The Middlesboro High school boys golf team took first place in a five-team match Thursday at Wasioto Winds in Pineville.
The Yellow Jackets continued their strong play and posted a very impressive total of 157, winning the match by 13 shots over second place North Laurel, who posted 170. Pineville was close behind with a 171, while Bell County finished fourth with a total of 180. Knox Central also competed in the match and shot a 191.
Leading the way once again was senior co-captain Michael Wilson with a very solid round of even-par 36. Sophomore Micah Robbins followed with a 39, his low round of the season. Other MHS golfers playing were Eric Francis and J.P. Maiden who each posted 41, and Luke Boyd shot 46.
“This was truly a solid performance by my team. Michael is really starting to play well and seems to always lead us by his fine play. I am really excited for Micah; he is getting some good results from his hard work. He could have shot even lower today; he missed some short putts down the stretch, but he still had a great round,” said Coach Greg Lasley.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action on Monday as they host Clay County and Williamsburg at Middlesboro Country Club.
“I like how we are playing and focusing right now; we just have to keep it up and keep building on our success,” added Lasley.
The team record now stand at 28 wins, and only 5 losses. The team also competed against Pineville for a conference match, and still remains unbeaten in the Tri-County conference. The only conference match remaining for the Jackets is a Sept. 6 date against Harlan County at the Country Club.