The Livingston Academy golf team will take the course again on Monday, Aug.12, in Cookeville as part of the Cookeville High School Early Bird Tournament.
Though not their first time in action, this will be one of the larger fields they’ve played in thus far, and Head Coach Buddy Sells is certainly hoping to build on what his team has done so far this season.
“It was our first match, so we had a few first match jitters,” Sells said. “We’ve got a new freshman (Bryson Fletcher) leading us in scoring, and Bryson Carlisle who went to the region last year.”
Since that first match is finished and firmly in the rearview mirror, Sells believes his team will be past the nerves they faced last time around.
“I expect them to be patient and play smart,” Sells said when asked about what he’s looking for from his team at the Early Bird Tournament. “I’m hoping to see four scores in the 80s or lower. I’m hoping to see some of that experience kick in and some of the work they’ve put in the past week pay off.”
Livingston Academy is in a great position to succeed this year, as they’ve brought back a majority of their team from 2018. While one match or tournament likely won’t be the be-all, end-all for his team, Sells knows they need to use every match on the schedule to improve and reach their goals.
“We returned a lot of players,” Sells said. “We’re hoping to gain a little more experience and go deep in this postseason this year.”