Yes, throws lower end of weight spectrum well, but I don't believe I've thrown less than 3/4 oz buck tails. I found 9' too short, but the 9'6" I find perfect. I fish back bays and harbors mostly and occasionally big surf. Paired with the vs150, I can throw it all day. It's fun on schoolies and will handle the bigger ones too. I highly recommend it and don't think you'll be disappointed. I have Lamiglas, ODM and Black Hole and the Century is my go to rod.
I will add that I don't think the other rods I mentioned would disappoint either.