Moore shoots 36, ties for first

Published 8:59 am Thursday, March 25, 2021

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By Brian Pitts

Enterprise Record

Sophomore Colby Moore turned in a terrific performance to lead the Davie boys golf team to a two-stroke victory over Reagan in a three-team meet at Oak Valley on March 15.

In the season opener, Davie shot 18-over 162 to Reagan’s 164 and East Forsyth’s 173.

Moore’s best outing as a freshman was 5-over 40 at Pudding Ridge on March 4, 2020, less than two weeks before the season was canceled by COVID-19. Hitting all nine greens in regulation and parring each hole, he fired an even 36 and tied East’s Michael Kramer for medalist honors.

“That’s my home course. I knew where to miss it,” Moore said with a laugh. “I’ve been shooting around even to a couple over in practice, but I probably haven’t been as focussed as I should be in practice.”

Moore’s round was Davie’s finest since March of 2018, when Will Southern shot 36 at Pine Knolls.

“I didn’t have any bogeys, so it was pretty good,” he said. “I stayed patient throughout the round. My goal is to make a lot of pars and hit the center of the green every hole, and I pretty much did it.”

Davie’s winning score included a 41 from junior Ben McGuire, who tied for sixth; a 42 from junior Keller Frakes, who finished eighth; and a 43 from freshman Cooper Drum, who tied for ninth.

Another freshman, Sean Coates, shot 47.

Joe Boyette, who replaced Terry Mitchell, is in his second stint as coach. Overall, this is his third year guiding the team.