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Darton golf swings into Spring Fling today

Darton is ranked 10th in the nation

Dale Dover

Dale Dover

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — The Darton State College golf team is trying to put it all together at the right time today, head coach Dale Dover said.

Dover will take his Cavs to the 13th annual Ron Marshall Spring Fling in Scottsboro, Ala., with a focus on winning their last regular season tournament and gaining confidence before vying for their 13th consecutive Region XVII title.

The Cavs will step on to the Goose Pond Colony Golf Course ranked No. 10 in the NJCAA and with a season full of ups and down in their wake, but Dover has seen improvement at practice and hopes his team will gel at the right time.

“We haven’t reached our potential this year,” he said. “It’s about time for them to break out.”

Among those competing at the Spring Fling will be No. 4 Faulkner Community College, which Darton tied once in September but has not been able to beat in their last four meetings. However for the first time in years, District rivals No. 8 Wallace State and No. 12 Central Alabama will not compete at the Spring Fling.

Darton finished the 2013 Spring Fling in fifth place and 24-over par.

The three-round tournament will close Darton’s regular season schedule. The Cavs will travel to Bagby State Park in Fort Gaines for the Region XVII championship on April 5.