Lewis to play for Bears golf team

♦ Cedar­town grad signs with Truett McCon­nell

The Standard Journal - - SPORTS - By Kevin Myrick [email protected]­stan­dard­jour­nal.net

An­other Cedar­town star is get­ting the chance to be a col­lege ath­lete in the years ahead, with Bull­dog head­ing off to be a Bear this time around.

Truett McCon­nell’s golf pro­gram will get the tal­ents of Cedar­town grad­u­ate Jhett Lewis, who signed his of­fer to play for their team dur­ing a cel­e­bra­tion at Meadow Lakes Coun­try Club late last week.

“They de­cided on me,” Lewis said. “It was my best of­fer… I see it as the best place for me.”

The Bears golf team get what Bears coach Steve Pat­ton said would be a great ad­di­tion to the team.

“I’ve never been as ex­cited about a player as Jhett,” Pat­ton said. “He’s a fine young man, and I’m go­ing to tell you some­thing. As good as he is at golf, he’s an even bet­ter young man.”

Pat­ton said that he treats all play­ers like fam­ily, and looked for­ward to de­vel­op­ing that re­la­tion­ship with Lewis in the years to come. He added as well he thinks Lewis might be the key for the Bears to over­come the odds and make it into a Na­tional Cham­pi­onship round.

“I hope you’re go­ing to see that when he comes back to visit, all the things he’s go­ing through and the fun he’s hav­ing,” Pat­ton said. “We’re go­ing to grow to­gether.”

His former head coach added his own brief re­marks and said he be­lieved Lewis was go­ing to do well at Truett McCon­nell.

“This is go­ing to a very well de­serv­ing young man,” Bull­dogs golf coach Bob Tracey said.

The son of Eric and An­gela Lewis, the forth­com­ing Bear golfer said he plans to study busi­ness and wants to go into sales when he fin­ishes school.

“I think I can grow and be the best I can, as a per­son first, and be a great stu­dent, and play some

good golf,” Lewis said.

He hoped his sign­ing would en­cour­age his team­mates who are com­ing up on their own grad­u­a­tions to work hard and find a way to keep up the game Lewis loves, one that he’s been play­ing since child­hood.

“This is a great game, and you can play it as long as you want,” Lewis said. “The in­juries aren’t re­ally there like in other sports. I just want them to grow and be­come bet­ter.”

He added that golf can “give you a chance to go some­where and play the game, while also meet some many new cul­tures and learn about new ways.”

/ Con­trib­uted by Gail Con­ner

Jhett Lewis was joined by fam­ily, friends and coaches for his sign­ing at Meadow Lakes Coun­try Club with Truett McCon­nell.

/ Con­trib­uted by Gail Con­ner

Friends and fel­low team­mates joined Jhett Lewis in cel­e­bra­tion of his schol­ar­ship sign­ing with Truett McCon­nell at Meadow Lakes Coun­try Club, the home course for the Cedar­town Bull­dogs.

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