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Panthers hit green for playoffs
The Panther golf team was in Dexter last weekend for region playoffs. The boys came in sixth and the girls finished fifth. They are: Charlee Coursey, Desiree Garcia, Austin Shorter, Jamie Kimmel, Larry Nemcek, Joseph McIntosh and coach Jerome Standard. - photo by Photo provided.

Liberty County High School’s golf team was in Dexter last weekend where the group teed up in the region playoffs against Region 3-AAA competitors. According to golf coach Jerome Standard, the Liberty boys finished in sixth place and the Lady Panthers came in fifth.

The West Laurens Raider boys won the tournament. The boys shot a 319. Thomson came in second at 322. Burke County shot a 325, Richmond Hill came in at 337. Washington County shot a 389, followed by the Panther boys who shot a 444.

Standard said Ben Floyd was the low medalist, shooting even par.

"We will miss him on the team next year," Standard said. "We wish him well at Shorter next fall. He’s a fantastic golfer."

Floyd shot a 71. Fellow Panthers Jamie Kimmel shot a 103. Austin Shorter shot 134, Larry Nemcek shot 136 and Joseph McIntosh shot a 147.

The Lady Raiders also came out on top, shooting a 181. Burke County came in second with 194, Richmond Hill shot 210 and Thomson shot 230. The Hinesville girls shot a 251 and Washington County shot a 281.

Standard said Lady Panther Charlee Coursey shot a 49 on the nine and finished at 116. Desiree Garcia hit a 135.

"We need to do a lot of work to be competitive," Standard said of the team’s future.

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