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U-H boys, Unaka girls take match win on links

BY IVAN SANDERS
STAR SPORTS EDITOR
ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com 
After a couple of weeks missed due to extra-curricular activities being postponed, local golf teams are back on the links as on Wednesday Hampton, Chuckey Doak, Unaka, and University High met to participate in a golf match at the Elizabethton Golf Course.
When the dust had settled after nine holes of action, the U-H boys and Unaka girls stood at the top of the class as each claimed victory on the day as the Bucs shot a team-total 164 which was ten strokes better than Hampton that finished with a 174 and Chuckey Doak who wrapped up the day with a 199.
Unaka didn’t figure into the four-man team total as the Rangers had only two boys who took to the course on Wednesday.
Hampton’s Josh Owens and U-H’s Garrett Gentry finished as the boys’ medalist winners on the afternoon as both golfers recorded a two-over-par 38.
Gentry led the boys to the match win with his 38 followed by Daxx Carr with a 39. Wes Estes finished with a round of 40 while Ben Vargo’s 47 made up the team score.
Other Bucs included Jaxson Williams (48) and Hank Berning (49).
Owens led the Bulldogs to a second-place finish with his 38 while Avery Hill added a 43. Parker Henry (46) and RJ Tolley (47) helped to make up Hampton’s 174 on the afternoon.
Jonah Gable and Jude Hickman finished with a round of 52 each for Hampton.
Tyler Morrison was the only Black Knight golfer to finish under a 50 on the afternoon as the Chuckey Doak player recorded a low round of 45. Other C-D players included Jordan Pruitt (50), Samuel Riddle (52), Ethan Smith (52), and Kyle Malone (56).
Unaka’s Gavin Seigfried carded a 54 to lead the two-man Ranger squad. Casey Wiggins wrapped up his day by firing a 62.
In girls’ play, the Lady Rangers round of 97 was enough to hold off the challenge of U-H who finished with a nine-hole total of 109.
For Unaka, Sadie Shoun completed her day with a 48 while teammate Macy Ensor was close behind with a 49 to make up the team scoring for the Lady Rangers.
U-H was led by Chloe Ganger who checked in with a 54 while fellow Lady Buc Quinn Scheller finished with a 55.
Hampton only had one lady playing on the day as Macy Henry recorded a 50 for her nine-holes of play.
The Lady Black Knights didn’t field a team on the day.