Fresh off a Group 6A regional tournament championship on Wednesday, the Kellam High School boys’ golf team has been all business leading to the first day of the state tournament Monday at Magnolia Green near Richmond.
Even coach Jason Copeland couldn’t get his players to take a day off between tournaments.
“I tried but they wouldn’t,” he said, laughing. “They’re excited.”
The Knights played a round of 18 holes together Saturday at the Princess Anne Country Club. Today they head to Magnolia Green, where they’ll shoot another practice round, hit the driving range and relax for an early morning tee-time.
Copeland’s group was not satisfied with their regional tournament performance, understanding that they’ll have to shoot better than 322 to win out. Despite a rough outing by their standards, the Knights learned how to win even on an off day.
“They saw by winning with a higher score, that even if they’re not playing too well, a shot here or there can save a day and make the difference,” Copeland said. “They learned to hang in there, and saw that you never know what the scores are going to be like.”
“There’s only four teams playing, and one of them has got to win,” Copeland added. “So why not us?”