Despite carding its best combined round of the young season, the Coffee County Central High School golf team lost its first match of the season Tuesday, 293-301 against the Cookeville Cavaliers. 

Samuel Prater led the Coffee County squad with an impressive 3-under par 67. Joining Perry on the Raiders' scorecard were Austin Farris, Josh Perry and Matthew Hale, who all carded 8-over par 78 for the round.

"The boys played well but each knew there were some strokes we can get back," said CHS head coach Mike Ray.

Jared Funderburke of Cookeville led both teams with a 4-under par 66. 

Despite the loss, Coffee County's record stands at 17-1 on the year after picking up wins in two large tournaments to open the season. The Raiders will return to Cookeville Monday, Aug. 6 to play in the Early Bird Classic. 


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