10th Annual Trojan Invitational kicks off

Colquitt County Lady Packers earned a great second place finish in the 10th Annual Trojan Invitational. / Jon Benson

Over the last ten years, the Lee County golf team has teamed up with Grand Island Golf and Country Club to host an event that attracts high schools from all over Southwest Georgia. The event is a one day 18 hole golf tournament with a shotgun start for both the boys and girls teams. The person behind the event is Lee County head golf coach Brad Cowart.

Cowart said, "Each year we try and put together an event that allows not only our team to see some outside competition, but other schools as well."

The tournament has no real effect on region or state standings, just a chance for the top golfers from the southwest area to compete with one another.

Cowart said, "It is still early in the golf season to see where we stand, but hosting tournaments like this can help give us an idea."

Grand Island Golf Course hosted 12 different schools including Lee County, Bainbridge, Coffee, Colquitt, Houston, Northside Columbus, Northside Warner Robins, Thomas County Central, Tift County, Upson-Lee, Valdosta, Veterans, and Warner Robins.

The top two finishers for the boys was Northside Columbus coming in second with a total of 305, and Colquitt County winning by two strokes with a total of 303. On the girls side, Colquitt County came in second with a 252 total, and claiming first place was Tift County and the Lady Blue Devils at 247.