Cyclone boys take top honors on the links

Published 1:42 pm Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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The Elizabethton golf team welcomed West Ridge and Volunteer to a three-way match at Elizabethton Golf Course on Monday on an overcast day for a nine-hole prep golf match.

When the totals were added, the Cyclone boys led by a sizzling 33 by Carson Peters who took medalist’s honors on the day came out on top by 11 strokes over runner-up Volunteer who closed out their team round with a 162, and West Ridge came into the clubhouse with a 174.

Caleb Tipton finished with an even-par 36 while Jacob Williams and Alex Gouge each finished with a nine-hole total of 41 apiece.

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Chase Buck carded out with a 44 while Cyclone teammate Luke Campbell shot a 45 to close out the Cyclones on the afternoon.

Jon Wes Lovelace paced the Falcons to the second-place finish by completing the nine-hole round with a 36. He was followed by fellow Volunteer teammates Blair Davis (40), Tucker McClain (41), and Falcon teammates Gabe Good and Austin Willams who each finished with identical 45’s.

Noah Gillespie closed out Volunteer’s day with a total of 48.

West Ridge, which was 23 strokes off the lead, was led by Caleb Royston who finished his day with a team-leading 39. Grayson Manis (44), Parker Leming (45), and Tanner Stapleton (46) helped to make up the team total of 174.

Other Wolves who finished the day included Jack Soltis (48) and Dylan Cowen (48).

In girls’ play, West Ridge’s 84 bested Volunteer’s 89 and the Lady Cyclones 93 to take first place for the ladies on the day.

The Lady Wolves were paced by Kirstyn Moore who completed her nine-hole round with a 41. Teammate Arabella Laughlin helped to make up the team total by adding a 43. Yssabel Thompson completed the course with a 57 for West Ridge.

Volunteer’s ladies were led on the afternoon by Hannah Stewart who finished as the day’s girls’ medalist with a round of 39. Lillie Redwine shot a 50 to make up Volunteer’s score. The Lady Falcons Julie Mowell added a 53.

For Elizabethton, Hannah McDowell led the charge with a 44 followed by Gabby Miller with a 49 to close out the afternoon round.