Jackson Prep Golf Wins the AAAA Title

From Issue 6 (As Updated)

IMG_1971To call the Jackson Prep golf team “good” is insulting. To call the Jackson Prep golf team “great” is an understatement. To call the Jackson Prep golf team historic or the dream team, well now you are getting somewhere. This year’s golf team may be the best team Jackson Prep has ever had.

The six person A team consists of Haynes Horsley, Charlie Miller, Cecil Wegener, Parker Daily, Simms Abney, and Blair Stockett. The team has competed in five tournaments so far and has gotten first place at all of them. In four of the five tournaments Prep has had the first place medalist. Blair Stockett received a first place medal at the Country Club of Jackson Gator Invitational. Cecil Wegener received a first place medal at the Gator Invitational, the Heritage- Oak Hill Invitational, the PCS Invitational, and the Madison Central Big Blue Invitational. Charlie Miller placed second at the MRA Invitational and at the PCS Invitational.

Senior leader Haynes Horsley described the team as the “#Truth” in one of his instagram posts of the team early in the season. It has stuck with the team ever since. It truly describes the team as one would call a team of their caliber the truth. Famous athletes call other clutch athletes the “truth”. Future NBA hall of famer and current Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce has been known as the truth for his late game clutchness. This relates directly to the team as they are clutch in finishing holes with a solid short game and putting.

Even with all the success the team has had, they are still very motivated and have not reached their final goal. Last year the team was upset by Jackson Academy in the state tournament. Cecil Wegener has lead the team with winning every tournament individually except for one. Wegener recently committed to play golf at Ole Miss along with teammate Charlie Miller.

Wegener said, “The fact that we lost last year’s championship in a playoff to JA was awful because we won every tournament except the first and the last. We played so well all year, and we were the best team by far. Then we didn’t win the most important tournament of the year, so it made us want to win every tournament this year. We’ve all been really excited and eager for this year’s season and the opportunity to win state this year.”

Prep junior and Ole Miss golf commit Charlie Miller has had a great season with many individual top finishes. He said, “It’s been a very successful season so far, but the only thing that matters is getting the win at state in a few weeks.” Two weeks later they did just that.

On April 26, the golf team won the AAAA state championship at Deerfield Country Club. The team won with a team score of six under par defeating the next closest team by twenty strokes. Three of the Prep team members finished in the top four. Cecil Wegener won the individual title with a score of six under par. Charlie Miller finished second with a score of three under, and Simms Abney got fourth place with a score of one under.