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Lions golfers extend win streak

The Halifax County Middle School golf team extended its early-season win streak to four matches in a row here Monday, downing Powhatan Middle School 180-216 in a nine-hole match at Green’s Folly Golf Course.

Tuesday’s win put the Lions at 3-0 in Southside Middle School Conference play.

“It wasn’t bad considering this was the first day of school for our kids and all of that,” noted Halifax County Middle School Head Coach Charlie Payne.

“Anytime you win it’s good. The 180 is not a bad score. We’re holding our own. We’re not getting better and we’re not getting worse.”

Jamey Binner led the Lions’ effort and earned medalist honors with his round of 43. Matt Ratliff carded a round of 45, and the Lions were able to count rounds of 46 from both Lance Chappell and Kaleb Cole.

Kassidy Irby turned in a round of 49 and Luke Newbill came in with a round of 54. However, those scores were not counted toward the team total as the four best scores are tallied for the team total.

Powhatan Middle School’s best score for the day was a round of 50. Also counting for the visitors were a 55 and two rounds of 58.

The Lions have a top-heavy home schedule this year, with the team’s first six contests being played at Green’s Folly Golf Course. Thus far, the Lions have been perfect on their home course.

“It’s a big advantage to be able to play at you’re your home course,” Payne pointed out.

“It’s getting to be time to go away and see if we can play this well and win on the road.”

The Lions golf team will be back in action Monday when it faces Amelia Middle School in a Southside Middle School Conference match at Green’s Folly Golf Course. Tee time for the nine-hole match is 4 p.m.