Youth carry Oak Hill to 4th place finish

Two-time defending state golf champion Oak Hill Academy finished fourth in their first tournament earlier this week. Jackson Prep won the 14-team meet. Members of the Oak Hill team are practicing this week getting ready to host the 36-hole Oak Hill/Heritage Academy Invitational next weekend at Old Waverly and Mossy Oak.
Staff Writer

Oak Hill opened the young high school golf season this week, finishing fourth in a 14-team field at the 18-hole Simpson Academy Icebreaker Invitational at Deerfield Golf Club in Canton.

And the solid finish came without the team's two seniors, Chapman Suggs and Connor Williams, who were taking exams.

Instead Coach V.J. Trolio rolled out a squad filled with young faces that held their own.

Freshman Cohen Trolio fired a 76, Eighth-grader Wells Williams, carded a 77, seventh-grader Collins Trolio shot a 79, junior Carter Armstrong shot an 84, Freshman Nick Flannagan finished with an 87 and seventh-grader Jack Easterling carded a 93.

The team is preparing for the two-day Oak Hill/Heritage Invitational at the Mossy Oak and Old Waverly courses March 19-20.  Some of the best high school golf teams in the state ill compete.