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Wildcat senior Sam Beavin tees off on number 1 Tuesday.

Salem's Nathan Williams takes his second shot from the number 9 fairway.

Joe Tolliver sinks a "gimme" putt on the second green at Salem Country Club. Tolliver led the Wildcats with a 39 on Tuesday.

Wildcats Get Back on Track on the Course

The Salem Wildcats hosted Waltonville and Olney in a boys golf tri-match at Salem Country Club on Tuesday, with the hosts picking up a big win.

Salem shot a team score of 166. The Spartans were closest with a 191 while the Tigers finished third with a 194.

Salem Coach David Lever says the team score is closer to where the Wildcats should be.

"We're probably a little closer to maybe where we should be. We're maybe a little higher than where we want to see it at 166. Mid-160s, upper-150s is really what we're shooting for. So after last Wednesday, this is a little closer to where we probably should be."

Joe Tolliver earned medalist honors with the day's lowest round, as he was the only golfer in the 30s. The Wildcat senior finished with a 39.

Lever says Tolliver has been working on playing the game one shot at a time.

"I've just kind of been preaching to him a lot the idea of 'just stay steady, play play your game, and see what you come up with.' And he's been better at letting the bad shots go and following those up with some good shots. So a 39 on that north side is a testament to that."

Robbie Foreman carded a 40 for Salem, while Connor Brooks shot a 41. Nathan Williams and Sam Beavin both finished with a 47 and Roudy Hensley ended at 53.

Salem returns to the links this afternoon, hosting Flora.

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