INVERNESS — There may have been storms closing in, but the focus was on drives, chips and putts for the boys golf teams of Citrus and Lecanto High Schools, each with perfect records of 2-0.
As the umbrellas were tucked away, drivers and irons were the tools of trade as both teams came in with as many rainouts as victories.
Citrus won the match on Thursday afternoon at Lakeside Country Club, 184-204.
Lecanto’s fifth year boys golf coach Scot Roberts loved the course.
"The greens are great, they are rolling really nice, and we are playing well," Roberts said.
Second-year coach Jon Bolin, of Citrus, was concerned with his team’s youth.
"We are awfully young, no seniors, but they are awfully competitive," Bolin said.
Citrus No. 1 player Luke Wood shot a 39 to earn medalist honors. He loved the length of the Lakeside course.
"We are young, but we have talent. I know we will continue to improve. I feel confident," Wood said.
Also for the Hurricanes, Shawn Tanuz shot a 45, Brenden Boccia a 49 and Walker Tyler a 51.
Hunter Williams led Lecanto with a 40. His confidence is building on the practice range.
"My swing feels good. I’m hitting the ball good," Williams said.
A.J. Burns and John Boatwright both shot 48 for the Panthers, while Jonathan Sorensen finished at 68.