Nation Ford golfers getting in the swing

mbanks@comporium.netSeptember 29, 2013 

MAC BANKS - SPECIAL TO THE FORT MILL TIMES

— With nine first time golfers on the team, results can look ugly, but Nation Ford head golf coach Jaybe Shackleford said things have gotten better for the Lady Falcons over time this season.

“We are improving and that is all I can ask,” Shackleford said. “With nine first time golfers, it’s all about improvement and getting better.”

Recently, Nation Ford finished sixth in the WSCGA Foundation High School Girls Invitational tournament in Beaufort. The team shot a 367 on the first day and a 377 on day two. They were led by Cameron Levosky, who posted scores of 107 and 110 and Shannon Maguire, who shot 112 and 108.

Shackleford said the team is getting better with each round and as they stick to the task of playing as often as possible, it becomes easier to see improvements in the girls’ game.

“Their swings are getting better,” he said. “And their attitudes are phenomenal. They are willing to work and try to do what you are asking them to do. They just have to keep playing and keep swinging.”

Nation Ford had just one match last week against Region III leading South Pointe falling 160-237.

Levosky shot a 52 to lead the Lady Falcons, while she was followed closely by Maguire’s 55. Nation Ford’s scores were finished off with Francesca Ferrell shooting a 63 and Hannah Beckner shooting a 67.

Up next for Nation Ford on their schedule is a three-way match against York and Northwestern at its home course, Springfield Golf Club, on Thursday and then a road trip to Waterford Golf Club to play Northwestern head-to-head the week after that.

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