South Putnam's golf team lost a close match to Rockville Monday night 176-178 at home.
The Eagles' Tyler Newby recorded a 39, which was good enough for medalist honors. Tyler Shoffner shot a 45, with Damon Robinson adding a 46 and Matt Huck a 48. Michael Nichols came to the clubhouse with a 51 and Tyler Cox added a 57.
"This one was disappointing," South Putnam head coach Scott Ricke said. "To lose on your home course by only two strokes is tough. We played decent, but we have to start stepping up our game to the next level."
Ricke acknowledged the fact that his guys are attempting to work on their swings, which has them uncomfortable at the moment.
"Several of our guys are undergoing some big swing changes and they're not quite comfortable with the adjustments yet," he said. "Hopefully we'll get their swings ironed out and can improve to put up some solid numbers.
"Newby scored very well, despite not playing his best. This is his second medalist of the year and hopefully many more are to come," Ricke concluded.
The Eagles will travel to Eminence at 4:45 p.m. Thursday.
At Oak Ridge G.C.
Rockville 176, South Putnam 178
Medalist -- Newby (SP) 39
South Putnam -- Newby 39, Shoffner 45, Robinson 46, Huck 48, Cox 57.
Rockville -- Powell 40, Cunningham 42, Bridge 45, Lear 48, Bryant 49, Herrick 50.
Next match -- The Eagles will travel to Eminence at 4:45 p.m. Thursday.