WCHS golf splits with Cookeville in the opener

by | July 30, 2018 10:11 am

Makenzie Morton tees off on hole number one on, Thursday afternoon. Morton was the low scorer for the Warriorettes with a 71.

Jarrett Glass tees off on hole number one, on Thursday afternoon. Glass was the low scorer for the Warriors with a 75.

The 2018 golf season officially got underway at White County High School, on Thursday, when the Warriors and Warriorettes took on district-powerhouse Cookeville for an 18-hole match at the Sparta Country Club.

The Warriorettes would pick up their first win of the season, on Thursday, with a seven-stroke victory over Cookeville. The Warriors, though, wouldn’t fare too well against Cookeville, falling by 33 strokes.

In the girl’s match, WCHS, who was coming in as the two-time defending district champs, won their match 154 to 161. Makenzie Morton led the Warriorettes to the win with the low round on the day of a 71. Ansley Phifer would finish her day an 83. The Warriorettes also had two other players play, on Thursday, Morgan Quick and Addi Selby. Selby finished the day with a 93, and Quick would shoot a 94.

Coach Mitchell had this to say about the girls’ match, “I am proud of these young ladies. They have gone unbeaten as a team the last two regular seasons and have won back-to-back districts, and they won the region last year and went to the state tournament for the first time. To be able to come out and play well after a critical loss in Mackenzie Burton, due to graduation, is very solid. Kenzie Morton is one of the best players in this area, and Ansley Phifer has worked so hard on her game. It’s a great start to the season.

On the boys’ side, the Warriors would fall to Cookeville 335 to 302. Jarrett Glass, who finished with his round with a 75, would lead the Warriors. Trey Crockett would finish with an 81, Jeremiah Gardenhire would end with an 87, and Tyson Welch would shoot a 92. Tristen Roberts would also play and shoot a 96.

Cookeville’s Jared Funderburk finished with the low round on the day, ending with a 72. Cookeville’s other scores were a 75 and two 78s.

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