Marion and Peabody-Burns High Schools competed in their first meet as a combined team Tuesday at Herington. Although the team place ninth out of 10 teams, coach Jim Pohlman was proud of how his team competed.
“I have always dreaded the first tournament,” Pohlman said. “The kids were a little disappointed but I see a lot of potential.”
Pohlman said Jade Corona and Jared Hague had golfed in tournaments before, but it was the first meet for Kaden Gibson, Jayton Scott, Ezra Darnall, and Ian Orrock.
Pairing an inexperienced team with windy weather made for a turbulent outing. The entire team shot high relative to par. No one scored below 100, Pohlman said.
“The team learned what they have trouble with and now they know what they can work on for the next tournament,” he said. “They also realized that we are one unit.”
The Warriors next golf tournament is Tuesday in Marion.