WCHS Warriorette golf team wins Golden Eagle Classic
By Andy Southard | August 7, 2017 6:33 am
Last Updated: August 7, 2017 at 8:20 am
White County High School golfers traveled to Rhea County, on Thursday, to compete in the second annual Golden Eagle Classic play at the Dayton Country Club.
The Warriorettes’ golf team came away with a first-place finish, winning the tournament by 20 strokes. The Warriors came away with a second-place finish, 16 strokes behind first-place Cookeville and one stroke ahead of third-place finisher Bearden.
The Warriorettes carded a 164 lead by Kenzie Morton with an 80. Makenzie Morton added an 84 for the team total. Ansley Phifer also played and shot a 99.
Cookeville and Bearden were the two teams that finished in second place, with both teams carding a 184. The individual low scorer on the girls’ side was Emma Brown from Bearden with a 79. Kenzie Morton finished in second place.
The rest of the girls’ field was Soddy Daisy (189), Rhea County (191), White House Heritage (207), Livingston (229), and McMinn (260).
On the boys’ side of the course, Cookeville dominated the field, winning the tournament by 16 strokes. The Cavaliers shot a 320 on the day. Jared Funderburk led Cookeville with a 77. He won the low honors on the day.
Cookeville had three players shoot in the 70’s on the day. There were only two other boys’ golfers that shot in the 70’s that day who weren’t on Cookeville’s team.
The Warriors finished with a team score of 336 for the second-place spot.
Tanner Bryant led WCHS with an 80 for the sixth lowest score on the day. Blake Gongaware finished with an 81. Tyson Welch (87) and Jarrett Lee Glass (88) were the other two counting scores for the Warriors. Trey Crockett also played in the tournament and shot a 92.
Bearden finished in third place thanks to help from Ryan Schuhmann’s 80. The rest of the scores for the boys’ field were: Rhea (356), Livingston (358), Soddy Daisy (367), McMinn (385), and White House-Heritage (406).
WCHS Coach Eric Mitchell, talked about the tournament.
“Our girls played well, and the boys clawed their way to a second-place finish behind Cookeville,” said Mitchell. “The last two times our girls have played here, they have come away with wins in both matches – last year at the district tournament and this year – so I am very pleased with the way our girls play here. I am very proud of both of my teams.”
The golf team returns to action Aug. 7 at the annual Early Bird Invitational, in Cookeville, and then will host Cumberland County, on Thursday, at Sparta Country Club.