Jakes heating up for Lions

TONY STINNETT /Courier Sports Editor
Briar Jakes shot a team-best 45 to help lead Cannon County past York at Hidden Valley Golf Course last week.
The Lions finished ahead of York (202) to take second in the three-way match with a team-total 190. Livingston Academy won the match with a 166.

Jakes, William Parker and Nick Vassar all shot in the 40s in the nine holes of competition. Hunter Vickers shot a 50 to round out the scoring for the Lions. Jacob Nave (51) and Josh Ruehlen (53) also participated for the Lions.

“We have just been inconsisten in the early going,” said sophomore Briar Jakes. “We just need to keep working and improving because we have some good players.”

The Lions suffered a 153-196 setback against DeKalb County at Riverwatch Tuesday (8/13).

Jakes led the Lions for the second straight match with a season-low 44. Unfortunately, for the Lions, Jakes was the only player to shoot in the 40s for Cannon County.

Vassar and Vickers each shot 50 and Nave got into the team scoring column for the first time this fall with a 52. Ruehlen (53) and Parker (56) played but did not have their score count toward the team total.

The Lions will look for more consistency with matches against Smith County, Upperman and Macon County during the upcoming week.