The Franklin County boys golf team shot its best score in five years to beat Sayre Wednesday at Juniper Hill to win the Eastern Division CKC title.
The Flyers (4-1) shot a combined score of 149 to Sayre’s 151. FCHS was led by medalist Jacob Cook with a solid round of 1-under par 34 matching his career-low round and besting the current Player of the Year leader in the CKC, Sayre’s Paul Saad, by two strokes.
However, the performance of the night was the ever-improving play of eighth grader Will Molen. Molen fired a 1-over par 36 to shatter his previous career low round of 39 from Tuesday night against Scott County.
John Harnice, who was medalist in Tuesday night’s JV match versus Scott County – with a career-low round of 39 – came through big time for the Flyers Wednesday with a 6-over par 41.
Sophomore Luke Kellerman, who has been battling illness this week, fired another consistent round of 3-over par 38. Kellerman’s improvement over the last year and the addition of Molen has really given FCHS a big boost.
The win is the first conference crown since the Flyers won the 2007 CKC Championship and it put to an end Scott County’s four-year reign as Eastern Division champions.
Franklin County hits the course again Saturday at the CKC Championship at Canewood Golf Course in Georgetown.