Packers come up just short in Area at Kinderlou

Despite high school career-best rounds by Chase Blanton and David Strange, the Colquitt County boys golf team failed to advance at the Class 7A Area 1 tournament held on Friday at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta. Blanton, shown in photo, shot a 73 and Strange, a freshman, shot a 77 for the Packers, who turned in a 315, their second-lowest score of the season. 'The team played as good as we can play, but we just came up seven shots short of making it,' coach Andrew Eunice said. The Packers also counted an 82 from Tucker Brown and an 83 from Marshall McCranie. The Packers will lose just one senior, Tyler Key, from this year's team and Eunice is already looking ahead. 'All of our guys got better by the end of the year,' he said. 'It was cool to see.'