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Courtesy Tim McBride
The Rebel golf team traveled to Poplar Meadows in Union City, Monday, August 27, to face the host Golden Tornadoes and South Fulton.
The ladies had two convincing wins on the day with their 73 team score. Also impressive for the ladies today was that with Whitley Smith’s 46 and Olivia Wright’s 47, 6 girls shot under 50 for the first time this season. It was definitely the ladies’ day to shine on the golf course!
Senior Julie French posted her best round ever in a high school golf match, shooting an impressive 1 under par 35, which included 2 bogeys, 3 birdies, and 4 pars. This was her first round ever under 40 in a high school 9 hole match. Added to this was a 2 over par 38 shot by Maggie Glass and a 40 shot by senior Mallory Cole. Freshman Juleyanne Weatherford continued her recent improved play with a 41.
The gentlemen continued their winning ways with a close 5 stroke win over Union City, while defeating South Fulton convincingly. Johnathan Moore led the men with a 3 over 39. Adding to their 169 team total were a 40 and 42 respectively by seniors Ben Austin and Will McBride, with Nathan Nanney adding a 48 to round out the scoring.
Coach Smith was pleased with the road wins and extremely happy for the overall play of the ladies team, referencing the amazing round by French, Glass’ solid play, as well as the good rounds by Cole and Weatherford. He was also happy with Whitley’s and Olivia’s sub 50 rounds in what he stated was a great day overall for the ladies squad. A close road win is always impressive, as Smith noted in the gentlemen’s performance today, with the men holding it together toward the end of the round to get the victory.
The golf teams traveled to the Gibson County Golf Course in Dyer, Thursday, August 30th, to face Trenton Peabody and Gibson Co.
The Rebel ladies were represented in the match by senior Olivia Wright and junior Whitley Smith as Peabody didn’t field a ladies team and Gibson Co. has only 2 players.
When the scores were added up after completing the nine hole match, Smith had earned medalist honors with a 46, with Wright close behind shooting a 47 for the 93 stroke team total and a dominating 31 stroke victory over Gibson Co. Both ladies were elated afterwards following their huge win and dual sub 50 rounds on the day.
The gentlemen faced both teams and came away with two more wins, 7 strokes ahead of Gibson Co, with the Peabody win differential more substantial.
Ben Austin earned match medalist honors in leading the McKenzie effort with an even par 36 that included 3 trifectas of pars, birdies, and bogeys. Johnathan Moore shot 41, with Will McBride’s 42 and Logan Green’s 44 completing the 163 team total.
Coach Smith was excited about his team’s performance, and especially happy with Whitley and Olivia carrying the ladies’ team banner in getting the road win today. Smith also noted the gentlemen winning a road match against two teams they’ll see in the District tournament in a few weeks and Austin’s 2 over start after 2 holes to shoot 2 under the final 7 and get back to even par.
The week’s results culminated with the ladies improving to 19-5-1, with the gentlemen now at 34-1.