Patriot golf has solid core

Members of the Masasc County High School boys golf team are, from left, kneeling: Andrew Maurer, Austin Burnett and Bennett Neely. Standing: Isaac Burnett, Chase Thompson, Brandon Burnett, Micah Troutt, JJ Sweatt, Noah Matesevac and Hayden Summers. The boys are coached by Gary Adkins.

Gary Adkins, MCHS boys golf coach, knows a little about what his female counterpart Laurie Glass is going through.

"Bear" lost his only 2018 senior Dakota Ball to graduation and has exactly two seniors this year in Micah Troutt and Noah Matesevac. Troutt is a four year veteran and Matesevac went through the battles last year so the two of them have the experience but they also have some considerable weight to carry.

Brandon Burnett, Hayden Summers and JJ Sweatt are juniors this year and all have some varsity experience, so Adkins has a solid core of boys to work with this fall.

Andrew Maurer is also a junior but doesn't have the experience yet. Maurer is a hard worker, and Adkins believes he can catch up.

Adkins has a couple of sophomores with some experience also in Isaac Burnett and Chase Thompson and a pair of freshmen in Austin Burnett and Bennett Neely to round out his squad.

With barely a week gone on the school calendar, Benton has fired the proverbial "shot over the bow" to the rest of the SIRR Conference as the team to beat and we'll see where this group fits in the SIRR Ohio division.

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