The Kellam boys’ golf team got off to an unexpectedly slow start Monday in the first day of the Group 6A state tournament at Magnolia Green.
Their 326 score put the Knights fourth behind Chantilly (299), Riverbend (310) and Oakton (322).
“Bottom line is we just didn’t play well,” coach Jason Copeland said. “It’s hard when you don’t have much room for error.”
Leonard Park was a bright spot for the Knights, shooting a 74, which currently places him fourth individually among the field. Cam Barackman shot a 79, followed by Collin Haws’ 86 and Dylan Martin’s 87.
Copeland says the Knights have no choice but to shake off the rough outing and embrace the final day of the season on Tuesday.
“We’re not down,” Copeland said of the team’s mentality heading into the final round. “We’ll be a little looser tomorrow, because we got nothing to lose. Today’s round wasn’t like us, so I’m just telling the guys that we can finish on a good note. … If we can get around a 310, 315, that would be a good round for us.”