Trojan golfers finish fourth in Calhoun
The Gordon Lee boys’ golf team finished with a score of 325 and earned fourth place at the 2018 Calhoun Jacket Invitational last Monday at Field’s Ferry Golf Club.
Gray Weldon continued his stellar season with a 77, followed by a 79 from Tucker Windham and an 81 from Jacob Carlock. Christian Boyd had an 88 to round out the team score, while Cole Walker teed it up for the Trojans and carded a 93.
Heritage was one spot behind with a 332. Robert Allen Lyle had a nice 76 for the Generals, while a pair of 83’s from Cain Stover and Matthew Redman, along with a 90 from Declan Ryan, filled out the team total. Logan Self finished with a 100.
LaFayette sent its junior varsity squad and posted a 371 to place 10th overall. Scott Smith had an 85 and Jon Durham shot an 86. Kyle Moore, Josh Bettis and Riley Mitchell all turned in a score of 100.
Christian Heritage won the tournament with a 315, followed by Sonoraville and Calhoun’s ‘A’ team, who tied at 322. Sonoraville was awarded second on a scorecard playoff. Bremen High School junior Tyler Lipscomb, who has committed to play at Alabama, was the day’s low medalist with a 67.
The LaFayette Lady Ramblers also played in the Jacket Invitational on Monday and placed sixth overall. Maci Johnson led the way with a 98, good enough for 16th individually. Shelby Whittle (104) was 18th, while Hannah Bowman and Emma Moore both carded a 110.
Gordon Lee got a solid 81 from Macall Miller, an 87 from Jessica Hickman and a 106 from Emma Cate Dendy.
The Lady Trojans’ place in the team standings had not been provided as of press time.
Lady Generals score big win
The Heritage girls took on both Northwest Whitfield and Coahulla Creek in a nine-hole match at Windstone Golf Club last Monday and dominated with a score of 126 to beat the Lady Bruins by 24 shots and defeat the Lady Colts by 34.
Freshman Lauren Self was the day’s low medalist. Self made two birdies on the afternoon and finished with a sparkling 1-over par 37. Junior Caroline Bentley carded a 44, while another freshman, Kendall Harrell, shot a 45.
Also playing for the Lady Generals was Carson Nixon (50), Katie Proctor (52) and Traevin Penland (53).
Lady Trojans fourth, Lady Generals fifth at Nob North
Savannah Satterfield shot a dazzling 75 to lead the North Murray Lady Mountaineers to a five-stroke victory at the Heritage Lady General Invitational at Nob North Golf Club on Thursday.
Despite tricky pin placements and very stiff winds, Satterfield navigated to the course at 3-over par to earn low medalist honors, while her team finished with a 265.
Her three playing partners on the day all earned All-Tournament status. Dalton’s Katelyn Skiffen was second with an 85, followed by Ringgold’s Miranda Rich at 87 and Miller with an 89 for Gordon Lee.
Dalton shot a 270 as a team to finish as runner-up. Allatoona (286) was third, followed by Gordon Lee (295), Heritage (300), Harrison (311) and Coahulla
Hickman shot a 99 for the Lady Trojans and Dendy finished at 107.
Self led Heritage with a 94, followed by Nixon and Harrell at 103. Proctor shot a 104, Bentley had a 105 and Penland carded a 110.
Rich was the only Ringgold girl to compete in the tournament.
LaFayette, Ridgeland girls tune up for sectionals
Johnson and Whittle both shot a 52 for the LaFayette Lady Ramblers during a round at the LaFayette Golf Course on Thursday, while Moore finished with a 62.
Coahulla Creek had been scheduled to face the Lady Ramblers in a nine-hole match, but ended up not coming to LaFayette as they had been double-booked on the day. Ridgeland’s Christa Parrish played a solo and had the day’s low round with a 47.
LaFayette downs Trion
The Ramblers saw all six of its varsity golfers break 40 last Tuesday as they claimed a 38-stroke victory over Trion in a nine-hole match at the LaFayette Golf Course.
LaFayette (146) got a pair of even-par 36’s from Gage Smith and Carter Grant, while Tyler Jackson and Mason Cain both shot 1-over par 37 to round out the team score. Riley Grant had a 38 and Scott Smith shot a 39.
Noah Hankins carded a 42 to lead the Bulldogs (184), followed by Walker Weaver (46), Gabe Cooper (47) and Cooper Malone (49).
LaFayette’s junior varsity team also played on Tuesday. Durham shot a 41, followed by Moore (44), Bettis (49) and Mitchell (52) to complete the 186 total.
The Lady Ramblers also beat Trion on Tuesday. Team scores were not available as of press time. Johnson was low medalist with a 47. Whittle shot a 54, followed by Bowman with a 55 and Moore with a 60.
Ridgeland, LFO split matches
Ridgeland and LFO converged at Brown Acres Golf Course in Chattanooga last Tuesday afternoon for a nine-hole match and ended the day with a split.
The Warriors scored the victory, 200-237, while the Lady Panthers picked up a 118-121 win.
LFO’s Garrison Gentry was the day’s low medalist with a 42. John Reed carded a 47, followed by Alec Gentry (52) and Brandon McBryar (59).
Tristin Burks paced Ridgeland with a 56, while Justin Carver (59), Ryan Grasham (61) and Eli Gilreath (61) rounded out the team total.
In the girls’ match, Parrish had the lowest score of the day with a 56 for the Lady Panthers. Her teammate, Lauren Cain, finished with a 62.
Tea Wilson shot a 59 for the Lady Warriors and Angie Lee, fresh off tennis season, shot a 62 in her first round of the season.
Ramblers place third in Carrollton
The Ramblers had three of their six golfers finish in the top 30 and saw all six finish in the top 50 as they placed sixth overall in the team standings at the Carrollton Trojan Invitational at Sunset Hills Country Club over the weekend.
Gage Smith carded rounds of 79 and 74 to finish with a twoday total of 153, which earned him a tie for 10th place. Riley Grant (76-79) finished in a tie for 15th. Carter Grant (84-78) ended his tournament in a tie for 28th place.
Jackson (87-77) finished 36th. Cain (8978) finished in a tie for 38th place, while Scott Smith (95-94) was 50th.
LaFayette stumbled to a 326 on Friday, but bounced back with a 307 in Saturday’s round to finish at 633. They were 10 shots behind Darlington (623) and 20 shots behind fourthplace Starr’s Mill (613).
Auburn (Ala.) won the tournament with rounds of 300 and 293 for a total of 593. Columbus (307-292) was six shots behind, while St. Pius X (303-302) was third.