The Colquitt County middle school girls and boys golf teams swept the South Georgia Athletic Conference championships at Douglas Golf and Country Club on Thursday.

The middle school girls got a 45 from Elizabeth Funderburk and a 49 from Lexi Griner for a 94 that beat runner-up Tift County by one shot.

Cook was third with a 111 and Coffee was fourth with a 127.

Kaysie Harrelson of Tift County was the low medalist wiht a 44.

Also playing for Colquitt County on Thursday were Grace Lardy and Grace Jarvis, both of whom shot 62. Shelby Tidwell played as an individual and shot a 60.

 The middle school girls team won each match and tournament it entered this season.

“They girls did well,” said coach Donald Dale. “And the best thing is that the team has four sixth-graders and one seventh-grader.”

The Colquitt County middle school boys got a 67 from low medalist Braden Traylor to win the conference championship by eight shots over Hahira.

The Packers carded a 327. Hahira had a 335 and Tift County was another shot back at 336.

Coffee was fourth with a 348, Valdosta had a 368, Pine Grove a 420 and Cook a 436. Lowndes did not finish.

In addition to Traylor’s 67, the Packers counted an 83 turned in by Peyton Clark, an 86 from Tyler DeMott an a 91 from Tyler Scott. Lance Blanchett also played for the Packers had had a 96. Matthew Zember shot a 97.

Traylor’s round was the last in an outstanding middle school golf career that also included a 63 shot in in the Valdosta Tomcat Invitational at Valdosta Country Club last Monday.

Dale said he expects Traylor “to be in the mix” to play No. 1 for the Colquitt County varsity golf team next season as a freshman.

JV boys win

Also on Thursday, the Colquitt County junior varsity boys golf team finished an undefeated season by beating Worth County at Sunset Country Club.

The Packers shot a 149 that included a 35 by Tyler Key, 37s from Colby Purvis and Jordan Williams and a 40 from Eli Crosby.

Griffin Dunn also played for the JV Packers and shot a 43.

The junior varsity boys team defeated Cook and Worth County twice and also took first place in the tournaments hosted by Houston County and Veterans High.

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