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LITTLE ROCK â€“ The Benton golf team competed at par-36 First Tee golf course in Little Rock on Wednesday, with the girls taking four of the top five spots in winning the nine-hole match over Harding Academy and Evangel Collegiate, and the boys taking second (130) behind Harding Academy (120).
The match wasnâ€™t on the original schedule, but Benton Coach David Torres said the Panthers are trying to sneak matches in to get ready for the postseason.
â€śWe are trying to play as much as possible,â€ť Torres said. â€śEverything we do is geared towards getting ready for conference and state level coming up at the end of this month. I think we are so up and down because of our youth. We our trying to put lots of seasoning on our playÂ with our schedule.â€ť
Sophomore Krystin Coffman led the overall girls with a 48 with senior Karli Lipinski coming in right behind at 49. Junior Jenna Jamison came in third with a 50 and sophomore Savanna Simpson finishing fifth at a 54.
Senior Matthew Perry came in third overall, shooting a 42, sophomore Sam Eddington took fifth (43), sophomore Joe Adams seventh (45) and freshman Cole Treece ninth at 48.