Cyclone boys win District 1-AA Golf Championship

Published 6:55 pm Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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Each time the  Elizabethton Cyclone boys golf team has taken to the links this season, the team has been at or near the top in each of their matches.

On Monday, the Cyclones picked the perfect time to take the top spot as the team shot a round of 303 to capture the 2021 District 1-AA Golf Championship on their home course at Elizabethton Golf Course.

With strong finishes by Caleb Tipton who finished second overall with a 69 and Carson Peters 72 which was good enough for third, the Cyclones edged second-place Science Hill by a slim five strokes as the Hilltoppers finished with a 308. Dobyns-Bennett claimed third place as the Indians finished with a team total of 311.

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Other Cyclone finishers on the afternoon included Alex Gouge and Chase Buck with 81’s and Luke Campbell closed out the day with an 83.

In girls’ action, the Lady Cyclones had to go to a team playoff hole with Daniel Boone as Ashlynn Guy sank the decisive putt to give Coach Ken Hardin’s team a third-place finish with a team total of 179.

Hannah McDonnell led the Lady Cyclones on the day with an 86 which was good for fourth individually. Guy followed behind with a 93 while Gabby Miller ended the day with a 94.

Science Hill took the girls’ District 1-AA title by firing a 166 on the afternoon while the Lady Indians of Dobyns-Bennett finished second with a 169.

Both teams advance to next week’s regional tournament in Links Hills in Greeneville.