Rambler golfers take LaFayette Invitational with 298 team score
The host LaFayette Ramblers was the only team in the 17-team field to post a score under 300 at the LaFayette Golf Course this past Saturday as they won the 2017 LaFayette Invitational.
LaFayette’s turned in four scores of 77 or better and finished with a 298 to win the tournament by five shots. Class A private school stalwart First Presbyterian Day made the long drive up from Macon and placed second at 303, while Ft. Payne, Ala. went home with a third-place finish at 317.
Gage Smith led the Ramblers with a 72 and finished as the tournament’s individual runner-up, while Cole Ingram was a shot back at 73. Carter Grant fired a 76 and Matthew Ingram came in at 77 to round out the team score.
FPD was the only other school to post four scores in the 70’s. They were led by Wesley Hanson, who earned a spot on the five-man All-Tournament Team, along with Smith and Ingram.
The other two spots went to low medalist Harrison Davis of Ft. Payne (71) and his teammate Dawson Garrett (74).
Heritage, the lone Catoosa County school in the field, finished 15th overall at 371. The Generals were led by Matthew Redman’s 89, followed by Logan Self (91), Patrick Redman (91), Trevor Badacour (100), Sam Williams (100) and Luke Bussey (100).
Ridgeland, Ringgold tee off at Windstone
Gavin Noble shot a 36 this past Thursday, including a chip-in eagle on No. 4, and the Ringgold High School boys’ golf team opened the 2017 schedule with a team score of 183 for nine holes at Windstone.
Joseph Taylor added a 41 for the Blue-and-White, followed by a 52 from Nick Loboda and a 54 from Jerin Morgan.
Ridgeland got a 58 from Tristan Burks and a 61 from Justin Carver, but the Panthers did not have enough golfers to post a team score.
On the girls’ side, Miranda Rich was low medalist with a sparkling 37 for Ringgold, while Christa Parrish fired a 53 for the Lady Panthers.