Wilkerson logs another golf tournament win

Posted By | September 6, 2012 12:00 am

Another tourney win. A.J. Wilkerson, pictured above with WCHS golf coach, Eric Mitchell, shot a 73 Tuesday and tied for first in the Keith Maxwell Invitational tournament played at the McMinnville Country Club.

If Tuesday’s play at the Keith Maxwell Invitational Golf Tournament is any indication, Monday’s District 6AAA tournament could go right down to the wire.
The Maxwell Invitational was played at the McMinnville Country Club, which will be the site of the district tournament this year. All five of the District 6AAA teams competed in the event. Nine strokes are all that separated the five boys’ teams in the district. The teams had to play through rain several times during the course of the 18-hole event.
WCHS senior, A.J. Wilkerson, kept up his solid play winning yet another event. He finished with a 73, which was one-over par. He finished tied with Cumberland County’s Taylor Houston. Wilkerson also won the longest drive award.
Cumberland County’s boys’ won the event shooting a 311 as a team. Coffee County came in second with a 313 followed by Cookeville in third at 314. Warren County tied Maryville for fourth, both shooting a 319. The Warriors came in sixth with a 320. There were 14 boys’ teams and 12 girls’ teams in the tournament.
In addition to Wilkerson’s 73, Jesse Villard added a 79 for WCHS followed by Cameron Bruce (82) and Zach Payne (86). Tommy Sparkman also played and shot an 89.
The Warriorettes also played in the tournament, but the final team standings were not available at press time. The Warriorettes finished with a 188.
Shelby Johnson was the low girl for WCHS carding an 88. Melaney Payne followed with a 100. Kate Ferguson (113) and Gabriella Farley (114) also played.
The lowest girls’ score on the day was an 81.
The Warrior golfers wrap up the regular season Thursday at Heatherhurst against Cumberland County.
The teams will then compete in Monday’s District 6AAA tournament back at the McMinnville Country Club. The top three teams and the top five individuals not on one of those teams will earn spots in the region tournament. The Region 3AAA tournament will be played Thursday, September 13th at Harrison Bay in Chattanooga.

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