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A tough day on the course… Cyclone boys finish second, girls fourth in four-team match

BY IVAN SANDERS
STAR SPORTS EDITOR
ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com     
JOHNSON CITY – After a solid round on their home course Monday, the Elizabethton linksters traveled to the Johnson City Country Club on Wednesday afternoon for a four-team match against host Science Hill, Sullivan East, and Volunteer High School.
The Cyclone boys’ managed to hold their own in the match as they claimed second place in team play while the Lady Cyclones found the going tough as they finished fourth.
In boys’ action, Science Hill’s John Cheek claimed individual medalist honors by firing a round-best 33 to lead the host ‘Toppers to a 14-stroke victory over Elizabethton, 147 to 161.
The Falcons of Volunteer finished the round in third place with a 183 while Sullivan East checked in with a 198.
Aside from Cheek’s 33, teammate Ari Madhok had a nine-hole round of 36 followed by a 39 from McKibben Teal and Kipp Hambrick.
For Elizabethton, Carson Peters led the charge for the Cyclones with a round of 38. Padraig Murphy was one stroke off with a 39.
Cooper Tipton’s 41 and a 43 by Caleb Tipton closed out the four-man scoring for the Cyclones. Two other Cyclones had good rounds on the day as Jacob Williams fired a 44 and Kerry Williams added a 48.
For Volunteer, Noah Gillespie led the boys from Church Hill by carding a 42 for his nine-hole total. Tucker McLain (45), Briar Davis (46), and Zach Taylor (50) closed out the team score for the Falcons.
The Patriots were led by Justice Dillard who recorded a 43 for the round. Seth Snyder (50), Matt Durham (52), and Shea Sherfey (53) were the top four finishers for East.
In girls’ play, it was the host Lady ‘Toppers who came out on top with an 86 led by Grace Smith who had a one-over-par 37 for the nine holes played. Rachel Smith’s 49 made up the team score as in girls’ play the top two accumulated scores make up the overall score.
Hannah Stewart (45) and Ellie McLain (50) helped lead the Lady Falcons from Volunteer to the second-place finish.
Sullivan East managed to slip past the Lady Cyclones for third place thanks to a round of 48 shot by Tori Leonard while Gracie Carrier’s 53 made up the Lady Patriots team round of 101.
Katelyn Kechter led the Lady Cyclones on the day as she recorded a round of 53. Gabby Miller’s 54 helped to make up the Lady Cyclones round of 107.
Hannah McDonnell and Kylee Evans both recorded a round of 56 for the Lady Cyclones.