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Comets dominate in golf tourney

The Halifax County High School golf team added another feather to its cap Wednesday by winning the E.C. Glass High School Invitational Golf Tournament at Colonial Hills Golf Course in Lynchburg. Halifax County High School turned in a team total of 316 and edged host E.C. Glass High School by eight shots. Franklin County High School finished third with a 367 team total and GW of Danville rounded out the four-team field with a team total of 383.

Cody Spencer led the Comets with his round of 76. Josh Irby also had a sub-80 round, coming in with a round of 79. Dillon Puryear carded a round of 80 and Tyler Holt’s round of 81 rounded out the four scores that were counted toward the Comets’ team total.

Also playing for the Comets were Ryan Green and Peter Gasperini. Green turned in a round 85. Gasperini’s round was wiped out on a disqualification.

Comets Coach David Graham said he was pleased with his team’s effort.

“We got consistent play from the team,” Graham pointed out.

“We are still working on shaving a few more shots off of our scores. This helps us prepare for our final regular-season district match Monday.”

Wednesday’s tournament was a rescheduled event. The tournament, which was originally set for September 6 and postponed due to weather, was to include the five Western Valley District schools and host E.C. Glass High School.

Franklin County High School’s top golfers did not participate in the tournament. The school had a conflict with a non-district three-way match against Carroll County High School and Patrick County High School and had most of its better players participating in that match.

Halifax County High School will play its final regular-season Western Valley District Tournament Monday in Roanoke. The Comets trail defending Western Valley District Champion Franklin County High School by nine shots entering Monday’s tournament, which will be hosted by William Fleming High School.