final margin.
Cope hopes his team can continue to make progress as the season progresses.
“Hopefully we can build off of the scores from Day 2 and continue to improve,” he said.