Parkers Chapel has won back-to-back boys conference golf championships. Coach Mona Williams said she’s looking for a three-peat this season.
The Trojans open play August 4 against Foreman and Cossatot at the Little River Country Club in Winthrop.
Parkers Chapel’s roster includes Reid Cates, Jackson Ellerbe, Spencer Frisby, Caleb Barnes, Brayden Cotterman and Trey Rogers.
Cates is the returning senior and the Trojans’ No. 1 player.
“His game has made steady improvements and he has been playing some of his best rounds this summer and he seems to be enjoying golf more than ever,” said Williams. “Jackson Ellerbe is another senior player who is back with us. He couldn't play last year due to an injury and is still rehabbing a current injury, but he's made very good progress and is now turning in some good scores. I have all returning players on the boys' team this year so I'm looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish. Jackson, Spencer, Caleb, Brayden, and Trey will all be trying to earn those number two, three and four spots.”
Consistent low scores from Cates and steady improvement from the rest of the roster could be crucial for the Trojans, who look to build confidence throughout the season.
Williams said her players have worked around the COVID-19 restrictions.
“Our players have been practicing on their own the entire month of June and turning in scorecards to me. Then when the dead period was over the first part of July, we began team practices,” said Williams. “For our July practices and for our competitions before we begin play, we are completing a form and asking each player if they have symptoms, been around anyone with COVID, etc. Fortunately for us, golf is a sport that can be played with social distancing so COVID has not been as big of a factor for us as some of the other sports.”