Zebras golf comes up short of Hillmen

Culpepper cards 42
By: Aaron Jackson for The News Messenger
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The Lincoln High School boys golf team played the Placer Hillmen last week on the Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club. Lincoln stayed close for most of the match, but eventually fell short to the Hillmen.

The final score was Placer 204 and Lincoln 230. Even with the loss, this is still the Zebras’ best team score of the season thus far.

Placer was led by Sid Brown, a freshman, who shot a two under par round of 34.

The Fighting Zebras were led by freshman Cade Culpepper, who shot 42.

When asked about how he played, Culpepper stated, “I played within myself. I didn’t try to do anything too much since the weather was so bad.”

He added, “To improve I need to learn to keep my emotions in check, not get mad at bad shots and just move on.”

Joining him was senior Danny Allen, who shot 44; newcomer senior Tyler Gonzalez shot 45, junior Kyle Easter had a 47 and senior Matthew Martelle shot 52.

When questioned about how his team performed, coach David Foxworthy replied, “We played really well, but I know that we have the ability to shoot even lower.”

Foxworthy then added, “We need to make sure we are working hard while at practice. We could all get better at different aspects of the game. Placer is always solid and we have to be on the top of our game if we are to win.”

Lincoln is now 2-for-3 in nine-hole matches after defeating Bear River last Thursday. They were scheduled to play Colfax Tuesday and Center Thursday, both matches at LHGC.

The Zebras hope to improve as they try to make it to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

_ Aaron Jackson is the sports information director for Lincoln High School.