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Clarksville, TN – Rossview High School’s girls golf team was a runaway winner of the Region 5-AAA golf tournament, Sept. 30th at Swan Lake Golf Course, earning a chance to advance to the state tournament; while Clarksville High School’s Hunter Richardson was the lone local boys golfer to make the state tournament field.
After needing a two-hole playoff to win last week’s District 10-AAA title, the Lady Hawks left no doubt in taking the region crown, finishing 10 shots in front of runner-up Station Camp High School and 13 shots better than Clarksville High – the team they edged in last week’s playoff.
“I think winning that playoff last week really gave them the extra confidence that they needed to know they could do it and take them to a different level,” Rossview coach Michael Brice said. “I knew we hadn’t played our best golf as a whole team yet this year and if we did we had the potential to win and advance to state.”
Rossview’s Haney Long was the tournament’s low medalist, with a two-over par round of 73, four shots better than teammate Caroline Caudill and Station Camp’s Leah Deagle — who both carded six-over 77’s.
“I feel like a big weight has been lifted off our shoulders and that all the hard work we’ve done is paying off,” Long said. “We had a great mindset going in, we were very confident that we knew how we could play, and we just came out an executed and never gave up until the last putt.”
Along with Rossview’s Long, Caudill and Reagan Greene — who advance as a team to the state finals – Clarksville High’s Megan Beane will advance as an individual.
On the boys side, Hendersonville High School fired a blistering team-total of 297 to take the team title, and advance to the state tournament, by 12 shots over runner-up Clarksville High.
“Hendersonville has a great squad and we knew we had to be on the top of our game to have a chance to beat them and we were not at the top of our game,” Clarksville High coach Adam Welch said. “Hunter (Richardson) and Aaron (King) played well, but the other three are much better golfers than their scores reflect.
“I feel horrible for Sam (Davis) and Peyton (Williams), as seniors, that this is their last round and I know if you asked them neither one would be happy with their round.”
Individually, Richardson took low medalist honors, with a three-under par round of 68, and will advance to the state tournament as an individual.
“I just tried to go out and stick to what I wanted to do today,” Richardson said. “I tried not to have any three putts and not get wrapped up in thinking that this is regions and just play my game.
“I’ve never been to state; this will be the first time. I’ve always seem to play really bad in the region tournament before, but I guess I pulled through today.”
Next up for Rossview’s girls team and Richardson will be the TSSAA State Golf Championships on Oct. 8th and 9th at the WilliowBrook Golf Course in Manchester, TN.
Girls Team scores Rossview 150, Station Camp 160, Clarksville High 163, Wilson Central 182, Lebanon 185, Henry County 199 Girls Individual Scores Rossview: Haney Long 73, Caroline Caudill 77, Reagan Greene 81 Station Camp: Leah Deagle 77*, Breyanne Bannister 83*, Sydney Koch 97 Clarksville High: Megan Beane 79*, Breanna Smith 84, Mariah Smith 91 Wilson Central: Lise Malherbe 87, Katie Hutchinson 95, Autumn Stamps 95 Lebanon: Ryan Hallums 90, Caroline Hendrick 95, Sydney Hallums 114 Henry County: Brittany Martin 93, Madison Dillard 106, Holly Dial 108 Hendersonville: Meghann Stamps 78* Beech: Kennedy Galpin 93 Mt. Juliet: Haylee Gold 111 West Creek: Hyebin Lim 117 Gallatin: Morgan Curtis 119 Portland: Annie Beth Brown 123 Northeast: Danayla Odom-West 135 Northwest: Alyssa Carlston 137 Kenwood: Brittany Weinberger 162
*Advances to state as Individual
Boys Team scores Hendersonville 297, Clarksville High 309, Station Camp 327, Mt. Juliet 339, Henry County 353, Rossview 361 Boys Individual Scores Hendersonville: Landon Albert 71, Noah Trenkler 74, Austin Lancaster 76, Charles Seals 76, Jacob Sherlin 78 Clarksville High: Hunter Richardson 68*, Aaron King 78, Payton Williams 80, Eric Jinnette 83, Sam Davis 93 Station Camp: Mikey Watkins 78, Grant Thorpe 82, Jack Ebbert 82, Becker Morgan 85, Jordan Powell 90 Mt. Juliet: Cooper Sears 75*, Tucker Hall 78, Ryan Heiswander 90, Eric Dubois 96, Hunter Mehring 99 Henry County: Jamison Hayes 84, Hunter Bethune 84, Evan Todd 88, Chase Hill 97, Will Sledd 109 Rossview: Garrett Ladd 82, Coda Peyton 87, Spencer O’Shoney 96, J.C. Poland 96, Hunter Blake 104 Wilson Central: Hayden Bramble 75*, Casey Brandon 81 Springfield: Vince Gallagher 75*, Parker Millison 109 Beech: Colin Bumgarner 78, Brock Bell 89 Kenwood: Alex Brack 91, Marcus Seeley 100 Lebanon: J.C. McDearman 84 Northeast: Connor Marrott 109
*Advances to state as Individual
Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.
Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.
Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.
Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.