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Cyclone linksters come out on top in match with Central

BY IVAN SANDERS
STAR SPORTS EDITOR
ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com
On a gorgeous afternoon for a prep golf match, the Elizabethton Cyclones work on the Elizabethton Golf Course was a thing of beauty in its own right as the Cyclones handled the Cougar golf team of Sullivan Central with ease in the two-way match.
The match was supposed to be a three-team match but with Hampton sidelined by the COVID-19, the match continued with just the two teams.
In girls’ play, Central had only one lone player, Meg Dotson, who fired a nine-hole round of 59 but that wasn’t going to be enough as Elizabethton’s Katelyn Kechter put the ‘W’ in the win column for the Cyclones by firing a 49 to lead her team to the victory.
Hannah McDonnell was five strokes off the lead as she finished her day with a 54. Gabby Miller followed two strokes back of McDonnell with a round of 56.
Kylee Evans and Ashlynn Guy rounded out the day for the Lady Cyclones as each shot rounds of 57.
In boys’ play, Seth Robinette of Central took medalist honors with a 37 but the lefty Carson Peters of Elizabethton was on Robinette’s heels and thanks to Peters 38 and a 39 each from Cooper Tipton and Jacob Williams, the Cyclones prevailed on their home course by downing the visiting Cougars, 158-174.
Peters has played consistently in the matches to date and has proven that his athletic ability on the links matches his unbelievable musical talent as well.
Caleb Tipton’s 42 figured into the four-man top scores to give the overall winning total. Braden Phillips also recorded a round of 42 for the Cyclones.
Padraig Murphy and Chase Buck had a solid round on the day as both Cyclones collected 43s while Kerry Williams closed out with a 48.
The Cyclones were back in action on Tuesday when they traveled to Graysburg Hills to square off with Daniel Boone and Crockett.  They travel to Johnson City Country Club on Friday for a 3:30 pm match against Science Hill.